About GS Combatives

Created to enable our clients and customers access to the most effective systems of self-protection in this world.

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GS Combatives enables anyone to access the most effective systems of self-protection and personal safety in the world.

Decades of experience means we know what works, when to use it and how best to instruct the key skills and techniques that will keep you safe in a hostile environment.
We are affiliated to and work with the best instructors in the world, including some that train elite special forces.
As a client, you can benefit from their experience training the world’s best combat operatives.

Darren Good

Advanced Functional Edge Instructor

Darren uses the skills gained over 35 years of training with and working alongside some of the best instructors and practitioners in the world. A lifelong student of Martial Arts and an expert in personal safety, Darren has travelled the world to learn from the best. His training partners include:

Functional Edge

Tony Torres – Inventor Functional Edge System
Tony Blauer – Inventor SPEAR system
Zeb Glover – SPEAR and Functional Edge Instructor

Gracie Jiu Jitsu

Mauricio Gomes – 8th Degree BJJ, one of six promoted to Black Belt by the famous Rolls Gracie
Braulio Estima – 4th Degree BJJ World Champion
Victor Estima – 3rd Degree BJJ World Champion
Royce Gracie – 7th Degree BJJ UFC 1,2 4
Roger Gracie – 4th Degree BJJ World Champion
Reyson Gracie – 9th Degree BJJ Red Belt
Carlos Jr Gracie – 8th Degree BJJ , co-founder Gracie Barra
Carley Gracie – 9th Degree BJJ
Renzo Gracie – 7th Degree BJJ, World famous coach and competitor
Ryron Gracie – 4th Degree BJJ, son of Rorion , created Gracie University
Rener Gracie – 4th Degree BJJ, Son of Rorion , created Gracie University
Rolker Gracie – Red and Black Master Belt BJJ , teaches at Gracie Humaita
Robin Gracie – 5th Degree BJJ, Gracie Barcelona
Rilion Gracie – Considered as the best guard player in the Gracie family
Chen Moraes – 1st Black Belt in BJJ to teach in the UK
Marco Ruas – 7th Degree Luta Livre, UFC 7 Champion
Marcelo Yogui – 5th Degree BJJ Scandinavia
Sacha King – Black Belt
Josh Taylor – Black Belt and Head of Origin Gracie Jiu Jitsu
Andy Roberts – Gracie Barra 2nd Degree Black Belt
Chad Bellwood – Canadian BJJ coach
Tom Harris – Gracie Barra
Gordo – Offensive half guard creator and BJJ world champion

Jeet Kune Do

Dan Inosanto – World authority of Jeet Kune Do
Larry Hartsell – Jeet Kune Do authority
Steve Golden – Jeet Kune Do authority
Rick Young – Europe’s authority on Jeet Kune Do
Bob Breen – English authority on Jeet Kune Do
Chris Brown – Jeet Kune Do

Special Forces

Richard Johnson – Ex SAS CQC trainer
Frank Bewley – EX SBS CQC trainer

Self Defence Systems

Geoff Thompson – World famous Self Defence expert
Peter Consterdine – World famous Self Defence expert
Andy Norman – Inventor of Defence Lab
Phil Norman – Inventor of Ghost System
Johnny Nelson – European Boxing Champion

Jiu Jitsu

Steve Barnett – 10th Degree Goshin Ryu Jiu-Jitsu
Robert Clark – 9th Degree Jiu-Jitsu
Alan Campbell – 8th Degree Jiu-Jitsu
John Steadman – 8th Degree Jiu-Jitsu
William Riley – 8th Degree Jiu-Jitsu

Krav Maga

Mark Bland – Krav Maga
Rob Cook – 7th Dan Tai-Jutsu and Krav Maga

Thai Boxing

Master A – Thai Boxing Master
Dave Maclennan – Thai Boxing Instructor
Ronnie Green – Thai Boxing World Champion

Wing Chun

Colin Ward – A leading UK expert on Wing Chun
Shaun Rawcliffe – A leading UK expert on Wing Chun
Yip Chun – A world authority on Wing Chun
Yip Chin – A world authority on Wing Chun
Chu Shong-tin – A world authority on Wing Chun
Tim Halloran – Wing Chun


Tony Devine – Judo Expert
Neil Adams – World Authority on Judo

Karate & Kickboxing
Ken Gee – 9th Degree Shukokai Karate
Bo Sykes – 7th Degree Kickboxing
David Brown – Ninjutsu
Pat O’Malley – 7th Degree Chief Instructor Rapid Arnis
Security based BTECS
IQ Level 3 Close Protection Operative
BTEC Level 3 Conflict Management
BTEC Level 3 Advanced Award Physical Restraint Practice
BTEC Level 2 SIA Door Supervision
BTEC Level 3 for Deliverers of Physical Intervention Training in the Private Security Industry
BTEC Level 3 Advanced Award in Safe and Effective use of Restraint Equipment
BTEC Level 3 Advanced Award in Emergency Response Belt
BTEC Level 3 Self Defence
Teaching and Coaching BTECS
BTEC Level 3 NVQ in Direct Training and Support
BTEC Level 3 Advanced Award Coaching
BTEC Level 4 Teaching
First Aid
First Aid at Work
NLP and Hypnosis
NLP Master Practitioner
NLP Practitioner
Time Line Therapy Practitioner
Hypnosis Practitioner
Specialist Qualifications
Functional Edge System Advanced Trainer
PDR Coach in Blauer Tactical Systems
Tactical Pistol
NFPS Level 3 Restraint and Breakaway Instructor
Practical Risk Assessment – HCR-20- Kings College
NHS CFSMS CRT Familiarisation Seminar
NHS Protect Seminars Promoting Safer and Therapeutic Services
ICM L3 Delivering Physical Skills
ICM L2 Physical Skills for the Private Security Industry
3 Black Belts and 2 Brown Belts
Safety Pod Trainer
BSC Hons Chemistry

Josh Taylor

Gracie University Black Belt ( 1 of only 2 in Europe )

Josh has trained Gracie Jiu-Jitsu since 2009. He was awarded his Black Belt by Ryron & Rener Gracie in December 2018 and has been a Certified Instructor since 2010.

Francis Robinson Gracie Jiu Jitsu Black Belt

Francis Robinson

Gracie Combative Instructor and GST Instructor

Francis has been a certified instructor since 2011 and can teach the Combatives & Master Cycle Programs. In 2018 Francis attended the GST Level 1 Instructor Course and continues to go out to LA each year for personal development.

In December 2019 Francis was invited to attend the winter black belt test and was subsequently awarded his black belt by Ryon & Rener Gracie.

Functional Edge System

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Gracie Systems

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