Instructor Steve undertook his Real Combat System Instructors training with two of Geoff Thompson's most accomplished and respected students Matty Evans and Tony Somers. Currently Steve is one of only 16 people worldwide who have achieved the qualification of a Level Two Instructor in The Real Combat System, and is a registered instructor with the British Combat Association.


Steve has a background in Boxing and Krav Maga, as well as The Real Combat System.


Steve is also a qualified Health and Safety consultant to businesses across the UK, he is CMIOSH (Chartered Member Institution of Occupational Safety and Health) accredited and an approved consultant on OSHCR (The Occupational Safety and Health Consultants Register).

Steve has advised and trained companies across the UK on all aspects of personal safety, protection and defensive techniques.

He has also advised companies who have employees working abroad in high risk environments. 

As a self defence instructor Steve is not just  gym trained, he has experienced conflict at street level professionally through door work.

Steve's philosophy on self defence is that it must be simple, instinctive and effective; "Violence is ugly, and my advice is always to escape if you can, however if escape is not possible and you have no other options than to defend yourself or loved ones, then in that moment you must be first, fast and ferocious until the threat is neutralised".   

"My goal is to give you the training and confidence to walk in peace, but also effectively deal with a situation should it arise"


Steve now also offers personal one to one training and mentoring sessions at weekends, if you are interested in this please message Steve via the contacts page.

Instructor Steve 

Steve is a fantastic instructor, he has been a great mentor and has really enabled me to develop great confidence.


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