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From our flagship Modern Street Systems to our Traveller Safety, my courses are easy to follow, and on-demand, ready when you are...

From our flagship Modern Street Systems to our Traveller Safety, my courses are easy to follow, and on-demand, ready when you are...

Some of Matt's Magazine Articles

Some of Matt's Magazine Articles

Matt is a prolific writer and is often asked to contribute  articles on self-defence to leading Martial Arts magazines such as WOMA. 

Additionally, he is increasing being sought out by media outlets for comments and insight into the behaviour of violence being experienced on the streets of the UK. 

He's written for and appeared in WOMA, TAO and Martial Arts Illustatrated Digital.

Matt is a prolific writer and is often asked to contribute  articles on self-defence to leading Martial Arts magazines such as WOMA. 

Additionally, he is increasing being sought out by media outlets for comments and insight into the behaviour of violence being experienced on the streets of the UK. 

He's written for and appeared in WOMA, TAO and Martial Arts Illustatrated Digital.

Self-Defence On-Line Courses

Self-Defence On-Line Courses

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Matt's Books

Matt's Books

Come with me as we take a revealing look inside the world of the private security industry. 

Discover what it is like to oversee a busy nightclub, look after celebrities and work with the hard men, gangsters, criminals and clubbers. 

I took up martial arts many years ago to try to overcome my fears and become this person who was afraid of nothing. I became a bouncer to see if it worked. 

I never stopped being afraid, but I did learn a lot about life and myself

Come with me as we take a revealing look inside the world of the private security industry. 

Discover what it is like to oversee a busy nightclub, look after celebrities and work with the hard men, gangsters, criminals and clubbers. 

I took up martial arts many years ago to try to overcome my fears and become this person who was afraid of nothing. I became a bouncer to see if it worked. 

I never stopped being afraid, but I did learn a lot about life and myself

My Journey up the Mountain: The Road to Black Belt

My Journey up the Mountain: The Road to Black Belt

I have just woken up with last night’s half-eaten cheese and ham baguette stuck to my face. Pushing myself up from the sofa, I am greeted with my Gi being thrown at me. “It's 5.45 am get up!” 

Hungover and with a broken big toe I will be expected to complete a six-mile beach run in fifteen minutes as part of my grading. 

Matt Stait tells of his journey from a sickly bullied kid to a multiple black belt, world champion gold medallist, bouncer, bodyguard, security trainer and  hall of fame instructor.

I have just woken up with last night’s half-eaten cheese and ham baguette stuck to my face. Pushing myself up from the sofa, I am greeted with my Gi being thrown at me. “It's 5.45 am get up!” 

Hungover and with a broken big toe I will be expected to complete a six-mile beach run in fifteen minutes as part of my grading. 

Matt Stait tells of his journey from a sickly bullied kid to a multiple black belt, world champion gold medallist, bouncer, bodyguard, security trainer and  hall of fame instructor.

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Having trained in many disciplines over the last 25 years I would have to say that this is the best tuition I have received. I am biased towards self protection and realistic conflict and this is what Modern Samurai Martial Arts excels in. 

For those who want to learn how to defend themselves effectively I couldn't recommend a better place.

Having trained in many disciplines over the last 25 years I would have to say that this is the best tuition I have received. I am biased towards self protection and realistic conflict and this is what Modern Samurai Martial Arts excels in. 

For those who want to learn how to defend themselves effectively I couldn't recommend a better place.

David Steadman

David Steadman

Realised today how much there is still to learn about self defence. Excellent course for real life scenarios. From understanding the legal and psychological side of things, takedowns, floor work, weapons... It was a very informative course and has made me hungry to learn more. 

Realised today how much there is still to learn about self defence. Excellent course for real life scenarios. From understanding the legal and psychological side of things, takedowns, floor work, weapons... It was a very informative course and has made me hungry to learn more. 

