Warren started his martial arts career when he was 9 years old. His love for the martial arts led him to experiment in a variety of martial arts that include Karate, Taekwondo, Kendo, Kumdo, Kyusho, Eskrima, Wing Chun, Hapkido, AMOK!, Krav Maga , Systema, Kung Fu, Tai Chi, Qigong, Hsing-Yi, Muay Thai and Tuk Kong Mul So. He currently holds a 4th Dan in WTF-styled Taekwondo, a 5th Dan in Kendo, a 2nd Dan in Hapkido (World Hapkido Federation), a Level 2 Certified Pressure Point Instructor (Kyusho International) and a Level 1 Krav Maga Instructor (Krav Maga South Africa).
Warren is also a “Martial Arts Coach” who holds a SAQA NQF Level 4 coaching certification.
Warren has represented South Africa at the European Kendo Championships in Helsinki, Finland (2008), in Debrechen, Hungary (2010), and Macedonia (2016). He has also represented South Africa at the World endo Championships in Sao Paulo, Brazil (2009), Novara, Italy (2012) and Tokyo, Japan (2015). Warren has earned his South African National Sports Colours in Kendo 6 times for representing South Africa at each of these events.
In order to supplement his martial arts training with more practical and combative techniques, Warren embarked on an accelerated journey to study KAPAP, “Krav Panim El Panim” (Hebrew for face to face combat), the original combat system of defensive tactics, hand-to-hand combat and self-defense, employed by the Israeli Defense Forces, the Israeli National Police and anti-terrorist units.
Warren’s attention also focused on weapons training such as knives and firearms, ensuring that he would not only be able to handle each weapon effectively, but to also ensure how one would defend themselves against attacks with such weapons.
Besides the years of hard martial arts and combative training, Warren also studied various forms and techniques for health and healing. This included studies and practise of: Bu Guan Gin, a form of Qigong; Kyusho Healing, utilising pressure points to assist the body in healing; Acupuncture, the use of Traditional Chinese Medicine theory and fine needles to affect the body and its ailments; and Transformational Kinesiology, the usage of muscle testing to diagnose and heal both physical and emotional ailments.
As part of his personal health and fitness, Warren regularly practises meditation and mindfulness to gain better understanding and control over his mental and spiritual faculties.
For his physical well-being, Warren utilises martial arts, functional exercises and yoga in his daily workouts that incorporates high-intensity interval training and proactive periods of recovery.
Using his extensive knowledge of the martial arts, combatives, health and healing, Warren’s vision is to create a safer South Africa by empowering people through practical self-defence, holistic health, and regular spiritual, mental and physical fitness training. He has condensed his broad wealth of knowledge into various programs and services.
Warren firmly believes that any system, be it for security, health or wellness, must be simple, effective, relevant and applicable for anyone.
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