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    Peter Skillen

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    Top ten uk instructors

    Post by Peter Skillen on Tue Jun 17, 2008 1:05 pm

    Who would you have in your top ten uk instructors to train with list. No particular order of merit just if you had to recomend ten instructors from th uk to train with who would you recomend from your expearience.
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    Re: Top ten uk instructors

    Post by karma on Tue Jun 17, 2008 1:49 pm

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    Post by Jamie Clubb on Tue Jun 17, 2008 2:59 pm

    Very difficult although Geoff Thompson and Mo Teague would definitely be in there. I like the idea that we are talking instructors and not styles. It is all about the people. I train at Braulio Estima's BJJ club not because of the groundwork or grappling, things I sort out initially, but simply because of the fantastic standards set by the instructors and senior students. They completely embrace the idea of being a coach rather than an instructor.
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    Re: Top ten uk instructors

    Post by Stuart Rider on Tue Jun 17, 2008 3:20 pm

    Bearing in mind this is based on my experience with these instructors and not based on reputations,

    Dave Turton
    Karl Blackwell
    Dave Baker
    Kevin O'Hagan
    Geoff Thompson
    Ralph Jones
    Paul Finn
    Trevor Roberts
    Neil Hall

    that's only nine but could not decide on the tenth.

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    Post by Guest on Tue Jun 17, 2008 3:25 pm

    hmmmm drawing names out of a hat
    so no particular order

    Geoff Thomson
    Al Peasland
    Lucky Madahar
    Bob Spour
    Rick Young
    Peter Consterdine
    Glenn Smith
    Mick Tully
    Noel Rafferty
    Russell Stutely

    Craig
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    Post by AMC Steve on Tue Jun 17, 2008 4:02 pm

    I too am doing this from my experiences with those mentioned below or who I would like to train with.
    So in no particular order

    Michael Wright
    Terry Barnett
    Rick Young
    Geoff Thomson
    Al Peasland
    Lucky Madahar
    Bob Spour
    Peter Consterdine
    Mat Teasdale.
    Karl Tanswell
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    Re: Top ten uk instructors

    Post by Peter Skillen on Wed Jun 18, 2008 12:49 pm

    Peter consterdine
    John skillen
    Geoff thompson
    Nathen beebe
    Al peasland
    Rick young
    Steve Morris
    My students. They question me all the time and that keeps me on my toes. My policy is if i get asked a question i cannot answer then it is my duty to go out a find that answer through my own training.

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    Post by R. Pepper on Thu Jun 19, 2008 8:05 pm

    Here's some of the UK instructors that have helped shape my journey (and still are). I have not had the opportunity to train with all of them, but I have been following their work through books, forums and DVDs, etc.

    Lee Morrison (obviously Smile)
    Geoff Thompson
    Jamie O'Keefe
    Peter Consterdine
    Simon Squires
    Alan Charlton
    Bob Spour
    Den Martin
    John Skillen
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    Post by Stuart Rider on Thu Jun 19, 2008 8:12 pm

    Rob, did you ever train with Alan Charlton?
    I did a couple of semianrs with Alan, great sessions and a top bloke. Shame he is no longer teaching.

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    Post by R. Pepper on Thu Jun 19, 2008 8:18 pm

    Hi Stuart,

    Unfortunately, I never had the chance, I've only ever read his books, and I must say, I thought they were excellent.

    I didn't realize that he doesn't teach any more. That's a pity.... I would've really liked the chance to train with him.

    R.
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    Post by Stuart Rider on Thu Jun 19, 2008 10:33 pm

    If i remember he stopped teaching publicly about 5 or so years ago. He did some seminars after that and i believe he only taught som of his S.P.A. students privately. Last i heard he was training with CODA, the late Pete Robbins group.
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    Post by adamuk on Fri Jun 20, 2008 4:24 pm

    I knew I'd struggle with 10 or end up with 15!! lol
    But here is my list, I've trained with some, not yet with others.

    1) Geoff Thompson
    2) Peter Consterdine
    3) Mick Coup
    4) Dave Baker
    5) Bob Spour
    6) Rick Young
    7) Ron Evans
    8 ) Marcio Laudier
    9) Roger Gracie
    10) The original Real SD guys - Alan, Tony, Matty, Justin
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    Re: Top ten uk instructors

    Post by paul scothern on Fri Jun 20, 2008 4:56 pm

    Stu,

    Think Alan doesn't go to Coda anymore either last I heard, though he was there when i was (three years ago).

