Adult class Wednesday 6:45-8:00pm. All welcome. No experience necessary
Combatives is designed for worst-case scenario and real threat to life situations. 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 HIGH-RISK situations - including home invasions.
Taught by chief-instructor, Steve Tomkins (BA Hons) - a highly experienced Combatives instructor and a veteran London Fire-fighter, - you will learn quickly how to deal with violent confrontations and threats, effectively recognise predatory behaviour, and deal with your own natural fear and adrenaline.
New students are welcome to our Wednesday group class located between Axminster and Honiton in East Devon. No experience necessary.
Private lessons are available for those who do not feel comfortable training in a group class as yet or those that require individual and specific training.
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 combative's clubs, including 'Croydon Combatives' now Kinetic Combatives (still teaching through Tom Flint), 'Urban Combatives Devon', 'Full-force Combatives', and 'Axminster Combatives and Self-defence'. He has taught internationally with American Combatives expert and special operationss 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 hundreds 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 succesfully taught several special needs students.
Steve has received a Metropolitan Police Trident Gang Crime Command commendation for services rendered.
DBS checked and approved, a first-aider for over 40 years, and fully insured through the British Combat Association. Steve is also a 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.