Dave Wignall

Chief Instructor

With a teaching and training background that spans over 40 years, I present a different approach and way of thinking to what is all too readily accepted as self defence.

Dave Wignall

Martial Arts training began for me when I was about 14 years of age and I have been teaching and training ever since.

I have trained across a range of different combat systems and styles and gained a number of black belt grades, certifications and Instructor qualifications.

During a Jiu-Jitsu World congress in Japan in 2006, I really started to identify and study the many distinctions between traditional martial arts and fighting systems, including the various fighting systems I had experienced, against what actually constituted practical and realistic self defence.

It wasn't long before I realised that what started out as a childhood interest, actually teaching self defence, was soon to become my full-time profession.

My ongoing research and study of what is a complex and interesting subject has allowed me to build a teaching platform that encompasses a well balanced combination of both the physical and psychological components of self protection.