WAKO 5th Dan Black Belt
WAKO Qualified Coach
WAKO International Qualified Referee (Ring Sports)
ECKA Senior Instructor
ECKA Class 'A' Referee
6 x ECKA National Champion
With over 30 years of martial arts experience, Geoff has been training in ECKA since 1987, gaining his 1st Dan Black Belt in 1992, 2nd Dan in 1998, and 3rd Dan in 2003 (with a Grade A-). In 2010 he was awarded his 4th Dan Black Belt by ECKA and in 2016 he was awarded his 5th Dan Black Belt by WAKO GB.
Geoff is an WAKO GB qualified instructor in the Milton Keynes area, who has run the Bletchley club since 1999.
Geoff has been training under his instructor Sensei Dev Barrett since 1988 and has also trained with other notable instructors; Kancho Henk Kuipers, Sensei Alfie Lewis, Michael "Venum" Page, Bill "Superfoot" Wallace, Grandmaster A, Geoff Thompson, Guru Mick Tully, Remy Bonjasky, Semy Schilt, Ronnie Green, Howard Brown, Ray Hoffman, Junior Anderson, Monika Markowska & Jean Frenette.
He is a member of Sports Coach UK and has completed the following workshops:
Introduction to Coach Management
A Guide To Mentoring Sports Coaches
Good Practice and Child Protection
Coaching Children and Young People
Working with Children
Injury Prevention and Management
Introduction to Sports Psychology
Geoff is fully qualified in Sports First Aid, is a Registered Coach in Milton Keynes. He has also completed a Certificate of Higher Education in Sport, Fitness and Management with The Open University
Geoff has also a current clean Enhanced DBS check.
Geoff became an International referee in the 2006 WPKA World Championships, refereeing and judging in the Light Continuous and Semi-contact categories, including a number of World Championship finals! In 2008 he was awarded his 'A' class referee status from the ECKA. In 2013 he was qualified as WAKO Referee for Ring Sports (Full Contact, Low Kick and K1), in 2014 he was selected to represent Great Britain in the WAKO European Championships and again in 2015 in the WAKO World Championships where he earned his International Referee licence - class "B".
Geoff is an Instructor with The British Combat Association, classed as an "Honourable Warrior" after joining the "Chivalric Order of the Honourable Warrior” and on the gateway for inclusion into the Kizuna Brotherhood. He has previously trained in Jujitsu, and currently holds the grade of 6th Kyu, with the British Jujitsu Association.
Martial Arts Illustrated Hall of Fame, 2014
Martial Arts Illustrated Hall of Fame, 2015
UK Martial Arts Show Hall of Fame, 2017
A selection of competition results include:
1st - ECKA National Championships - Semi Contact (2016)
1st - ECKA National Championships - Light Continuous (2015)
1st - ECKA National Championships - Semi Contact (2014)
1st - ECKA National Championships - Light Continuous (2013)
1st - ECKA National Championships - Semi Contact (2013)
1st - ECKA National Championships - Light Continuous (2009)
1st - Hereford Open - Semi Contact (2017)
1st - Tipton Open - Light Continuous (2013)
1st - Tipton Open - Semi Contact (2013)
1st - ECKA Milton Keynes and Luton Open Tournament (1993)
1st - SKO Team Event (1992)
2nd - ICO British Championships (2010)
2nd - ECKA National Championships - Freeforms (1999)
2nd - ECKA National Championships (1997)
2nd - ECKA National Championships - Team Event (1991)
2nd - IKKC British Championships (1997)
3rd - ECKA National Championships (2002)
3rd - ECKA National Championships (1999)
3rd - ECKA Bristol Open (2002)
3rd - ECKA Bristol Open (1997)
4th - IKKC European Championships, Holland (1997)