Assistant Chief Instructor
Joe is the Technical Director of the BFS Krav Maga and leads the self defence and sparring aspects of the club.
Joe’s support and knowledge truly helps us set ourselves apart from other organisations, with a wealth of knowledge gained over many years (having trained since the 1970s), Joe is always there to help other members and instructors.
Joe’s strengths are too many to mention in such a biography, and the list of the martial arts legends he has trained alongside and still considers friends are equally as long. It is important to train under Joe to gain an insight into what he has to give.
Dojo Manager & Instructor
Phil first took part in karate lessons in his youth, and as many do left it as a yellow belt to free up time for other pursuits. Phil then returned to karate by joining a Bushido family class with his teenage daughter. Since then Phil has been a loyal and dedicated member, always supporting events and putting his all into his training, working his way up to being one of our most senior members.
Phil now manages our Westminster Lodge adult dojo and assists with instructing in most sessions he attends. Given his high pressured management career within the banking sector, it is impressive that he still maintains his training and attendance.
Although learning karate had always been a childhood ambition, Chris only started training in 2012 with his family, after seeing an article in the local press. Chris enjoys the all round activity that karate provides. He currently supports the club by teaching basics to the new students, as well as acting as our club photographer and providing all official photography for the association.
Maciej (aka ‘Mac’) joined Bushido’s hombu dojo back in January 2015 as a martial arts beginner. His initial goal upon joining was to use Kata as moving meditation in order to de-stress after full day of work. However, after spending more time in the dojo he has discovered other aspects of karate.
These days Kumite and Bunkai are his favourite parts of karate, “learning Bunkai techniques allows me to understand original applications of Kata moves in a self-defence situation; in Kumite I can put into practical use my karate knowledge”.
Meet Our Instructors
We have been running martial arts clubs in Hertfordshire since the mid 1990’s.
Our instructors have varied experience with some stretching back to the 1970’s.
The association is keen to support other instructors with a genuine love of martial arts. Memberships are therefore available for clubs, instructors and individuals.
We train, teach and lead with honesty and integrity.
We do not refuse alliance with any group or individual due to politics. If we feel we can call someone a friend, then we welcome you to share our martial arts journey.