Matthew Sylvester

Self-defence and practical martial arts instructor

Based in
Exeter, Devon, United Kingdom
Also teaches in Exeter for lessons, International for seminars
Matthew Sylvester | Self-defence and practical martial arts instructor

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Matthew Sylvester had been a Freelance Features Editor, Technical Consultant and regular columnist for magazines such as ‘Fighters’, ‘Combat’, ‘TKD & Korean Martial Arts’ and ‘Traditional Karate’. These are the four leading martial arts magazines in the United Kingdom.

With regard to his martial arts background he has been studying martial arts since 1991. In 1995 he hosted Professor Rick Clark of the ADK and since then has been studying pressure points and their uses in the martial arts and on the street (initially as a Special Constable and now as a Door Supervisor). After studying Family Awareness Safety Training (FAST) with Princess Diana's bodyguard - Lee Sansum - and Reality Based Personal Protection with Jim Wagner, Matthew has taken his Taekwondo and self-defence classes to a level not found in other schools.

Matthew’s official qualifications include;

- 1st Dan Ao Denkou Jutsu
- Senior Instructor Instinctive Kenpo Fighting™
- Level 5 Practitioner Instinctive Kenpo Fighting™
- 3rd Dan Jung Shin Taekwondo
- 3rd Dan OKKO Karate Jutsu
- Level 3 Instructor Nigel Lee’s MEME
- 1st Dan Adam Merton’s Shunryu Kenpo
- 1st Dan Aikoushin Kobujutsu
- Instructor Family Awareness Safety Training
- Level 1 Instructor Jim Wagner’s RBPP
- UK Advisor Jim Wagner’s RBPP
- SIA Qualified Door Supervisor
- Qualified IFUMA Instructor in Chang Hon TKD


Aimed at: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.

Last login: 11 years 16 weeks ago

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