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01509 233 605

07719 924 311



Meet John Skillen

John has trained extensively with a host of other world renowned instructors. He has been trained in and has studied various forms of martial arts for over 30 years.


Personal training sessions are available with John from just £30 per hour - a mixture of boxing skills, kickboxing or general fitness.


Call the gym on 01509 233605 or

e-mail John here to arrange your session.


John Skillen Martial Arts background:


Greco Roman Wrestling, Freestyle Wrestling, Black belt Kickboxing, Black Sash Kung Fu, Black belt Judo, A.B.A Boxing Coach, B.C.A full Self Protection Coach, Former national Judo champion, Former amateur boxer. Over 20 years involvement with Nightclub and Venue security.



Read more about John Skillen here:

Self Defence with John Skillen

Amateur Boxing Association

British Combat Association

British Judo Council



"John is an excellent coach and a nice guy who makes you feel welcome from the start. The training environment is very pleasant; the gym is clean and bright and the atmosphere friendly.


When I first contacted John about boxing lessons he was positive and motivational. He did not feel that my age (57) was any reason for me not to learn. I was inspired to make the 90 mile round trip to his gym.


From the beginning I realised he was an intelligent and skilled teacher and that I was getting quality training. I have trained with other instructors and none have been in the same league. John has vast experience of real life violent confrontations. As a result, what you get from him is not theory - just stuff that works. Since I have been training with him, my physical skills, confidence and street awareness have all dramatically improved.


Personal training with John has been one of my better decisions and I unreservedly recommend him."


Paul Woolley - IT Trainer

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Monday - Friday   6am - 9pm

Saturday                8am - 5pm

Sunday                  9am - 12pm




New members are always welcome sign up now!




John Skillen Martial Arts & Fitness Centre


14 Pinfold Gate,



LE11 1BE


Tel:     01509 233605

Mob:   07719 924311





John Skillen is a renowned Martial Arts, Self Defence expert and Author. His experience's have placed him as one of the leading instructors of self protection in the UK.

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