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Marc MacYoung will be teaching in the UK in October!

Marc MacYoung will be teaching in the UK in October! I highly recommend Marc and anyone who wants their training and teaching to address the realties of violence needs to get to this course. I think you would be hard pressed to think of anyone who has done as much, for as long, for ensuring self-defence is approached realistically as Marc. I’m helping with the organisation and if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me ( The chief organiser is Mick Franklin and you can find more details from him below:

Message from Mick Franklin:


My name is Mick Franklin, I am a 2nd Dan in Kyokushin Karate but today I am writing to you as a representative of Conflict Communications. I wish to make you aware of our upcoming course on De-escalation. This 1 day course will be conducted by internationally acclaimed Marc MacYoung, a man who has lived and worked on the sharp end of life dealing with violent and aggressive people, but more importantly was able to attain and master the skills to defuse potentially violent situations, and then successfully pass those skills on to martial artists, hospital and police staff all around the world.
This course really is one of a kind. Rather than just being an "aggression management" course you will learn the source of all conflicts and more importantly what to do about them. The skills you will learn are not just useful for preventing violent attacks, but will also greatly benefit the way you interact with people in all situations, including at work and in your personal relationships. Your martial arts techniques may be superb but can you recognise when someone really intends to hurt you? Can you defuse a violent individual? Do you have the skills to explain to the police and courts what steps you took to avoid it becoming physical, and explain, in a legal sense, why you did what you had to do?

Course Dates: October the 29th for De-escalation (9am to 5 pm), October the 30th for the Body Mechanics in Martial Arts course (9am to 5 pm)

Course Costs: £40 for 1 day only, or £70 for both days

Location: 19 Arthur Street, Edinburgh, EH6 5DA

Duration: 8 hours each day

Bonus workshop: there is also a Knife Defense workshop running on October the 28th, which is £20 for 4 hours (6pm to 10pm)

If you would like some further insight in to Mr MacYoung's training you should begin with his website, I think you will be impressed:

I have also included a brochure of the De-escalation Course for you below.

Kind regards,

Mick Franklin

P.S. Marc MacYoung will be running a course on Body Mechanics in Martial Arts on the day after the De-escalation Course. This course will show you how to generate more power from your techniques (regardless of your style) and to apply a critical eye to why a technique works or doesn't work, as well as making students aware of important elements that are currently missing from the way bunkai and kata is taught in most schools. I can honestly say, however, that despite my 10 years of full contact Kyokushin Karate I have learned a lot from Marc in a very short time about good technique and generating power.


You can also contact Iain Abernethy about this course: / 01900829406