The Warrior Yell – by Dave V

Here is an excerpt from my new book TEN SQUARED… This is like having an extra limb. So, you have the hands and feet. Great. What about the fingers, thumbs, wrists, forearms, elbows, shoulders, head, teeth, back, legs, knees, shins… And voice. In ancient full blooded killing styles everything that God gave us was identified,…

Shock and Awe

The impetus of my new book TEN SQUARED is to help people gain the correct mindset, attitude and edge to deal with real-life hostile situations. The person or persons attacking you are not your ‘adversaries’ or your ‘opponents’… They are your enemies in that moment. They are the ones seeking to deprive your loved ones…

Underground racism, text British transport police on 61016

I was sent the video below last week and it represents the ugly side of London. London is normally a cosmopolitan and diverse area where we all love to live. There is however an element of historic racism left in certain deprived pockets, from which the man in this video is clearly from. I was…

UK Self Defence Law

With more violence on the streets of London…what’s the law on self defence? I was asked about this last night by Ant Amos – a new student. So, here goes – in a nutshell. This  is a simple piece of law which is complex in its application. Basically, you can’t carry ANY weapons at all…

London’s week of bloodshed – opinion by Dave V

The previous week has been tragic in terms of knife crime and murders in London. Eight people dead in such a short period of time is tragic and heartbreaking for the capital. During the years we have been operating, we have seen this kind of crime get closer and closer to our headquarters in Harrow….

MARA Entry Methods

Remember the objectives of the various MARA entry methods. It is not to present yourself in defensive mode. It is not to equally meet force with force. The objective of any MARA entry method is to aggressively take the enemy’s place in space and time.

Elbow Cover Drill

This is an essential element in MARA. MARA is all about insurance policies, mitigating risk factors and being sensible in your attack methodology. When you elbow, simultaneously cover. You can cover either on the outside or on the inside depending on the situation. The cover needs to be snug. Work on this as its important…

MARA – The Antidote

MARA – The Antidote

You have been informed about MARA as an antidote to various martial arts. In particular, boxing type attacks and also pressure point striking martial arts. Contemplate this, as it will assist you in applying MARA transitions more smoothly and without exposing or offering any overt opportunity to the attacker.

Dive bomber

Please endeavour for excellence in this exercise. Think of it as a dive bomb. Sweep down and breath in. Sweep back and breath out. Come back the way you went down


This is where you apply some very dangerous methods but with stealth. This will have the effect of a possibly less complicated outcome if things were to be analysed later. On occasion you will hear the term MARA STEALTH. You will be introduced eventually to this very effective MARA STEALTH method.