Profile - Martin Smith PhD

A Martial Arts Instructor with over forty years experience; over thirty years teaching experience; he has an array of qualifications, making him a leading expert in the field of Martial Arts, Personal Safety training and Defensive Tactics for Law Enforcement and Security Staff.

He currently trains in the traditional karate system of Shindo Jinen-Ryu with UK Chief Instructor Simon Oliver and is a member of UK Japan Karate Do Ryobu-Kai under the direction and guidance of Kiyoshi Yamazaki 9th Dan from the USA. In October 2015 he graded and was award his 7th Dan in the traditional karate system by Sensei Yamasaki.

He holds the Shihan grade of 7th Dan Black Belt in the integrated martial arts system of Fuseki, recognised and awarded by the World Karate and Kickboxing Council (WKC) and a range of other National and International Associations. He holds senior Dan Grades in other arts, including Shotokan Karate, the Phillipino art of Eskrima, Combative Kickboxing and the original police self defence system of Taiho Jutsu. Martin is a member and associated to the UK Self Defence Association with Soke 9th Dan Gary Stringer.

In 1993 he formed the Institute for Traditional Combatives (ITC Martial Arts), which has been affiliated and recognised through a number of leading National Governing bodies. With experience gained from personal training with many top British and World class instructors Martin drew together the various arts he had studied to form the FUSEKI Martial Arts System and this system was officially recognised nationally in July 1996.

Martin is a nationally qualified Personal Safety Trainer and Senior Police Defensive tactics trainer. He is a member of the prestigious International Law Enforcement and Educators Association (ILEETA). Martin has trained and graded under some of the Worlds leading martial artists including such as: Kiyoshi Yamasaki (Karate Do) Hirokazu Kanazawa/Shiro Asano (Shotokan Karate), Brain Jones & Abner Pasa (Eskrima), Dan Inosanto & Rick Young (JKD), Brian Eustace (Taiho Jutsu) and Marco Ruas (MAA Ruas Vale Tudo).


Martin is a nationally qualified Personal Safety Trainer and Senior Police Defensive tactics trainer. He is a member of the prestigious International Law Enforcement and Educators Association (ILEETA). Martin has trained and graded under some of the Worlds leading martial artists including such as: Kiyoshi Yamasaki (Karate Do) Hirokazu Kanazawa/Shiro Asano (Shotokan Karate), Brain Jones & Abner Pasa (Eskrima), Dan Inosanto & Rick Young (JKD), Brian Eustace (Taiho Jutsu) and Marco Ruas (MAA Ruas Vale Tudo).