James Marwood is a management consultant, self defence and Bartitsu instructor based in Hampshire, UK. He teaches regular classes in Farnborough, as well as being regularly invited to teach at events around Europe. Past events have included SWASH, FightCamp, the DreynEvent and Swordfish. In addition he holds regular self defence seminars aimed at those without experience in martial arts or the like. He has provided training events at Oxford University, University College London, Université de Bourgogne and for corporate clients.
Having studied the martial arts since he started school, a degree in Criminology and with 10 years experience in the private security industry James is especially interested in the practical applications of fighting systems and how the theory can be applied in the real world. He is also a keen student of historical fighting systems, especially the sword arts of Elizabethan England.
In his professional life James spends a lot of time public speaking, running workshops and helping global corporate clients determine strategy and solve problems. He notes the flexibility, dedication and resilience learned through years of martial arts study have been invaluable in this.