Adult class every Wednesday 7 - 8:15pm. All welcome, no exprience necessary!
Combatives is designed for worst-case scenario and real threat to life situations - it sits at the extreme end of the self-protection spectrum. FULL-FORCE COMBATIVES provides high-calibre combative skills and self-defence training. As one of our students you will become proficient in all aspects of unarmed combat and counter-weapons skills enabling you to protect yourself and others in a variety of different situations.
Taught by chief-instructor, Stephen Tomkins (BA Hons) - a highly experienced Combatives instructor and a veteran London Fire-fighter, - you will learn quickly how to deal with violent confrontations, effectively recognise predatory behaviour, and deal with your own natural fear and adrenaline.
New students are welcome to our weekly Wednesday group class 7-8.15pm located between Axminster and Honiton in East Devon. No experience necessary.
Private lessons are also available for those who do not feel comfortable training in a group class or those that require individual and specific training.
Private lessons cost £30 per hour, or £15 each per hour for 2-4 people. Reviews and further details can also be found on our local Facebook page Axminster Combatives & self-defence.
Steve qualified as a Combatives instructor under Urban Combatives founder Lee Morrison in 2008, and is a recognised instructor within the British Combat Association. He has founded several combatives' clubs including 'Croydon Combatives', 'Urban Combatives Devon', and 'Axminster Combatives & Self-defence', has trained with and taught internationally with American Combatives expert and special military operations instructor Kelly McCann, and holds senior grades in various martial arts. He has also trained with, amongst others, Geoff Thompson, Dennis Martin, Dave Turton, Peter Constardine, Stuart Rider, and Richard Dimitri. Steve has taught scores of civilians, martial artists, door-supervisors, women's groups, children, individual police officers, Krav Maga instructors, and anti-piracy operatives to enhance their combatives skills and mindset. Steve has also successfully taught special needs students on a one-to-on basis.
Steve has received a Metropolitan Police Trident Gang Crime Command commendation.
DBS checked and approved, first-aid certified, and fully insured. Steve is also a qualified Mental Health First-aider. Our club is a recognised group within the British Combat Association.
This photo shows a direct and explosive counter-response to a common grab - the response being to trap the assailant's hand while exploding with a palm heel strike/tiger's claw, following up if needed.
Better to know it and not need it, than to need it and not know it