About Me


From martial arts master to creative storyteller, my journey has been a vibrant tapestry of passion and action.

Born in England, I discovered my love for movement and discipline at the young age of five, embarking on a journey that would see me become a world kickboxing champion, martial arts master, and life coach. But my curiosity wasn’t limited to the physical realm. My imagination was always my playground,

This innate curiosity fuelled a lifelong exploration of imagination, evident in my early love for role-playing games and filmmaking. This passion, coupled with a commitment to health and well-being, led me to co-found one of London’s most exclusive health clubs, KX GYM / KX Life before returning to my creative roots.

After a decade exploring the world of business, the creative fire reignited. Immersing myself in acting training in London, New York, and Los Angeles. My dedication led me from student films and fringe theatre to starring roles in award-winning short films, independent features, and even major TV and film productions.

My diverse skillset extends beyond acting. I leverage my knowledge and experience to consult with start-ups and entrepreneurs, and have even choreographed action sequences for films and prepared A-list actors for their physical roles.

As a writer, producer, and director, I continue to create content that fuels my creative spirit. With several film and TV scripts at various stages of development, and books and original music released under the names Cengiz, Cengiz Dervis, and Strode Road.

This is just a glimpse into my ongoing journey, a testament to the power of curiosity and the pursuit of a life filled with passion, purpose and action.