public speaking

As the spokesperson for 'The Hero Forge' project, I am committed to spreading the idea of  everyday heroism as widely as possible.  Alongside my published writing, blog and podcasts, I am happy to present keynote talks, workshops and training for groups who think their organisation or community might benefit from the ideas promoted here.

A professional educator with more than 20 years experience working with youth and adult audiences, I'd like to think that I have developed an engaging and entertaining approach to hero training. If you would like to explore ways in which you can bring the 'Hero Forge' experience to your doorstep, just head over to the Contact page and reach out.  


Wilderness & Urban Survival training


Having attained the highest level qualification currently available to civilian instructors (Level 4 Survival Instructor Award), I regularly take individuals and small groups to various locations in the UK, where I teach them the key skills needed to survive. Subjects covered include shelter building, acquiring safe water, fire-making, hunting and trapping, navigation and emergency signalling. Classes are also available in urban survival, which include disaster management, personal security and thriving in a grid-down scenario.

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combatives & Self-Protection


With more than 4 decades of experience in the martial arts and reality-based self-defence systems, I provide group seminars and classes in practical combatives. Having studied under some of the best in the business (Geoff Thompson, Peter Consterdine, Mo Teague, Tony Blauer, Bob Honnibal), I offer a no-nonsense approach for how to deal with the reality of street violence. From my personal experience working nightclub doors and as a Close Protection Officer, I've come to understand what works, what doesn't and just what it takes for us to survive an attack and get home safely to our loved ones.


Combining psychology and simple but effective physical skills, my approach is fast-paced and emphasises situational awareness, fear management, scenario-training, managing multiple opponents, weapons defence and how to tap into the primal potential we all have just beneath the surface. 1:1 instruction is also available when my other commitments allow.

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