Krav Maga Taunton Instructor – Mark Edwards
Mark Edwards a former Warrant Officer in the Royal Marines has enjoyed a highly successful and distinguished military career spanning twenty five years. During this time he saw extensive operational service operating in high risk environments including Northern Ireland, Iraq and Afghanistan.
Mark first became involved in martial arts when he joined the Royal Marines undertaking the rigorous unarmed combat syllabus during commando training and also became a keen amateur boxer. In 2006 Mark discovered Krav Maga and was instantly hooked and has trained extensively to become a qualified instructor this year.
Alongside his military career, Mark has gained extensive experience in the private security industry as a fully licensed and Home Office approved Close Protection Officer and has provided personal security to several sports celebrities as well as providing specialist security services to a number of victims of stalking and harassment.
Mark a former Royal Marines Chief Instructor is a seasoned trainer qualifying at the highest level as a military instructor and mentor. During his career, he was involved in training potential Commandos, NCOs’ and Young Officers at the Commando Training Centre Royal Marines.
It was as a senior instructor that Mark became interested in personal development and peak human performance and migrated to teaching in the adult further education sector gaining a Certificate In Education with Plymouth University.
Krav Maga is the Official Hand to Hand Fighting system of the Israeli Military, and the worlds’ fastest growing Reality Based Martial Art.
Mark Edwards is a fully licensed Level 5 Specialist Krav Maga Senior Instructor with the British Krav Maga Association.
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