Bristol Titans Krav Maga Team

Here at the Bristol Titans Krav Maga Academy our instructors have a huge wealth of training behind them, some of the most senior and experienced instructors in the UK all train with us, we believe experience is essential and like to provide absolute transparency about our backgrounds. Please take a moment to check out our instructor biographies below.

Head Coach Jim Halton:

Instructors Current Qualifications in Martial Arts and Self Defence:

  • Fully licensed Level 5 Specialist Krav Maga Senior Instructor
  • Kru in Muay Thai
  • Instructor of Paul Vunaks Progressive Fighting Systems R.A.T. (Rapid Assault Tactics)
  • Sports Coach with the British Chinese Council of Martial Arts
  • Black Belt in Hung Gar Shaolin Kung Fu under the Wei-t-o organisation
  • Ground combatives certified instructor
  • Progressive Fighting Systems Instructor – Jeet Kune Do and Filipino Martial arts
  • Submission Wrestling Coach
  • British Combat Association Instructor
  • Sports Coaching:
  • Qualified Sports Therapist with the International Institute of Sports Therapy
  • Fitness Instructor with the World Amateur BodyBuilding Association
  • Qualified MMA Conditioning Coach
  • PTLLS Level 4
  • Muay Thai Fitness Instructor
  • Kettlebell Coach
  • Security:
  • Level 3 NCFE Award in Criminology (With Distinction)
  • Close Protection Officer (Licensed Body Guard)
  • Experienced Door Supervisor
  • Combat Sports:
  • Competed multiple times in full contact MMA and Kickboxing beginning in the 80s up until the early 00’s.

Luke Cousins

Luke Cousins is one of the highest ranked Krav Maga practitioners in the British Krav Maga Association. He began training in Krav Maga in 2011. 

  • P7 Krav Maga
  • British Krav Maga Association Assistant Instructor

Paul Herniman

Paul “Ern” Herniman has a wealth of knowledge and is a seasoned martial artist with decades of experience.

  • Karate Brown Belt
  • Kung Fu Black Belt 
  • P7 in Krav Maga 
  • British Krav Maga Association Assistant Instructor

Tom Shadwell
Assistant Instructor at the Bristol Titans Tom Shadwell has been training 20 years and is a fantastic and well seasoned martial artist.
  • P7 Krav Maga
  • British Krav Maga Assistant Instructor
  • Wing Chun
  • Judo

Ryan Ledbury

Assistant Instructor in Krav Maga.

  • High level frontline experience.
  • Began training Krav Maga in 2011
  • P7 Krav Maga