A while later, I discussed my martial arts
past and lack of direction with my good friend, Go-jo Ryu 4th Dan,
Sensei Jim McEvoy. His advice to me? That the journey may be hard, but I
should persevere and pass on to others some of the things I had learned.
At the time, I didn't see myself as a teacher! There was still so much
for me to learn.
I found a local Wing Tsun Kung Fu school, and trained for four years,
reaching the grade required to instruct others. But my love of martial
arts doesn't mean I enjoy the politics of a big organisation, and I
became disillusioned with the 'money first' attitude around me.
I was invited to attend a 2 day Krav Maga course by Sensei Jim
McEvoy at his martial arts club. This was my first meeting with Stewart
McGill, and the first time I tried a 'Reality Based' Self Defence system.
It was inspirational, showing simple techniques to deal with any size
opponent, and deal with modern weapons. Knives, bottles, baseball bats,
machetes, guns... Krav Maga deals with them all, as well as unarmed
I trained under Commando Krav Maga's founder, Moni Aizik, and qualified
to teach here in Brighton. After reaching Instructor level 3, I decided
not to continue in the system. I felt that some of the techniques taught
in their international syllabus had little relevance to the type of
assaults commonly faced here in the UK. And so City Krav Maga was
City Krav Maga and
Owen Culverhouse are both registered and insured with the