Started training in 1981, finally started to make sense of the martial arts after encountering Russell Stutely. These days I teach Karate full-time and have authored 5 books and over 50 DVDs of practical applications to this art that I love. I teach in Devon, but also in seminars where-ever I am invited. I have taught in the UK, Europe, and Japan. I teach people from various styles of Karate, as the principles that bind us are stronger than the politics that drive us apart. Aiki and Jujutsu people also attend our seminars – even if you don’t do kata you’re going to train in some nice techniques. Have a look at www.tv.bunkai.co.uk for a taste of what I teach, and if you like what you see then give us a call to discuss your requirements More info: Seminars are by arrangement, usually a Saturday, Sunday, or the whole weekend. If more than 4 hours travel from Devon I will require accommodation, too. We will cover subjects of your choice, but usually principles of Kata Bunkai.
- President of the Aikido Union England.
- 6th dan Aikido Budo,(AUE).
- OCFM International Coach
- PPDT International Coach
- UKMAA Personal Safety Specialist.
- Chief Instructor @ Aikido Union England
- Chief Instructor Rising Spirit Aikido.
7th Degree Black Belt – Martial Arts
KOTAN AUSTRALIA – CEO
How Can My Life Experiences Benefit You?
I know that’s what you’re asking, because that’s exactly what I would want to know. So lets get the normal background stuff out of the road first so that we can talk about what’s important to you. You get someone with over 25 years experience in Asia, Europe, and USA and Australia establishing and building successful businesses. I started at the bottom sweeping floors from the age of 9, worked on machines in factories all the way through to running multi million dollar companies as the CEO/MD. An author of several books on success, business, balance and how to apply the “Success Mindset” to any part of your life. Experience as a Coach, Mentor, Trainer and Consultant supporting both “Business and Individuals” who are looking to be at the “Next Level of Performance” and “Success… Personally or Professionally”
Started training in Judo age 9, then continued to learn, Boxing, Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Kung Fu, BJJ & Muay Thai Kickboxing.
Attending every seminar I could to learn all styles of no BS fighting.
At 15, I was knocking around Kings Cross in Sydney and then over 20 yrs with outlaw bike clubs, have done Door work, Debt collection and the like.
Growing up in the school of hard knocks, constantly training & testing my skills taught me what actually worked on the street.
1990 started teaching friends my blend of street combat. 1995 opened CBK Street Combat on the mid north coast of NSW, a blend Kickboxing & Street Fighting.
The last 21 yrs I’ve focused on reality based systems, training with Australian SAS & US Special Forces Instructors and anyone else that could teach me real tactics & principles for personal protection.
In 2002 I founded Close Quarter Street Combat. With over 40 yrs experience I’m passionate to teach you real Personal Protection.
Private Lessons & small groups available; CQSC, Kickboxing, Survive Violence Seminars for Women, Bully Proof Kids,
Empowering Youth Programs and Comply & Control for Security.
Address, Marsden Cres. Port Macquarie 2444 NSW. Ph 0413 527 181. Open Mon – Fri 6am – 7pm.