Hi, My name is Chris Jones, for the past 30 something years I've been training in Martial arts of one form or another. In the late 1990's I began teaching full-time, at the time for two of the UK's biggest schools, before embarking on my own career as a full-time school owner in the early 2000's whilst at the same time perusing my personal ambition of performing in TV and Movies as a Martial Arts Screen Fighter.
More recently, with the advent of social media, I've found myself involved in conversations, healthy debates and discussions with other school owners and Martial Artists regarding many different avenues of the Martial Arts. As a long-time supporter of 'performance martial arts' I felt the time was right to take the next step and bring these same conversations to a larger audience to learn and share together.
Hi, my name is Matthew Chapman.
I'm a martial arts student, instructor, author and creator of the Mittmaster Pad Training system.
I first started pad training 20+ years ago when I started JKD training with my mentor Anton St James. He taught me all my fundamental skills in Kickboxing, Muay Thai & JKD. I spent a decade training daily with Anton and he taught me more than anyone else, not just about martial arts but also about how to act as a person.
When I was in my mid 20's I moved to London to further my martial studies under Maestro Bob Breen at his infamous Hoxton Academy. The Academy was full of the best martial artists in the UK and I got moulded by many kind yet dangerous people. Bob also invited numerous high-level martial artists to teach seminars including Marco Ruas, Dan Inosanto, Rick Young, and Erik Paulson.
Each week I share my experiences running a successful full-time academy, advice on marketing and strategies to further your MA Business.