    His no 1 Tony F is still active i think and worth a look.

    cheers

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    Re: Top ten uk instructors

    Post by Dave Turton on Fri Jun 20, 2008 9:18 pm

    cant argue with your list Adam, other than strictly speaking Alan Tony Matty etc werent the ORIGINAL SP guys .. I knew of many who specialised in the 1960's, and Jamie O'Keefe was being taught by me nearly 30 years ago, and I wasnt one of the originals....

    still good guys though!
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    Post by Stuart Rider on Fri Jun 20, 2008 10:20 pm

    Thanks for the update Paul. Your right about Tony Falconer though, i trained with Tony on a couple of courses, very good indeed.
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    Re: Top ten uk instructors

    Post by Les Turpin on Wed Jun 25, 2008 9:49 pm

    well i am going with people i have met and / or trained with at seminars, classes or privatley. some you won't know and in no order

    steve morris
    danny howard
    lee morrisson
    geoff thompson
    bob lawerence
    jim macallister

    there are plenty out there i would like to meet. bob spour, richard grannon,mick coup, peter constadine, jamie okeefe, and a few more

    i gotta say that we are very very lucky here in the uk, we have most of the top instructors in the world living here within 5 or 6 hours drive.

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    Post by R. Pepper on Wed Jul 02, 2008 12:49 am

    Les Turpin wrote:i gotta say that we are very very lucky here in the uk, we have most of the top instructors in the world living here within 5 or 6 hours drive.

    Hi Les,

    I'd agree with you there. The UK has some of the top guys around. That's why I fly over to Southampton once a month. Smile

    In all honestly, over here in Ireland I think were 10 years behind you guys regarding self-protection and Combatives training. The movement in my opinion, is only now starting to gain some momentum, thanks to guys like Lee Morrison, etc.

    Cheers,

    Rob.
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    Re: Top ten uk instructors

    Post by adamuk on Tue Jul 08, 2008 4:54 pm

    Ok, another one of my post has gone awol!! lol

    Hi Dave,
    How's it going?

    Yeah, Sorry, I think it was me being a little lazy or rushed. What I meant for my number 10 was the original guys from Geoff Thompson's REAL Self Defence system.
    That's why I mentioned Alan, Matty, Justin, Tony, etc.

    Obviously I know You, Jamie, Geoff, Peter, Pete Robbins, etc were all teaching rbsd before these guys.
    Hope that's a little clear for anyone else reading my previous post.


    atb,

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    Tony Terranova

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    Re: Top ten uk instructors

    Post by Tony Terranova on Sun Jul 13, 2008 2:44 pm

    This thread has resulted in a list of great teachers. I would add two more for consideration; Master Sken and Tony Sommers

    Trust you are well.
    Regards,
    Tony
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    Re: Top ten uk instructors

    Post by Jon on Sat Jul 19, 2008 11:33 am

    R. Pepper wrote:
    Les Turpin wrote:i gotta say that we are very very lucky here in the uk, we have most of the top instructors in the world living here within 5 or 6 hours drive.

    Hi Les,

    I'd agree with you there. The UK has some of the top guys around. That's why I fly over to Southampton once a month. Smile

    In all honestly, over here in Ireland I think were 10 years behind you guys regarding self-protection and Combatives training. The movement in my opinion, is only now starting to gain some momentum, thanks to guys like Lee Morrison, etc.

    Cheers,

    Rob.

    Rob I think thats a good point.
    I've noticed inthe last 12 months how many MA instructors are re-packagaing their systems as Reality Based. Most have been to our seminars with Lee. I think Lee has influenced Irish thinking on Reality based training a lot.
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    Re: Top ten uk instructors

    Post by shred on Tue Sep 02, 2008 9:48 pm

    Dave Turton, Karl Blackwell, Bob Spour, Geoff Thompson, Jamie O Keefe, Karl Tanswell, Trevor Roberts, Mick Coup, John Skillen, Russell Stutely
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    Re: Top ten uk instructors

    Post by nisa on Wed Sep 03, 2008 6:38 pm

    I will add another Tony Terranova Very Happy
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    Re: Top ten uk instructors

    Post by Helen Mackenzie on Wed Sep 03, 2008 7:54 pm

    Tony Terranova!!! Very Happy
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    Re: Top ten uk instructors

    Post by esther on Wed Sep 03, 2008 8:36 pm

    at risk of repetition!!!! But from personal experience.Tony Terranova, Alan Macdonald, Joe Viall, Ed Hayes, Mark Collett, Alan Peasland,Glenn Smith, Tony Somers,I know he isnt from the uk but John B Will. I realise that some of you may not know some of the names on here but they are instructors at FFMA, and they are very good at explaining, and helping if you have difficulties.Top people!!! sunny
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    Helen Mackenzie

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    Re: Top ten uk instructors

    Post by Helen Mackenzie on Wed Sep 03, 2008 8:49 pm

    Yes, sorry didnt mean to miss out our own trainers, oops!!!! Embarassed

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