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Martial arts

Jack's martial arts & self defence journey

The Self Defence Academy

"Self defence is like a first aid kit. It is better to have it and not need it, than to need it but not have it"

- Jack -

Krav Maga Instructor



  • Founder of The Self Defence Academy and Chief Instructor

  • KMG (Krav Maga Global) Graduate Level 4

  • Krav Maga Adults & Kids Certified Instructor

  • BTEC Level 3 Award in Self Defence instruction

  • BTEC Level 2 Fitness Instructor

  • BTEC Level 3 Close Protection Operative

  • MMA Practitioner

Jack is the Founder of The Self Defence Academy, an official school of the Krav Maga Global (KMG), the most well known and prestigous Krav Maga organisation in the world. 

Jack’s training in martial arts and self-defence started in his twenties when he served as a Guard in the Presidential Guard Brigade, 2nd Battalion, located at the Prague Castle, Czech Republic.

After leaving the Army he gained further knowledge and experience in martial arts and hand-to-hand combat, violence management and conflict resolution during his many years of work as a Close Protection Operative (Bodyguard) looking after various diplomatic and business officials in the UK.

In 2012 he tried Krav Maga and very quickly fell in love with the system for it’s simplicity and brutal effectiveness. Jack qualified as a Krav Maga Global adults and kids instructor and currently manages and teaches private and group Krav Maga classes at The Self Defence Academy with locations in Oxford, St Albans and Northwood.


Book a trial class at a choice of locations to see what happens at a Krav Maga group class.  Book online or call 07590 650338.

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