Testimonials

Danny Dyer (Actor) on his Krav Maga training for his movie role as an SAS Soldier turned vigilante in Vendetta (2013)

Nick you’re the real deal. I know for a fact our paths will cross again. Stay safe bruv.

Noel Clarke (Actor) on his Krav Maga training for his movie role as an SAS Trooper in 'I Am Soldier'

During the filming of ‘I am Soldier’ Nick Came on board with the cast and crew to train us in Krav Maga for numerous fighting & combat scenes.

Myself and fellow actors/actresses really enjoyed the Krav Maga training. Over the various days that Nick was on set, we put together some intensive fight scenes which I’m sure are going to look excellent, once the movie is released late in 2013.

This guys knows his stuff, is easy to get along with and always had our safety, interests and the passion to make things look good as his priority. I’d certainly work with him again

John Madden (Film Director – The Debt) 2009

Thank you so much for coming on board as our Krav Maga Advisor. Your help in training the artists, Sam Worthington, Jessica Chastain and Marton Csokas, in Krav Maga to convincingly fulfill their roles in The Debt is greatly appreciated.

Sgt P Langley, The Queens Colour Squadron, Royal Air Force

I’d like to express my appreciation for the excellent and worthwhile experience gained from the Krav Maga seminar held at RAF Uxbridge on the 19th January 2006, demonstrating the many defensive tactics and self defence that this system encompasses.

My Fellow SNCO’s were impressed by the standard of instruction and the quality and patience shown by yourself and your fellow instructor. The troops particularly enjoyed the handgun and knife defences.

The instruction we received has demonstrated a need for further pre-deployment training (Iraq in late November) in dealing with aggressive civilians, weapons disarming and retention techniques. Thank you again for your time.

WO1 (RSM) S. Taylor - Regimental Sergeant Major 1st Bn Coldstream Guards

Giving our Soldiers the opportunity to develop their confidence, fitness and the ability to defend themselves is part of military life…. Having Total Krav Maga come in to conduct self-defence training was first class, with the feed back from all those that conducted the training being very positive. We now have guys training regularly with Nick Maison & Total Krav Maga

Marthinus – Reading

I’m an average 31 year old male, 5.10” and weighed 85kg’s. I was the typical “few extra pounds” type of guy – not obese but not in great shape either. Worse though was my BMI showing that almost 18% of the weight I lugged around was body fat. Not too high, but definitely something which could be improved on.
As a full time consultant, constantly on the road with a much varied schedule, it was clear that my occasional gym-program lacked direction. I also had no interest in joining the typical gorilla-park movement just pushing dumbbells.

I’ve looked for years (literally) at various forms of martial art to gain something called functional fitness which is actually useful rather than purely aesthetic fitness (looking good but slow and still useless). Krav Maga gave me that – a great workout, useful learning.

So what are the results after a year?
Well, I’m 32 Years old now, still male and still 5.10”, so that didn’t change J
Bodyweight though went from 85kg down to 73kg’s and then built up back slowly to 78kg which I’ve kept constant for over 4 months now.
More impressive though is my body fat percentage which went down from 17.8% to under 12% over the same 4 month period.
Resting Heart Rate went down 70 down to 58bpm, with a VO2Max up from 43 to 56!!!
Probably best at this point is that my six-pack is back after the better part of a 7-year hiatus J

These results were obtained with a solid commitment to 3x90minute classes per week – nothing more. As mentioned, due to my non-existent chaotic schedule some weeks will have only 2 sessions, where others will have 4 to make up for it. Energy expenditure can also vary widely – a more relaxed session focusing heavy on technique could end up burning around 700 calories, whereas a more intensive session could end up burning over 1200 calories J So for an average session you could bank on a 1000 calories average if you push yourself.

At this point I’d have to commend the instructors as well. It’s very difficult nowadays to find a good trainer; the pool of “qualified instructors” is needless to say vast. The reward of finding a trainer who is prepared to work with you - willing to push you as far as you’re prepared to push yourself is worth his/her weight in gold (Marthinus – Reading)

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