Chief Instructor

Marc Smith is the founder and Chief Instructor of Ultra Krav Maga. Marc has studied Krav Maga for 10 years and reached Expert level as well as being a fully qualified Fire Arms Special Tactics (F.A.S.T) Instructor.  Marc teaches with an unrelenting passion, engagement and enthusiasm which is driven with the sole aim to help everyone be able to defend themselves (and their loved ones) in times of troubles – so as Imi Lichtenfeld once said “we can walk in peace’.

Marc has studied many forms of combat including Boxing, Judo and Taekwondo before discovering Krav Maga in 2005. Marc immediately fell in love with Krav Maga for its aggression, simplicity and effectiveness.

Marc started his Krav Maga journey with IKMF before moving to KMG – the global governing body of Krav Maga run by Eyal Yanilov to complete his practitioner grades. Upon doing so Marc was hand-selected to undertake the 28 days Intense KMG Instructor Course. After 28 grueling days under the guidance and teachings of Ilya Dunsky (Expert 4) Kvores Tal (Expert 5),  Zeev Cohen (Master 2) and Eyal Yanilov (Master Chief / founder) – Marc emerged with the joint top grade of G2 awarded by Eyal Yanilov himself.

In 2013 Marc successfully undertook his United Association Krav Maga Instructor diploma under the teachings of Tomasz Adamczyk – Chief Head Instructor of United Krav Maga World Association, before becoming the UK Director for CKMI (Combat Krav Maga Association) - widely regarded as the most modern and effective Krav Maga system created.

1-2-1 tuition is available from some of our instructors and covers the entire spectrum of self-defense and fitness to suit all levels of experience and fitness – ideal for those who wish to learn at their own pace privately. 

Assistant Instructors

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Don Lambresa

Don is trained in many forms of combat including Judo, Karate and Keysi and currently holds the Krav Maga grade of D4. Don started training in Krav Maga
in 2012 and quickly fell in love with it for it simplicity but brutally effective techniques. Don has a first for knowledge and love to discover new solution to new situations. Don is always willing to sacrifice his own training and time to help others.

Interesting fact: Don was once ask to leave a ride at Thorpe Park (after having queued for ages) as they couldn't get the harness down over his shoulders.


Andy Nixon

Andy has trained in a couple of different forms of martial arts including Kickboxing & MMA. Andy started training in Krav Maga in 2015. He quickly
came to appreciate it’s simple, but brutally effective techniques. Andy is always looking to evolve and improve his techniques, himself and others. Andy is one of the most committed member of the Ultra Krav Maga family. 

Interesting fact: Andy was once mistaken for a member of the England Rugby Union Team at a rugby match at Twickenham where he signed autographs and  participated in a live radio interview.


Trainee Assistant Instructor

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Alan James

Alan - or Adam Alan as he is known throughout the club has been training in Krav Maga for over 8 years and studied under various associations including KMG, United and CKMI. Adam All has attended many specialist courses and seminars including a 7 days Winter Camp in Poland.  

Interesting fact: Alan is the first ever student Marc ever trained and one of the original Ultra's. 


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