SDMAA Profiles

Showcasing Some of the Very Finest!

Welcome to the SDMAA Construction Team!

I would like to publically thank the following people that have helped to bring this website to life and related projects over the past many years.  It is their direct support in the form of friendship, technical proficiency, design work and advice let alone their belief in the wider network that has so greatly helped to showcase so many of the UK's finest martial artists and self-defence & P.I instructors.  Equally, thank you to the many hundreds of instructors who have over the years attended our courses and shared with so many their knowledge whilst forging life-long friendships - thank you to each and every one of you! 

Stuart Harris ( Motion Mapping )

Stuart has been involved with the UKMAA & KEWAP now for the best part of 10 years.  It would be fair to say that without Stuart's help, advice and friendship in recent years the SDMAA would never have happened and certainly KEWAP would not be the course it is today.  Stuart continues to support the SDMAA and it is well worth checking out his latest projects, one of which was used at the recent 'Mobo Awards' 2018.  Stuart can be contacted at: Motion Mapping

Georgina Grayston ( Bliink Design )

I have known Georgina now for nearly 10 years and for those that do not know, she is a much-respected karate instructor registered with the JKA. Georgina has been instrumental in designing our new range of certificates and underpinning resources. If you are looking to further enhance your club and business logos/brands or documentation formats, then Georgina's work is truly second-to-none. She can be contacted at: Bliink Design.    

Steve Smith ( Eyecatchig Signs )

Steve has been involved with the UKMAA and KEWAP from the very beginning.  Both Steve and I way back and our association was first formed at an open martial arts training weekend.  Over the coming years Steve has provided a wealth of advice regarding the wider martial arts industry, he has designed most of our flyers and provided print work support too. Steve can be contacted at: Eyecatching Signs.  

Tony Davis & Stuart Harris ( Total Dojo )

Although Tony or Stuart have not had any direct input regarding the construction of this website, both have been instrumental in supporting the many courses we have conducted over the years.  And for the record, both Tony Davis & Stuart Harris have an instructional background second-to-none, their combined technical knowledge is unrivalled and their committment to the wider SDMAA network has never faultered.  Keep an eye out for the many courses and events that take place each year at Total Dojo

Warmest regards, heartfelt thanks & many respects to the above,

S. Timperley - Founder of the SDMAA

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Affiliate Profile - Roger Thyer-Jones

Roger Thyer-Jones previously headed Immigration Intelligence Liaison working against immigration related organised crime before he retired to focus on teaching Seido Karate.  With a strong Judo foundation, over the past 50 years he has trained in a wide variety of martial arts.

He is currently a 6th Degree Black Belt and the UK Branch Chief Instructor of the World Seido Karate Organisation and he has trained & examined over 500 black belts to date. The UK World Seido Organisation currently has nearly 600 students training with over 300 students in schools’ programmes.  And he regularly trains in New York under Kaicho (Grandmaster) Nakamura 9th Degree Black Belt, one of the top traditional karate instructors in the world today.

Roger has introduced Karate and Self -Protection & Awareness programmes to over 30 schools in Buckinghamshire, and has given lectures at Eton & Harrow.  In addition, he has taught in a wide variety of schools with a varied mix of students including those with special needs.  Also, he has developed special programmes for the blind & visually impaired.  He regularly attends courses for self-development such as KEWAP and uses his wide range of skills & knowledge, to enhance his own courses.  WEBSITE

Several years ago, Roger wrote his autobiography entitled 'Dogs on the Runway' and this is available on Amazon!

Affiliate Profile - Kirsty Henderson

Kirsty Henderson is a 3rd Dan Black Belt in MMA Bushido and a Japan qualified 2nd Dan Black Belt in Shidokan Karate Kickboxing.  In addition, she is the President of FRTFA as well a coach to the GB squad.  She is also a Specialist Defence and Krav Maga Instructor, a KEWAP Instructor and one of FRTFA 'recovery & bioenergetics experts'.

In 2005 Kirsty travelled to Japan to become the first woman in Britain to become a Shidokan Black Belt. For this she fought her first 10 man kumite, she has fought for the British Team and she was examined by Grandmaster Kancho Yoshiji Soeno. At present Kirsty is the 'only' female Shidokan Black Belt in Britain to date!   WEBSITE

Affiliate Profile - Sifu Tong Liu

Sifu Tong Liu comes from a Kung Fu family which goes back to his great grandfather who was a village warrior in the South of China. Trained from the age of 5 years old, Sifu Tong Liu is well-versed in the Chinese Fighting Arts and now teaches his own brand of Wing Chun, Combat Wing Chun & Close Quarter Fighting skills.  Since 1990 Sifu Tong Liu has been researching hand-to-hand combat techniques from a wide range of fighting systems in order to create his Progressive Fighting Methods.

To date Sifu Tong Liu is a rising star within the UK Wing Chun community and his unique brand of instruction is not to be missed by anyone who is interested in the martial arts. Sifu Tong Liu is available for seminars & specialised workshops.   WEBSITE