What our students say
“Mark is an awesome instructor and his passion for Krav Maga and teaching it really shows, his skills and knowledge are incredible! His ways of teaching are extremely effective and make it easy to pick up. He also makes every session fun and exciting whilst learning. Iv learnt so much already in a short space of time and would recommend this class to anyone no matter what your age or fitness level. Mark and the class are all very welcoming and everybody helps you out I was made to fit in and feel part of the team straight away.” – Chris Fowler, Bridgwater.
“I have been to martial arts clubs all over the world, including several years training in Japan, but this is one of the best. Mark strikes the perfect balance between hard work and fun – he gets us to train as hard as possible and reach our full potential, but as an experienced former Royal Marines instructor with a university degree in education, he also knows how to get the most from a wide range of people of diverse ages and backgrounds. The Krav Maga taught here is very effective and powerful but it’s taught in a safe and constructive way, and there is a great club spirit. I look forward to every class and you always learn something new. Join today!” – Geoff Harris, Taunton
“A great club that I miss massively. I started my krav journey here and now I teach in Kent. Mark is a fantastic Instructor/mentor and I recommend this club to everyone who wants to learn self defence. Join up and learn Krav Maga. You wont regret it. Chris.” Chris Holland, Taunton
“If you want to learn krav maga then this is the place for you, Mark is a fantastic teacher who is easy to get along with and is willing to cater for all ages and abilities, when I first started training krav with Mark about a year ago I didn’t really know much about it and I was fairly unfit but with Mark’s training style, patients and willingness to help everyone my fitness is improving along with my krav skills.” – Jame Huish, Bridgwater
Having not undertaken any martial arts training for many many years, and being generally unfit, with some trepidation I went to my first Krav Maga session with Mark some 4 months ago (at the age of 55). I had no reason to feel anxious. The club is very friendly, there are no egos, and everyone is there to help and encourage. In short, it is a really well run club, and I am proud to be a member. Mark is a first class instructor, ensures safety, and knows just how much to push you, so that you always improve without being out of your depth. Krav Maga is physically demanding but there is no doubt that I am getting fitter each time I attend, and am learning heaps of useful stuff which hopefully I will never need to use in a real situation. So, if you are in any doubt, give Mark and Krav Maga a try ….It is well worth it!
It was really good to catch up this evening even if it was to let you know that I have had to accept that my injury is likely to mean I won’t be able to return to training.
I want you to know how much I have enjoyed being part of this great club for, what I think is, the last 4 years! I have been taking part in sporting activities at all levels (playing some sports at school, county and international level) all my life and have been a member sports clubs but being a member of Krav Maga Taunton has been one of the most rewarding and enjoyable and I am in no doubt that this is entirely due to your expertise and approach.
The range of abilities you work with is very challenging but at no time (even at the age of 63) was I made to feel out of my depth or that, in those early days as a complete novice, that I was holding others back. There are lots of things I know very little about but, having been in education for over 30 years, teaching is not one of them! You have been one of the most skilled teachers/coaches/instructors I have ever worked with.
Training was often physically challenging but I always felt supported and encouraged and along the way made some good friends. Not only have I learnt a wide range of new skills and maintained good levels of fitness but I have learnt a lot about myself and found new levels of confidence.
So for all of that, I want to say a huge ‘thank-you’ its been a real privilege and I hope the club will continue to thrive that our paths may cross again.
All the best