Introducing Warrior Arts and MARA Combat

Fajing Chuan (Explosive Energy Chinese Boxing) and the MARA Combat System are the arts we practice. The founder is Dave V. What we do traces its lineage back to the advanced Chinese Internal Kung Fu classics and Dim Mak. With much of the focus being on multiple opponent / weapons attacks for modern Street and military application. MARA practitioners in particular, are known for a ‘particular’ fight finishing mindset. Students are trained to be powerful but peaceful but to use extreme methods in extreme situations. There is also a particular emphasis on improvised weaponary and acting within the law at all times.

Dave V: Chief Instructor

Dave is a lifelong martial artist, he loves his training and his teaching and this is borne out by the high quality of the students he has turned out and continues to turn out. Beginners attain a very good level of competency within only a few months of training. After a couple of years, Dave’s students often perform like black belts in other styles. The warrior arts black belt is a high achievement, the Grading being over many hours and where the graduating student knows they have earned their belt !

An intuitive, outcome-orientated and passionate teacher, Dave is known by students for always finding new ways to communicate complex martial arts methodologies, so they can be understood, absorbed, applied and practised in real life high-pressure situations. No one is ever left behind when Dave is teaching.

Dave has a well earned, longstanding, bullet-proof reputation for helping hundreds of people learn about self defence, wellness, mindfulness, weapons defence and has helped many gain a lifelong interest and passion for Martial Arts.

Dave has been practising martial arts since 1974, he is the Founder and Master Instructor at Warrior Arts. Dave initially started Judo and then studied and gained black belts in Korean, Japanese and finally Chinese martial arts.

Dave has been teaching combat for the last 20 years; he also has a Masters Degree in Computer Science and worked in criminal investigations for 28 years, during which time he was a trainer with the Police and lectured over 8,000 Metropolitan Police Detectives in various specialist investigative methods. A proud moment for Dave was being awarded the Borough Commanders award for partnership working and also a special commendation for his service to the Detective Training School. Last year Dave was voted as MBA Mentor of the year for the University of Westminster‘s international MBA program.

Who do we teach

We specialise in helping complete beginners, advanced martial artists, law-enforcement personnel, ex-military personnel and anyone with a genuine interest in Chinese martial arts and practical modern combat.

Our students are from all walks of life but tend to be mature in outlook, intelligent, self disciplined and up for pushing themselves mentally and physically. There are no egos at warrior arts, it’s  a place of respect, hard work and positive outcomes.

Why train with us ?

We are totally committed to helping YOU be the best martial artist you can be. Everything we do is  designed with this in mind. It’s not about us… It’s about your progress, your achievements and your self defence ability !

Check out the services page for detailed information, in summary we have two club nights a week, various weekend seminars and one-off seminars, accredited courses, International camps and corporate events. Special training takes place for female self defence, weapons defence and other particular topics.

Warrior Arts – Formulated with your progress in mind.

Warrior Arts is one of very few martial arts clubs to teach both classical and modern approaches, to a very high standard in both arenas. The internal element is drawn from advanced tai chi and other internal martial arts. The combat elements draws a very militaristic approach, where everything has to work for real and is pressure tested to give students confidence.

Our syllabus contains everything you will need for extreme health, fitness, power and combat ability. ‘Warrior arts’ contains all the classical methods, the health and energy giving aspects and some very potent classical fighting methods. Students graduate into MARA, which is our Elite Combat Training Module.

Dave is the founder of the MARA Combat System, which was carefully developed after some 38 years of multi-style combat experience and martial arts training, under top masters. MARA specialises in rapid-fire stopping methods, it was developed to address surprise street attacks, attackers who might have done other martial arts, edged weapons assault, multiple opponents situations and other high risk scenarios. It’s different to the classical method, in that it adopts a far more military approach in terms of eliminating blocks and sports techniques, in favour of fight stopping entry methods, improvised weapons and in its emphasis on preparing students for real-life multi-angular, fully committed attack.

A professional training environment

In addition to being the Founder of MARA Combat, Dave was originally accredited as a full contact kickboxing instructor and later as instructor of Explosive Energy Chinese Boxing and Dim Mak, personally graded in Germany by the late Erle Montaigue, Master Degree China.

Warrior Arts is proud to be a highly professional martial arts club and is fully licensed, fully insured, with current first-aid certification in place, current  DBS checks in place and a strict code of conduct for all those involved instructing.

In addition to over 40 years martial arts experience, of which 20 years have been involved with teaching, Dave has 10 blackbelt Assistant instructors working along side in the delivery of teaching. Last year Dave wrote five articles for Martial Arts Illustrated Magazines on advanced combat topics.

