The Instructor


  • 1st Degree, Red Prajioud (Instructor) in Muay Thai
  • Cobra Self Defence certified instructor
  • Cobra Martial Arts Association approved
  • Member of the National Black Belt Register

Other styles studied

  • MMA
  • Escrima/Kali/Arnis
  • Jeet Kune Do Concepts

Classes are taught by an instructor with over 15 years+ experience in martial arts. Originally starting his martial arts career in the late 90’s in Muay Thai Boxing at Bad Company (Leeds) and Filipino Boxing (with Pat O'Malley). In MMA under coach Mark ‘Spenna’ Spencer of Team Fulinkazan Later with the Master Sken Academy (Stockport). Japanese Ju-Jitsu & self defence with Andrew Morrell (7th Dan JuJitsu) head of the Cobra Martial Arts Association. All these elements make up our Defence Concepts (DefCon) system.

Our syllabus draws primarily from:

  • Muay Thai - Originally known as 'The Art of 9 Limbs' as we utilise fists, elbows, shin kicks, knees & headbutts. 'The Art of 9 Limbs' is practiced throughout southeast asia under various names. Muay Laos in Laos, Pradal Serey in Cambodia, Lethwei in Burma & Silat Tomoi in Malaysia.
  • Panantukan - Often referred to as ‘dirty boxing’ due to its use of groin slaps, head butts, head manipulations, elbows and limb destructions that are devastatingly effective. Knees are also added to the mix and often aimed at the lower limbs while in boxing range. Panantukan is designed to allow an unarmed practitioner to engage in both armed and unarmed confrontations, it easily integrates the use of weapons such as knives, palmsticks (dulo y dulo). Since it is not a sport but rather a street/Jungle oriented fighting system, the techniques have not been adapted for safety or conformance to a set of rules for competition, thus it has a reputation as "dirty street fighting".

"Realistic knife defence that works"


Knife Defence

  • 65% of people who carry knives have their weapons used against them.
  • 10% of 11-12 year olds and 24% of 15 and 16 year olds said they had carried a weapon in the past year.
  • In 2004 more than 20 teenagers died as a result of knife attacks in the UK – that’s almost one teenager every two weeks.

Common sense tells us that knife fighting is dangerous. Solid knife defence skills first require a basic understanding of how you get wounded by a knife attack the severity. Then we look at how the person uses or holds the knife, because if they repeatedly stab as apposed to slash, a puncture wound can penetrate the flesh and severe and damage internal organs and thus be fatal.

We have four moves to effectively disarm any extreme close range knife attack. They are:
1. Grab
2. Close
3. Takedown/Lock
4. Escape

Attacks are not just with knives, but with a wide variety of edged weapons: screw driver, syringe, broken bottle, a shard of glass, a shank in a custody environment, and anything else that can cut or stab. Knowing how to survive these gruesome tools is vital.

Part of the Police Martial Arts Organisation

Police Martial Arts is open to all Police Officers as we think it is imperative that they keep on  top of both their physical skills and fitness levels. However many don't feel that they can maintain a regular training regime at a set club due to shift patterns. This scheme will allow them to train at any CMAA registered club at a discount, at a time that suits them as membership is direct with the CMAA rather than any specific club.

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