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.


  • Full Instructor under Guro Bob Breen – JKD/Kali International (The first of only 2) – 2008
  • 3rd Degree Black Belt under Guro Bob Breen – 2008
  • Senior Associate Instructor in Jun Fan Gung Fu/JKD Concepts under Sifu Dan Inosanto
  • Senior Associate Instructor in the Filipino Martial arts under Guro Dan Inosanto
  • Instructor in Integrated Arts under Guro Terry Barnett
  • Wing Chun Instructor – Sources: Sifus Martin Ruiz; Eddie Yeoh & Digoh Michael Louison
  • Representative Instructor in Combat submission Wrestling (CSW) – under Sensei Erik Paulson – 2004
  • Guro in Maphilindo Silat under Guro Dan Inosanto
  • 5th Degree Black Belt – CFS Arts Kickboxing program
  • Black Belt in Brazilian Jiujitsu (BJJ) – under Professor Ricardo Vieira (9x World champion) – 2010
  • 4th Degree Black Belt in BJJ & UK Representative of Mestre Ricardo De La Riva (7th Degree Black Belt)
  • IBJJF Referee & IBJJF certified Black Belt (International Brazilian Jiujitsu Federation)
  • Referee for POLARIS – Professional submission grappling


  • IBJJF European Silver No-gi medalist (2023)
  • IBJJF London Open No-gi Champion (2023)
  • IBJJF European Masters Champion (2019)
  • 7 x IBJJF European Brazilian Jiujitsu Champion (2008,2009,2010,2013,2014,2016,2018)
  • IBJJF European Championships – Bronze Medallist (2017)
  • IBJJF European Brazilian Jiujitsu Silver Medallist (2015)
  • IBJJF British National champion (2015)
  • IBJJF London Open Absolute champion (2016)
  • IBJJF Rome open champion (2013)
  • IBJJF World Masters Bronze medallist (2013)
  • Former IBJJF #1 Ranked fighter (Black Belt )
  • 2 x IBJJF European No-gi Bronze Medallist (2012,2013)
  • IBJJF World No gi Silver medallist (2016)
  • IBJJF World no gi Absolute Div Bronze (2016)


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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 2nd degree 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.

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 2nd Degree Black Belt in the CFS Arts Kickboxing program.

Jay Butler


Profesor Jay is a highly experienced and competetive martial artist. He is well versed in BJJ, Submission Grappling, Wrestling and MMA.

He holds numerous national titles in BJJ and is currently a  2nd Degree Black Belt.

Asst Coaches



We have a number of excellent assistant coaches who are involved in our kickboxing program as well as our BJJ adult and children’s 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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