About the First Strike Instructors
At First Strike Light-saber Combat Simulation we pride ourselves on offering competent training by experienced instructors. All of our Instructors are accredited trainers, first aiders to a very high level via the military and also civilian FPOSi level and are trained in risk assessments. We also hold recognised martial arts grades and qualifications and have attended dozens of seminars over the years of our training careers. We hold a current Advanced DBS certificate and are fully insured.
With a background in combat sports stretching over 30 years and one of the founding masters I am passionate about anything relating to martial arts, more specifically the traditional Japanese side of things such as Iaido, Aikido and Ninjutsu and i have held several black belts over 25 years. I have also studied medieval longsword and hand and a half sword as part of a medieval combat group and also English Civil War reenactment. I have a background in tournament based lightsabre combat sports and have been a multiple tournament finalist, two time clan Champion and also a regional Academy Champion! I am also a keen fan of Star Wars and am definitely leaning more to the dark side of things and the fallen!
With a background in competitive ballroom dancing and tournament lightsabre sports, I am a senior Instructor and teach essential elements of combat such as footwork, body movement and balance to support students’ combat skills, not to mention ‘Flourishing’ spin techniques, of which i am an expert. I am also a regional tournament finalist, only being defeated by Kenny in the final fight of the tournament which crowned him Champion. I enjoy instructing and seeing peoples skills develop and am a great believer in Kaizen – constant improvement, and am definitely leaning towards the light and you will find me wearing either the blue shirt of a Guardian master or jedi robes!