David Onuma
Head Instructor / Program Director


David is a lifelong martial artist. A student, teacher, fighter & coach. Holding Black belt/Instructor credentials in 7 different styles of martial arts, including, Brazilian jiujitsu, Filipino Martial arts, Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kune Do, Kickboxing, Maphilindo Silat and Combat Submission Wrestling, he is well versed to guide you on your journey whatever that entails. From the complete beginner to the experienced fighter and instructor, David helps them all.
As a coach, David’s students have achieved great success in the competitive arena, having produced World, European and British champions in various arts and also success in the mixed martial arts cage.
As an Instructor, he continues to help and guide those who have their own schools and groups via workshops, seminars and private instruction.
As a martial arts figure head – he is an active Judge, referee, consultant to private security specialists and stuntmen.
As a fighter, among other accolades, he is a 7x European Brazilian jiujitsu champion, as well as a World no-gi Silver medallist and World masters Bronze medallist.
He represents some of the most famous martial artist on the planet including Guro Dan Inosanto, Mestre Ricardo De La Riva and Master Bob Breen
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Steve Payne
Brazilian Jiu jitsu
“Sensei Steve” is a 4th Dan Black Belt in Trodai karate and a 3x national champion. He is a Brazilian Jiujitsu Black belt under Prof David Onuma & Mestre Ricardo De La Riva. He is also a Black Belt Instructor in Jeet kune do, The filipino martial arts and 4D under Master Bob Breen.

Steve has been a student of Professor David for over 10 years and is also an accomplished competitor at international level with 2 European titles to his name.

Wendle Kojo Lewis
Mixed martial arts
Coach Wendle is an excellent athlete and Pro Mixed Martial arts fighter. Adding to his wide all round skill set, Coach Wendle has been a personal student of our head Instructor for a number of years and was one of the first group to gain his kickboxing Black Belt in the CFS ARTS Kickboxing program.

Wendle continues his studies under Coach David in the arts of Jeet Kune Do, Filipino martial arts, MMA and Kickboxing. The students at the North12 academy are fortunate to benefit from Wendle’s wisdom and experience on their MMA journey

Vivek Thaker
A personal student of David Onuma, Coach Viv is an experienced all round martial artist. Qualified in Jeet kune do/Filipino martial arts and muay thai under our head coach as well as Sifu Rick Faye and Guro Gary Hoptroff. He is also a 1st Degree Black belt in the CFS Arts Kickboxing program.
Silviu Georgian
Coach Silviu is a highly experienced competitive martial artist. He has trained and competed in wrestling since he was a child and in the more recent years, he has expanded his grappling repertoire to include Brazilian Jiujitsu and Judo. He is a purple belt in BJJ under Prof Nick Brooks, and is currently a Brown belt in Judo under the World renowned Ealing Judo Club
Jerome Giet
Coach Jerome is an experienced Judoka, having gained his Black belt many years ago. He is also a Blue belt in BJJ under Prof David and also trains in the MMA and Kickboxing programs

How To Find Us

Basement/Rear of 770 High Road, North Finchley, London, N12 9QH (The entrance is located on Friern Park Road, N129QH)

0208 446 8539

Nearest Station Woodside Park (Northern Line)

Bus Routes 125, 263, 626, N20

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