Chris, born with a determined spirit and a thirst for knowledge, embarked on a remarkable journey that blended the worlds of martial arts, self-defence, and technology. Through a series of unforeseen events, Chris found himself inheriting a martial arts club in 2019, which set the foundation for a life-changing and multifaceted career path.
In late 2019 Chris faced an unexpected twist of fate when his martial arts instructor faced unfortunate circumstances, leading to the inheritance of North Avenue Karate club. Instead of shying away from the challenge, Chris embraced the responsibility with passion and a commitment to make a positive impact on the lives of others and now ensures his instructors legacy lives on.
While leading the martial arts club, Chris desired to expand his horizon beyond traditional karate. Chris sought to delve deeper into the world of self-defence and found the ideal platform in the form of R.A.I.D (Rapid Action Initiated Defence). Eager to enhance his skills, Chris partook in an edged weapons course and later partook in the Level 3 Self Defence Trainers Course, opening new perspectives on self-protection and situational awareness.
Building on his knowledge and experience Chris founded a personal self-defence organization (Chelmsford Self Defence). This endeavour aimed to make self-defence accessible and practical for people from all walks of life, empowering them to protect themselves and their loved ones in potentially dangerous situations.
Parallel to his martial arts and self-defence journey, Chris maintained a thriving career in Information Technology (IT). Drawing from his 15 years of experience, he recognized the potential of blending technology with self-defence. As a result, Chris took the leap and established an IT solutions business in Chelmsford, offering innovative solutions to meet the unique challenges faced by small businesses and the public in the digital age.
Experience and Qualifications:
- 26 Years Karate Training
- 4th Dan in Goju-Ryu
- BMABA Level 1 Instructors Qualification
- BMABA Level 2 Instructors Qualification
- BMABA Safeguarding In Martial Arts
- QNUK Level 2 Self Defence qualification
- BMABA Level 3 Personal Security Defence Trainer