Malcolm Jones and Matthew Collins met in 1998 when Matthew took Malcolm’s Taekwon-Do class whilst studying at Southampton University. Remaining firm friends after Matthews’s graduation, they both developed their martial arts training and knowledge separately before establishing Self Protection Ltd together in 2014. Their exemplary skills in a variety of martial arts led them to create Self Protection Ltd in order to provide knowledge to those who may feel vulnerable at times and wish to enhance their positive body language and an essential life skill.
Both instructors are CRB/DBS checked, fully insured and hold first aid qualifications.
As a quiet child I was picked on in my youth, so inspired by Bruce Lee I took up Judo, Karate and then boxing. In 1980 I decided to specialise in Taekwon-Do in which I have achieved a 7th Degree 'Master so far (9th is the Grandmaster)'. My love for kick boxing continued throughout and I am also a 5th Degree dan.In 2000 I started Integrity martial arts (http://www.integritymartialarts.co.uk//) that has now blossomed into a well respected group throughout Dorset.
Throughout my training I always felt that there was something missing, and after being confronted with real violence and aggression I learned from that moment that the most important factor in real life self-defence is how to deal with fear. Most of the brilliant techniques that I'd learnt in my training became ineffective when under pressure! In 2002 I attended a course run by the legendary Bill Kipp (http://fastdefense.com/), an ex-US Marine who had had a traumatic childhood, to learn how to operate affectively when under adrenal stress. The intensive 7 day course quite literally changed my life. Since then I've taught this precious life skill throughout Europe to 1000's of people, with a 100% success rate, of which I'm very honoured and proud.
I earned my Black Belt in Taekwon-Do by 2001 and progressed on to studying Kickboxing in the same year. I loved Kickboxing and it's direct practical application which led me to attend various training courses by internationally renowned self-defence instructors.
In July 2005 I travelled to Japan where I worked for two years teaching English to pre-school children, where I also gained a black belt in Judo. On my return to the UK my four year old nephew asked if I could teach him Kickboxing. I taught him and not only did he love it, but I did too! Many other parents asked if I could teach similar classes to their children, and I was soon able to leave my marketing job and in 2010 I set up The Samurai Fitness Group Ltd and I started to teach Kickboxing to children full time. (http://thesamuraifitnessgroup.com//)
Since then the company has taught over 2,500 students and is continuing to grow across the U.K and now in Jersey.
Malcolm and I both love martial arts but we believe they all have limitation when it comes to Self Protection. As a result I have worked with Malcolm to combine our wealth of self protection knowledge to produce our Self Protection Ltd workshops.
E: Info@selfprotectionLtd.com T: 07397 197177