Bristol Titans Krav Maga Team

We are very fortunate at the Bristol Titans Krav Maga Academy to have a team of instructors with a huge wealth of training behind them, some of the most senior and experienced instructors in the UK all train with us, please take a moment to check out our instructor biographies below.

Head Coach Jim Halton:

Instructors Current Qualifications in Martial Arts and Self Defence:

  • Jim Halton is a fully licensed Level 5 Specialist Krav Maga Senior Instructor under Paul Grey with the British Krav Maga Association.
  • Instructor of Paul Vunaks Progressive Fighting Systems R.A.T. (Rapid Assault Tactics)
  • Specialist Instructor in Short Firearms BKMA G5 Level
  • Sports Coach with the British Chinese Council of Martial Arts
  • Black Belt in Hung Gar Shaolin Kung Fu under the Wei-t-o organisation
  • Specialist in Ground Survival and Core Grappling Skills
  • Experienced in boxing, MMA, Muay Thai, kickboxing, extensive joint locking, BJJ and control and restraint
  • Competitive MMA
  • Competitive Kickboxing
  • Specialist Instructor in Edged Weapon Survival
  • 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
  • (Currently studying Ashtanga Yoga)
  • Security:
  • Level 3 NCFE Award in Criminology (With Distinction)
  • Close Protection Officer (Licensed Body Guard)
  • Experienced Door Supervisor

I started training in martial arts in 1985 and have trained and competed in many different combat sports and martial arts through the years such as Kung Fu, Muay Thai, Western Boxing, Filipino boxing, Jeet Kune Do, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Submission Wrestling, Krav Maga and Korean Kickboxing.

I really started taking martial arts seriously in 01/02, competing in MMA multiple times alongside my training. I began to supplement my martial arts and MMA training with studying sports science, criminology and power and strength conditioning which could help supplement my overall knowledge.

My aim was to become as strong a student and a coach of the martial arts as possible. I also qualified as a professional VIP Close Protection Operative and worked as a doorman so that I could get first hand experience outside of the ring of the true nature of violence on the streets.

In 2008 I registered as a coach in Shaolin Kung Fu with the British Chinese Council of Martial Arts.  In 2010 after intensive training in Krav Maga I became one of the British Krav Maga Associations Official schools and opened the Bristol Titans Krav Maga Academy.


Marcus Wittcomb 

Marcus is a fantastic martial artist with a wealth of experience and heads our kids Krav Maga classes.

  • 30 years experience
  • Competitive Kickboxing
  • Competitive MMA
  • Ultramarathon runner
  • Black Belt Kickboxer

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
  • 9 years experience
  • 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 Shadwellkrav maga Bristol 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