Jon Hegan

Few other UK martial arts instructors have such an extensive and authentic martial art CV. A former IKMF Expert level, he has trained in the martial arts for 25 years and continues to train privately with the top instructors in the UK. Jon was invited to train the Royal Marines primary Close Quarter Combat (CQC) instructors at their home base in Lympstone, Devon. As a result, their CQC syllabus was completely overhauled incorporating new techniques.

In addition to the striking arts, Jon is one of the few people in the world to have a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt under UFC legend Royce Gracie, as well a BJA Judo black belt. This makes Jon the highest qualified Krav Maga instructor in Europe.

Although anyone can teach martial arts, in order to teach a practical self-defence system like Krav Maga it helps to have some first-hand knowledge in dealing with ‘extreme’ violence. For the last 15 years Jon has ensured this is the case. After a six-year stint in the Royal Marines, serving in an operational commando unit, he then spent two years “on the door” as a bouncer. For the last 10 years, Jon has worked with young offenders in various secure units

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Ian Smith

Ian has trained in Wado Ryu Karate, Akido, boxing and Wing Chun Kung Fu. In 1997 he saw an advert for a new Krav Maga academy and has trained here ever since. Ian attended many of the early seminars for IKMF under the guidance of Eyal Yanilov. He has also attend seminars from guest instructors such Jeet Kune Do’s Terry Barnett, Paul Cudmore and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu world champion ‘Gustavo’. Ian assisted with training the PT staff at the Royal Marines Commando Training Centre. He is currently a Graduate level 4 grade.

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Geoff Prent

Geoff has an impressive martial arts background. He holds Black Belts in Karate and Kick Boxing. He began Krav Maga in 1998 and has attended seminars with the IKMF Head instructor Eyal Yanilov. Geoff has also has attended seminars from notable other instructors such as Jeet Kune Do’s Terry Barnett, Paul Cudmore and BJJ world champion ‘Gustavo’. Geoff was part of the team that assisted training the PT staff at the Royal Marines Commando Training Centre. He is currently an RGBJJ blue belt and Expert level 1

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Kevin Connor

Kevin started training in 1988 with Shotokan karate, from there he moved onto Su Tan do kickboxing, Mauy Thai, Kempo Jujitsu and is a fourth generation Master of Lau Gar Kung Fu. Kevin has attended seminars from notable other instructors such as Jeet Kune Do’s Terry Barnett and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu world champion ‘Gustavo’. He is currently an RGBJJ blue belt. Graduate Level 5 grade.

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Chris Sosna

After starting with fencing at school, Chris moved onto boxing and Thai boxing at university alongside regular training in the Russian art of Systema. After finishing university, Chris persued his training and started Krav Maga in 2004. Chris has attended seminars from notable other instructors such as JKD’s Terry Barnett and BJJ world champion ‘Gustavo’. He is currently an Expert Level 1 grade.

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Terry Duffosse

Terry has been training in Krav Maga since 2001 as well as studying Judo. He has been fortunate enough to have also trained in LA in Krav Maga and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu with John Machado and the legendary Rickson Gracie! He also trains with Jeet Kune Do’s Terry Barnett. He is currently a RGBJJ 4 stripe blue belt and Graduate Level 5 grade.

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Barry Johns

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Keith Whelan

Keith Whelan started training in Kempo Gohin Jitsu at university in Bristol. After finishing university, he pursued his training in Jeet Kune Do at Bob Breen’s Academy in London for 2 years. Keith then started Krav Maga in 2004. Keith has trained consistently for the last 8 years and was asked to join the instructional team in 2010.He has attended seminars with the IKMF Head instructor Eyal Yanilov, Terry Barnett and Paul Cudmore. He is currently a Graduate level 5 grade.

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Adam Spokes

Adam first started training in Judo and Wing Chun Kung Fu as a teenager. Whilst Wing Chun is an excellent system, after several years training, Adam felt he needed something more self defence orientated and started Krav Maga in 2006. He has attended club seminars from notable instructors including: Paul Cudmore, Terry Barnett, Royce Gracie, Eyal Yanilov, Tamir Gilad and BJJ Black belt Gustavo. In 2011 Adam was asked to join the instructors team and has assisted with classes and coaching ever since. he is currently a Graduate Level 4. Adam has been training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for the past 6 years and is currently an RGBJJ 4 stripe blue belt.

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