My father died suddenly from a heart attack. It was a shock to my system and I took the opportunity to reflect on what I had lived through up to that point. This reflection led to Martial arts. I was impressed by the instructor’s speed and grace. I was hooked. I joined my local Wing Chun class in Crawley.
I have been training Wing Chun for over 20 years. I am a 5th PG degree Black Sash and teaching in Crawley.
I found Krav Maga after researching defending weapon assaults. After attending some weekend bootcamps, I signed up for an instructor’s course. It was brutal. Mentally and physically. It taught me a different approach and mindset. I became an instructor and after some time set up CROSS KRAV MAGA ACADEMY. This training has opened opportunities of teaching Knife assault defence in the United States with NLB (No Lie Blades), self defence training for HERT (Hostile Environment Response Training), police officers, close protection officers and door supervisors.
I am a full-time instrcutor and I love what I do. I help people gain confidence, overcome fears, gain skills, help people to become fitter and stronger, how to protect themselves and their loved ones and I have built a supportive community.
My next project is to form a Community Interest Company (CIC) so I can help people with disabilities and mental health train in martial arts, meditation and general wellbeing.
My interests are Motorcycles, 1950s music and culture, History and visiting Spain where i hope to retire some day.