Marcin Reszka is one of the most sought after self-defence experts in the country. He has been a leading Krav Maga instructor in the UK for the past 14 years
Marcin Reszka – Self-defence expert
His self-defence journey started in Poland as a boy when he came across some martial arts books and decided to begin training in “tae-kwon-do” before switching to kickboxing and boxing through his teenage years. He had one aim, to take as much experience from each discipline as possible in regards to their application for self-defence.
He then joined the infantry mountain division in the Polish Army for three years including a one year operational tour as a member of the NATO peacekeeping force in Kosovo.
Marcin moved to the UK in his early twenties and studied Krav Maga full time eventually becoming an instructor and achieved expert level distinction while attending training camps in Israel.
He continues to study other disciplines for his self-defence knowledge and among others he is currently a brown belt under the legendary Roger Gracie in Brazilian jujitsu.
He also qualified as a knife fighting instructor and specialises in defending against knife threats and attacks.
This long journey has greatly influenced Marcin’s view on self- defence, combat, fitness and life in general.
During the last few years while training students at his club, working with select private clients and running seminars for security personnel on the close protection circuit he has developed his own unique approach to self-defence.
His passion is to pass on his knowledge and empower people to be able to carry themselves with confidence, avoid threatening situations and to defend themselves if needed.
He has created the Urban Self Defence programme to deliver this vision combining effective self-defence instruction alongside functional fitness workouts
WHAT IS URBAN SELF DEFENCE?
Urban Self Defence is a unique digital self-defence and fitness programme for men and women predominantly based on Krav Maga, an Israeli self defence system that is renowned for its focus on real-world situations and its extreme efficiency.
Krav Maga takes what is instinctive and practical from boxing, wrestling, jiu jitsu, karate and other systems and its aim is to evolve and give the best up to date solutions to diffusing confrontations and defending against assaults.
It is recognised for its tactical value and has been adopted by military, law enforcement and security forces around the world.
Expert Krav Maga instructor Marcin Reszka has combined his formative experiences as a mountain infantry soldier alongside additional training in kickboxing, brazilian jujitsu and tactical knife fighting to produce an outstanding fitness and self-defence syllabus.
He has developed the Urban Self Defence programme with the average person in the street in mind, giving them simple skills, to defend themselves if needed, alongside strength and conditioning to improve their functional fitness.
Urban Self Defence offers curated fitness workouts that develop speed, strength, agility and power. Self-Defence training and the analysis and breaking down of real life scenarios where one can learn how to diffuse situations in various scenarios from assault to road rage.
It is an intuitive and effective method of self- protection for people of any age and ability that teaches practical self-defence skills whilst improving functional fitness and increasing self-confidence.
Its aim is to condition the mind, body and spirit as one.
Urban Self Defence is accessible via iOS app and Android.