Andrew has trained in various martial arts including Kung Fu, Tae Kwon Do, Kyokushin Karate, BJJ and Muay Thai. He has also branched into reality based self defence, training in Krav Maga (with the International Krav Maga Federation and the Israeli Krav Maga Association) and has been heavily influenced and indebted to the pure and applied self defence teachings of Richard Dimitri (founder of Senshido) and Chris Roberts (founder of SAFE International). Andrew has a keen interest in teaching pure and applied self defence to those deemed by society to be “vulnerable”. He teaches with a principles approach as opposed to fixed step sequences, since teaching by principles trains one to spontaneously improvise tactically from moment to moment, which is what is required under real world chaotic violence.
Qualifications and experience:
- Gendai Krav Maga Black Belt (Previously certified under International Krav Maga Federation, Israeil Krav Maga Association, and Krav Maga Systems)
- Tae Kwon Do black belt
- Progressive Kickboxing black belt
- Academy of Mixed Martial Arts Muay Thai black rank
- SAFE International Qualified Instructor