Meet The Team
Director/Head Instructor and Examiner
Jason is the Owner, and Head Instructor/Coach for the Club. I currently holds, a 5th Dan In kickboxing, 2nd Dan In Krav Maga, 2nd Dan Sport Karate, as well as studied 2 years of Pressure Point Fighting, 2 Years Lau Gar, 3 years Traditional Ju Jitsu and several other Martial Art Systems, since he was 13 years old.
Assistant Lead Instructor and Safeguarding Officer
The pathway to becoming an instructor has been a somewhat circuitous one for me. I spent a great deal of my younger years living abroad in both France and Thailand before finally retuning to the UK in 2004, and ultimately my Devonshire roots in 2019 (I hail from Knowle originally).
I keep continuing to train in K1 kickboxing, Muay Thai, MMA and Krav Maga, and it gives me great pleasure to be able to work with Jason at Zen Combat School and offer Women’s Self-Defence classes, and be assistant lead instructor for the club.
Muay Thai Instructor
I have trainied Taekwon-do for several months, kickboxing, came back to MMA – where I had my first, decision, charity fight – and then I feel in love in Muay Thai, which was my focus for years. After moving to Devon, I carried on Thai boxing in a different club, alongside with Taekwon-do, for 3 months. I had another break from the clubs, but that only strengthened my love for fighting. Finally, after a few months of training traditional Kickboxing, I found Zen Combat School. I quickly realised, that this is the place I want to stay and improve. Now, I received a wonderful opportunity to share my gained over the years knowledge with other students. It’s an excellent way to expand a spirit of marital arts, improve the abilities and getting stronger, together.
Assistant MMA and lead Wrestling Coach
Ben has been a student with me for many years, and is also a qualified Pro Wrestler helping out with the MMA side of training and to allow every to understand the fundamentals of training in different disciplines. He has strong family values and is also the Joker of the pack, giving training that light hearted but intense feel. He is a qualified PT Instructor, assistant instructor and is currently going for his Level 3 Teaching Qualification.
Assistant MMA Coach
Martin has been training in martial arts since an early age starting with Kickboxing with a nationally known school, he then stopped for several years and went into bodybuilding and attained his SIA licence. 10 years ago he restarted his passion for Martial Arts and studied MMA, before adding Krav Maga to his repertoire of Disciplines. He has spent the last few years studying as a Level 3 Teacher and Ringside coach. He qualified in these a few years back and with his experience in MMA he is a great coach..
Josh has been training with head Coach Jason for 6 years and attained his 1st Degree Black Belt over a year ago, he has studied and trained hard and became a qualified Junior Instructor.
As with Josh, these two have trained and worked together really hard attaining both their 1st Degree Dan and Junior Instructors qualification the same time.
Maddies nearly 15 years old has been training with Jason since the age of 4 and after a couple of years chilling she came back 4 years ago, and started her Instructors training and has become a great asset to the team sharing her knowledge to the young students.
Even though Izzy has only been training a couple of years, she has come out of her shell and has also become a great Assistant to the Instructors(SWOT)
Archie is going for his Blackbelt in 2022, having been studying for quite a few years. He isstarting his way towards becoming an instructor by being a SWOT member
Lily is our quiet and newest SWOT member, however do not think her quiet persona is something to be meddled with. As she is assertive and enjoys helping out the instructors with the Little Ninjas.