Over the years Dave has taught complete beginners (who have gone onto become instructors), advanced martial artists, police officers, door personnel and also military special forces personnel. He has taught in the UK and around Europe, The international training camp was in Istanbul last year and will be in Munich this year.

When and Where and how much ?

Club nights occur on Monday and Thursday evenings, 8-10pm near to Northwick Park Hospital.

The first two introductory lessons are free, so you can meet the team and get to know us, after which new students attend a beginners induction course, lasting six weeks (12 lessons) the cost for this is £150.

The monthly fee for training is £65 per month for twice a week training, payable by direct debit. Get in touch for pay-as-you-go options.

FA JING CHUAN - EXPLOSIVE ENERGY CHINESE BOXING

Fa-Jing Ch’uan was Founded by the late Erle Montaigue (Master Degree China) above and is world recognised as a potent and powerful martial art, which enables practitioners to learn effective street self-defence and also attain great longevity and health.

Power is generated through natural body movement, correct breathing and relaxed whip-like strikes. It uses advanced pressure point knowledge to maim and worse, if the situation is life threatening.

FJC is an extremely violent system, that was devised to primarily deal with multiple opponents and attacks with weapons. Overall FJC encapsulates the best of the Shaolin type hard external martial arts and the best of the extremely potent and deadly soft style martial arts.

For further reading, please see an article by Dave V: Fa-Jing Ch’uan – Martial Arts Purity and Integrity

eBook – Ten Squared – Essential 100 Points for Combat – Dave V

This 100+ page book is written in a relaxed, accessible and colloquial style. Those who have met Dave V, either personally or through his social media presence, can hear him speak in his inimitable style, whilst those who do not, quickly get to know him.
The book brings a wealth of wisdom that is beneficial to the general public as well as martial arts practitioners.

Want to GET FIT whilst learning to protect and defend yourself?


At warrior arts we specialise in getting you fit, strong and powerful – and empowering you with potent self defence methods. How do we do this ? hard circuit training, solid pad work, ancient internal energy work and powerful breathing methods.It’s a tried and tested method. It works. It can work for you.

  • Feel Empowered

    Get in control of your health, your fitness and your self defence ability. Learn the reality about diet and health and to stay lean.

  • Fulfil Your Goals

    Our students consistently report that they feel more energised and more focused. And that this helps them to succeed in life.

  • Push your limits

    We will enable you to push through and to get more strong, powerful and fit than you ever imaged. Just turn up...and bring a good work ethic with you

Learn powerful and realistic self defence techniques for real-life scenarios


The reality of combat and self defence is very different to the movies. In reality attacks are not linear, stiff and held out for a blocking move. Multiple opponents and weapons prevail and once hit in the head, you are likely to be stunned or knocked out cold. Thats why we teach for reality, not the dojo. What we do looks radical compared to stuff you might have seen…. think of it like Jason Bourne but dirtier, faster and more brutal.

  • Feel Empowered

    Get in control of your health, your fitness and your self defence ability. Learn the reality about diet and health and to stay lean.

  • Fulfil Your Goals

    Our students consistently report that they feel more energised and more focused. And that this helps them to succeed in life.

  • Push your limits

    We will enable you to push through and to get more strong, powerful and fit than you ever imaged. Just turn up...and bring a good work ethic with you

Learn to harness and implement the channelling of positive energy


Also known as Qi Gong, internal energy work is a potent method of self healing, energy development and power training. Often this part of the training becomes a favourite for many students, who after only a few sessions start to feel the benefits. Come and give it a try….you might be surprised.

 

  • Feel Empowered

    Get in control of your health, your fitness and your self defence ability. Learn the reality about diet and health and to stay lean.

  • Fulfil Your Goals

    Our students consistently report that they feel more energised and more focused. And that this helps them to succeed in life.

  • Push your limits

    We will enable you to push through and to get more strong, powerful and fit than you ever imaged. Just turn up...and bring a good work ethic with you

MESSAGE FROM CHIEF INSTRUCTOR AND FOUNDER. DAVE V

MESSAGE FROM CHIEF INSTRUCTOR AND FOUNDER. DAVE V

“ I have been at this game longer than I care to remember, that’s because I love martial arts and teaching, it’s been an immensely rewarding experience , being able to help so many people to learn Self Defence, get fit and feel better generally. We take pride in what we do and it’s our honour to teach and help people. Come down and meet the team – you’re guaranteed a warm welcome”

 

Holistic martial arts training for mind body and spirit, improve all aspects of your life in ways you could never imagine - we can help you get the outcomes you want

Highest Quality Instruction

Proven Street Self Defence Application

Gain Real Confidence

Make positive life changes

Train with the best, be the best, excel in your life