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About Clive Elliott - Chief Instructor

Clive	Elliott, Karen Elliott and John Koeshall

Clive Elliott is the U.K. representative and Director of Defendo UK and has trained and taught a variety of martial arts professionally on an international basis. He is also the Chief Instructor and Founder of Kennet Valley Cross Training and Clive Elliott's Martial Arts Academies (est. since 1989). He has been training in martial arts for 35 years, and teaching for 22 years.

He is the U.K. representative and Director of Defendo UK and has trained and taught a variety of martial arts professionally on an international basis.

Clive has instructorships in a variety of martial arts having trained in a multitude of martial arts worldwide having taught in the UK, Sweden, Canada and America.

Clive has had an interesting martial arts career as a professional martial arts instructor, having established his own club in 1989.

Clive is a consistent writer for Martial Arts Illustrated magazine and has appeared on the cover of Martial Arts Illustrated (3 times) and Combat Magazine.

He has appeared as an Instructor for Sky Television's Fight School shot in China on the set of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Clive was also appointed as team Captain for British Television's BBC 2's, Masters of Combat., he featured in the video of "Once upon a time in London" with Steve Benitez as well as several other tv shows in the UK and Canada, which included a live demonstrations on Channel 4's breakfast show. Clive has appeared in numerous UK martial arts documentaries, radio and newspaper spots. He attained his full instructorship in Jeet Kune Do and Filipino martial arts in 2008.

  • 7th Dan (Modern Arts Karate)
  • 7th Dan (Kickboxing)
  • TTF Full Instructor and UK Director (JKD)
  • PFS Full Instructor: JKD Concepts & Filipino Martial Arts
  • Defendo UK Director and Chief Instructor
  • First CDT (Compliance, Direction, Takedown) Instructor outside of America
  • Advanced student Shootfighting (USA)
  • Clive also has instructorships in Sombo and Silat

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