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James Edwards

James Edwards – Combat & Fitness Specialist

As a Combat Specialist Personal Trainer I can develop your Health and Fitness while using my 10+ years experience in Martial Arts to teach you how to defend it. Whether you are interested in Traditional Martial Arts, Practical Self Defence, or Developing your Performance, I have a service to suit your needs!


Having previously worked with children and adults for over 5+ years I will tailor your training to suit your skills and ability, as well as your goals, no matter your age.



My eye for detail and drive to help you take the next step will keep you motivated and inspire you to succeed.

Fitness Qualifications


  • 4th Dan in Shotokan Karate
  • Southern Shotokan Karate Association Instructor
  • Level 3 Personal Trainer
  • Strength & Conditioning for Boxing Certificate
  • Circuit Training CPD
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Sport
  • NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Supporting the Delivery of P.E. and School Sports
  • And with an Enhanced DBS check


Contact Me today – 0750 333 6773  or email me –  to see how I can Empower you! 

                                                                                                                                   James Edwards

“My ultimate goal is to provide the training it takes to keep people safe.  I want to minimise injury and pain, because there is far too much of that in this world and not everyone deserves it.


Learning to defend yourself is a life skill that most people ignore until it is too late.  Hence, I feel that it is my responsibility to provide one of the most important skills you can master to those who need it, and it is my privilege to see those practitioners grow in skill and confidence as it shapes their mind and body. 


I love it when I help people to discover the answer to their problems; to see the big eureka moment on their face and then turn that into success.  I have always enjoyed educating others and the pride and pleasure that comes with it.  Nothing fulfils me more than to guide somebody to reach their goals. In my view, there is no greater goal than self-empowerment. 


I believe that the key to health is being able to stay mentally and physically fit, as well as being able to stay safe.  United, these elements bring a unique sense of empowerment that too few of us really feel.  I take it upon myself to provide my clients with personal growth through the development of technique and control.  This is all through physical training that improves their coordination, movement, strength, and endurance, as well as combat drills to provide you with relevant defences, because what use is power when you do not know how to use it to protect yourself and your family.”

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Defence from a chair

Karate Jump

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