Simon originally sought out Paul Cudmore while searching for the best instructors in the area back in 2001 when he began training under Paul and later was an assistant coach for him.

Paul's credentials speak for themselves.
 
With over 35 years of training in all styles, Paul is like an encyclopaedia of martial arts.
 
Both training, competing and teaching 
Karate, 
Kung fu,
JKD, 
Judo, 
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and 
Sambo Wrestling.
 
His true passion lies with the Philipino arts of Arnis, Kali and Escrima, being a world recognised practitioner and instructor.
He has trained under some of the best instructors worldwide including
 
Dan Inosanto
Eric Paulson
Rick Faye
Bob Breen
Terry Barnet
Royce Gracie
Neville Wray
 
...to name but a few.
 
He is the Academy's Head Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Arnis coach.