I’m John Titchen. I began my training in the Martial Arts and Self Protection over thirty years ago. I’ve been lucky enough to travel and train with and learn from instructors across the world.
I’m the author of eight influential books on karate and self defence training. I’m also a former regular columnist for Traditional Karate Magazine, Combat Magazine and Jissen. I’ve been a qualified teacher and trainer across multiple disciplines, from University to the Military and to Schools. I’m also a two time transplant survivor. I write articles on personal safety and self protection focused karate and teach seminars internationally.