Michael J. Player BA, 8th Dan Ju Jitsu, 6th Dan Judo_the_skype_highlig
Former World Ju Jitsu Champion Michael Player has a career of competitive Judo and Ju-jitsu he has competed and won many national and international championships.
Since retiring from active competitions, he has taken the post of Technical Chairman at the British Ju Jitsu Association and has represented the BJJAGB in international courses around the world. He also holds the posts of National Examiner, National Tutor Coach National Ratification Officer and is a International JJIF referee
Matthew Clempner 7th Dan Ju Jitsu, 6th Dan Judo, 4th Dan Taiho Jutsu
Matthew Clempner started in Martial Arts at the age of ten years old with Judo later including Olympic Wrestling, to further develop himself he also trained in Ju Jitsu and Boxing. After joining the Police Service in 1978 he became involved in Police Sport becoming a Police Physical Training and Self Defence Instructor (PTI) in 1987 and since then he has trained thousands of Police Officers in Self Defence at the Regional Police Training Centre at Bruche Warrington, Cheshire and at Greater Manchester Police. He also regularly taught and qualified Police Instructors in Force. Later he was used as guest Trainer on National Police Trainers Courses At NPIA Training School, Pannal Ash, Harogate, North Yorkshire. Matthew as trained specialist Police groups from various Forces in close quarter physical intervention including weapon retention and disarming.
He has held national titles at Wrestling, Judo and Taiho Jutsu and has represented Great Britain at Olympic,World and European level and in 1994 was awarded the title of International Master of Sport in Moscow. Matthew is a member of the Police Sport UK committee for Judo,Wrestling and WeightLifting
Stephen Sweetlove MBE
Stephen has been involved in martial arts after starting Judo when he was eleven years old. After joining the Police Service in 1972 he became involved in Police Self Defence.
Stephen became a police Physical Training and Self Defence Instructor (PTI) in 1979 and since then he has been instrumental in improving officer safety. He was a consultant to the National Police Improvement Agency (NPIA) on the national Police Personal Safety Programme (PSP) and the Police Personal Safety Instructors manual. Stephen has trained thousands of Police Officers in Self Defence and was the head of the Physical Training and Personal Safety Unit at the Regional Police Training Centre at Ashford, Kent. He also regulary taught and qualified Police Instructors at the National Police Instructors Training School, Pannal Ash, Harogate, North Yorkshire. Stephen has also trained and been a consultant to many foreign police services.
After meeting Major John Morton and Captain Chris Robinson Stephen was invited as a consultant and instructor to the the British Army in close combat. He regulary taught the Army Physical Training Instructors at the Army School of Physical Training and gave advice on their Close Combat and Personal Safety programme. He also delivers Personal Safety training to government agencies.
He was recognised for his contribution to officer saftey when he was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)in the Queens Birthday Honours list in 2002.
Stephen holds dan grades in Judo, Aikido, Ju Jitsu and Taiho Jutsu. He has held national titles at Wrestling, Judo and Taiho Jutsu and has represented Great Britain, competing internationally at European and World level. In 1996 Stephen was a founder member of the British Taiho Jutsu Association along with Arto (Dino) Armagan and Brian Eustace 9th Dan.
Capt. Chris Robinson BEM
After a time as an engineer Chris transferred to the Army Physical Training Corps and quickly realised that the “unarmed combat” skills that were being officially taught to the British Army were not realistic or indeed functional, so he in conjunction with others set about trying to change attitudes and techniques.
Chris was fortunate enough to spend time during his service as the Close Combat trainer for UK Special Forces. The diversity of requirement for functional and effective close combat skills in this environment allowed him to delve into the real world of life and death operator safety skills.
Chris has worked with numerous UK and foreign Police forces and many foreign SF units on a consultancy and instructional basis, delivering advice and skills on both armed and unarmed close combat, which are based on the realistic combat environment.
Chris has no formal martial arts grades and follows no single martial arts path. He is committed to delivering teachings that the mere mortal can use effectively in a combat situation.
Simon L. QGM
Simon is a former SAS soldier who first joined the British Army as a Royal Military Police Officer. On his retirement from the army he joined the Police Service. Simon became a Police Physical Training and Self Defence Instructor and served at the Regional Police Training Centre, Ashford, Kent before becoming a Police firearms instructor. On his retirement from the Police he joined a training company who deliver personal safety training to government agencies
Arto (Dino) Armagan
Dino first started in martial arts with Judo. He is a member of the world famous Budokwai, London, he has represented them at many international and national competitions. Dino qualified as a Police Self Defence Instructor under the old Taiho Jutsu system and has gone on to be an instructor in the Personal Safety Programme. Dino is an Inspector in the Special Constabulary and he has ensured the Special Constabulary are trained to the same high standard as the regular service.
Dino is also a Physical Intervention trainer and is recognised as a prinicipal trainer in physical intervention for the British Association of Learning Disabilities (BILD)
Dino is a professional conflict management instructor, and he has many year’s experience of work in promoting staff safety in both public and private social care organisations.
Dino works closely with social work trainers in staff safety and managing challenging behaviour programmes. He specialises in conflict management, de-escalation, breakaway and restraint techniques. As well as being practically focused, his courses are designed to be enjoyable and have a significant team building benefit.
Dino has taught many organisations in personal safety uncluding HM Court Service, National Health Service (NHS), Social Services and Trading Standards Officers. Dino is a fonder member of the British Taiho Jutsu Association.
Police Instructor John Nichols
John is a former Royal Marine who started in martials arts with Judo. After joining the police he qualified as a Police Self Defence Instructor and besides learning Taiho Jutsu he took up wrestling. John has won the national wrestling title on two occassions and has represented Great Britain at International and European level. He is currently a Police firearms instructor and specialises in Close Protection.
Police Instructor Dan (Wombat) Sullivan
Began training at age 6, he holds dan grades in Goshin Jitsu, Sports Jujitsu, and JJIF Police and Military Taiho Jutsu.
He is a former British Goshin Jitsu Champion, BJJA national random attack champion, British Sambo Champion and Police Sports UK freestyle wrestling bronze and silver medalist.
After working in the security industry Dan joined the police in 2003 and was appointed as a full time police personal safety trainer in 2009. Dan holds many sporting qualifications including the Amatuer Boxing Association coach award and REPS.
Police Instructor Simon Cacioppo
Simon has had an association with the Police Service since the late 1980’s and is a Chief Inspector in the Special Constabulary.
In the mid 1990’s, Simon qualified as a Self Defence Instructor and has continued to instruct in the Personal Safety Programme for members of both the Special Constabulary and Regular Police Service. Simon is thought to be the first ever Special Officer to have completed the Police Self Defence Instructors course and has lead the way for others.
Police Instructor Sgt. Chris Pollard
Having studied Wing Chun Kung fu and several years of amature BoxingChris moved into Goshin Jujitsu studying under Mick Player.
Chris won the British Goshin Light heavyweight championship for six consecutive years in the early 1990's, and silver in the 1993 World JuJitsu full contact Championships.
Chris has been instructing for 20 years, and has produced several National champions in Sports Jitsu, he also has been a Police self defence instructor for 15 years.
Current grade 5th Dan BJJA, 5th Dan fighting grade Goshin sports Jitsu.
Police Instructor Liam Clancy