Lisa Orford-Morgan 

3rd Dan Current World Champion

Lisa Orford-Morgan 

3rd Dan Current World Champion

The owner Matt Stait is a multi-dan, multi-discipline experienced instructor with decades of Martial Arts behind him. I started back with Kickboxing after a long break and I was pleased that Matt taught old school "real" Martial Arts. My son also trains with Matt and is coming on great. Highly recommended.

The owner Matt Stait is a multi-dan, multi-discipline experienced instructor with decades of Martial Arts behind him. I started back with Kickboxing after a long break and I was pleased that Matt taught old school "real" Martial Arts. My son also trains with Matt and is coming on great. Highly recommended.

Mike Scholes

Mike Scholes

Online Martial Arts

Evolution or Extinction?

Online Martial Arts

Evolution or Extinction?

We're used to doing many things virtually now - but is it really possible to teach or learn a martial art online? 

This lively and perceptive book asks some searching questions about the essence and the future of the martial arts; and invites you to consider whether online martial arts are the death knell for authentic practice, or their much-needed saviour.

We're used to doing many things virtually now - but is it really possible to teach or learn a martial art online? 

This lively and perceptive book asks some searching questions about the essence and the future of the martial arts; and invites you to consider whether online martial arts are the death knell for authentic practice, or their much-needed saviour.

20 Easy Ways to Keep Your Child Safe

20 Easy Ways to Keep Your Child Safe

We escort our kids from school to their activities and playdates, all the while denying them the freedom of adventure and spontaneity. 

We want to care for our children and keep them safe, but they also need to go out and have experiences, meet people and problem-solve for themselves. 

The world around us is filled with wonder and incredible things and we do not need to taint the children with scare tactics, but just as we have rules for bedtime and watching TV, we should implement some basic rules and boundaries for personal safety. 

We escort our kids from school to their activities and playdates, all the while denying them the freedom of adventure and spontaneity. 

We want to care for our children and keep them safe, but they also need to go out and have experiences, meet people and problem-solve for themselves. 

The world around us is filled with wonder and incredible things and we do not need to taint the children with scare tactics, but just as we have rules for bedtime and watching TV, we should implement some basic rules and boundaries for personal safety. 

Check out Matt's books on Amazon from his story of a modern bouncer to discussions on whether martial arts can be learned on-line

Check out Matt's books on Amazon from his story of a modern bouncer to discussions on whether martial arts can be learned on-line

Matt has produced a range of videos from his bite-size series to a complete guide to self protection.

Matt has produced a range of videos from his bite-size series to a complete guide to self protection.

Matt Stait has been studying martial arts and combatives for over 35 yrs. 

He is a multiple blackbelt, world champion gold medallist that has taught on all the main shows in the UK, been inducted into the UK martial arts hall of fame and runs a full-time martial arts gym. 

He is a former bouncer, bodyguard and security trainer and appears globally in print, podcasts and media as an industry expert. 

He has also written a number of best-selling martial arts books and has a large and loyal social media following.

The courses and information contained within this site are designed to give the user effective knowledge of practical, workable martial arts and self-defence.

Matt Stait has been studying martial arts and combatives for over 35 yrs. 

He is a multiple blackbelt, world champion gold medallist that has taught on all the main shows in the UK, been inducted into the UK martial arts hall of fame and runs a full-time martial arts gym. 

He is a former bouncer, bodyguard and security trainer and appears globally in print, podcasts and media as an industry expert. 

He has also written a number of best-selling martial arts books and has a large and loyal social media following.

The courses and information contained within this site are designed to give the user effective knowledge of practical, workable martial arts and self-defence.

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Contact Me: If you would like to book Matt for a seminar, podcast, interview, writing or want to know more about the instructor programme, then please get in touch below.

Contact Me: If you would like to book Matt for a seminar, podcast, interview, writing or want to know more about the instructor programme, then please get in touch below.

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Rich Dimitri

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Iain Abernathy

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Jamie Clubb

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Zara Phythian

Kevin O'Hagan

Kevin O'Hagan

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Mo Teague

Knife Crime & Edged Weapon Awareness

Knife Crime & Edged Weapon Awareness

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