John Titchen is the Chief Instructor of the Practical Karate Association
and a member of the British Combat Association
(one of the leading groups for close-quarter combat, self-protection and practical martial arts). He is best known internationally for the creation of realistic safe scenario training and his work on legally underpinned self defence, but he is also respected in the karate community for writing a number of critically acclaimed books on the effective application of traditional karate kata.
John’s seminars, books, youtube videos and articles have become very popular with the growing number of groups and individuals looking to enhance their own training through a pragmatic approach to the practical application of traditional martial arts for effective self defence. In addition to his books, John has been a regular contributor for Traditional Karate Magazine
, Combat Magazine
. He now writes articles on self defence and applied karate for his blog, and contributes to a number of leading martial arts forums.
The Practical Karate Association is part of the British Combat Karate Association (BCKA) with English Karate Federation (EKF) membership and recognition, and teaches DART Karate and Shotokan Karate with a focus on self defence.