On Sunday 6 April my friend and silat teacher Chas Harvey passed away having been diagnosed with cancer of both the liver and pancreas only 2 weeks previously. Whilst great strides have been made in treating some cancers (such as lung & breast cancer) over the lady few years, survival rates for liver cancer remain shockingly low.
In memory of Chas, Paul Deans and I are coming together to hold a seminar to raise money for cancer research; hopefully we can make this an annual event.
Paul has over 25 years of experience in silat and has trained in a variety of styles; he is one of a very small group of people to have been promoted to the rank of Guru by Richard de Bordes.
I have been training in Filipino martial arts for over 20 years. I hold the rank of advanced instructor in Cabales Serrada Escrima under Mark Wiley and a 5th degree black belt in Rapid Arnis. I am also a 4 time British Open Eskrima champion.
This is a great opportunity to train in some of the world’s most effective fighting arts.
A massive thank you is also due to Andy Crittenden for giving us the use of his martial arts school for the day.
Tribal Fighting Arts is a traditional martial arts group based in Nottinghamshire.
The main focus of the training is: Filipino martial arts (FMA), Silat and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ)
Chief instructor Jon Broster is a 5th degree black belt in Rapid Arnis, he is also one of the co-chief instructors in this system and is the longest serving student of system founder Tuhon Pat O’Malley. He is also and Advanced Instructor in Cabales Serrada Escrima under Master Mark Wiley. In addition to this he has an extensive background training in other Filipino martial arts under a variety of noted teachers. He is an instructor in Silat Seni Harimau Berantai under Guru Jak Othman and holds a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He is a multiple time British Open Eskrima champion and a two time British Open champion in BJJ.
Classes take place every Thursday at Legends Gymnasium in Nottingham.
(Plantation Side, Bobbers Mill, Nottingham, NG8 5AH)
6:00 – 7:30pm Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
7:30 – 9:00pm Filipino martial arts
All classes are £5.
Once a month we have a silat session which focuses on empty hands and kife,; this runs for 2hrs and costs £10.