Welcome to my wordpress blog, which is where I share short articles on personal safety and karate.
I’m a best-selling martial arts author, international coach and training advisor, co-curricular education specialist, two-time transplant survivor and nerd.
You can watch short previews of some of my work on my youtube channel, read some helpful tips here on my blog, or visit my website to become a supporter and see more of what I share in my books and international seminars. 🙂
Want to know more about what I do?
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A brief look at what I do…
I’m best known internationally for the realistic safe scenario simulation training that I run and my focus on legally underpinned self defence (that’s self defense for some of you!), but have also gained widespread recognition in the karate community for writing five critically acclaimed best-selling books on the effective application of traditional karate kata.
My seminars, books, youtube videos and articles have become very popular with the growing number of groups and individuals looking to enhance their own training through a pragmatic approach to the practical application of traditional martial arts for effective self defence. In addition to my regular classes I travel to lecture and teach and am lucky enough to have had invitations to teach in the UK, USA, Canada and Europe.
I am a member of the British Combat Association (one of the world’s leading groups for close-quarter combat, self-protection and practical martial arts) and the Chief Instructor of the Practical Karate Association. I’m fortunate to have great friends in a number of different martial arts, security and law enforcement fields with whom I share ideas and who encourage and help me in my own training.
In addition to my best-selling books, I have been a regular contributor for Traditional Karate Magazine, Combat Magazine and Jissen. When I’m not training, relaxing or doing voluntary work, I focus on researching and producing material for this blog and more in-depth articles and videos for my supporter community.