top of page
Chief Instructor James McCann

James McCann is a life-long martial artist, having first been introduced to Aikido at the age of 8, and then moving onto Catch Wrestling and Mixed Martial Arts in his teens.

He  has moved away from the so-called 'traditional' arts and focuses on the more practical, pragmatic martial arts that can easily be adapted for a real scenario.


He is a;

British Combat Association certified self defence instructor in the Real Combat System;

Hatton Academy certified Boxing for Fitness instructor;

British Martial Arts and Boxing Association member;

British Martial Arts and Boxing Association certified Self Defence Instructor;

MittFitt Academy Boxing Pad Holder Certificate;

DFA Level 1 Kali Fighting System;

Former Assistant Judo coach;

Highfield Level 2 Conflict Management;

Highfield Level 2 Door Supervisor Private Security Industry;

Highfield Level 1 Substance Misuse Awareness;

ACT Counter Terrorism;

Serious Youth Violence Level 2;

Personal Safety Level 2;

Safeguarding Adults in Sport Level 2;

Child Sexual Exploitation in Sport Level 2;

Equality and Diversity in Sport Level 2;

Concussion Awareness Level 2;

Introduction to Safety in Clubs Level 2;

Mental Wellbeing in Sport

and Physical Activity Level 2;

Preventing Bullying in Sport Level 2;

Online Safety Level 2;

Raising Awareness of Trafficking 

and Modern Slavery Level 2;

Safer Recruitment Level 2;

First Aid Essentials Level 2;

First Aid in the Workplace;


Contract Law Level 3;

Estate Agent Diploma Level 3;

City and Guilds Level 1 Business Planning;

Diploma in Legal Studies;

Diploma in Psychology;

Marketing in the 21st Century (Open University);

Criminal Psychology Level 3;

Advanced Criminology Level 4;

Diploma in Finance and Financial Analysis;

Bookkeeping Introductory Level 2;

UK Employment Law Level 5;


He has studied/is studying Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai kickboxing, Boxing, Sombo,  Karate, and others.


He is always adding to his knowledge base, and is constantly seeking out new information.


Away from Self-Defence and martial arts, he is an avid writer, and has several screenplays produced, and has several more in pre-production.

He is available for script-writing, and fight choreography.


original (48).jpg
original (49).jpg