Chris discovered the martial arts at an early age and was in awe at the sight of the kicks, high, low, jumping, spinning the sparring pulled me into the wonderful world of Tae Kwon Do, Which by the way I gained my black belt and various trophies./ self-defence for the past 29 years which involved teaching, competing and demonstrating Tae Kwon Do, restraint, and Self defence as per the NFPS Ltd.

Since then I have been a competitive bodybuilder standing on the N.A.B.B.A Mr. Yorkshire/ Mr. North East 2002 and Mr. Britain to name but a few. in 2008 I Joined the Ranks of NFPS Ltd trained Instructors and started teaching SIA (security), self-defence & restraint.

During my time teaching, I became known for my unique teaching style that included NLP, Hypnosis and Quantum Physics and positive thinking.

I come into teaching Defence Lab (DNA,Combat Sports etc) from a different standpoint, I believe in fewer techniques NOT more, and I believe the flashy stuff belongs in the movies. You increase your odds when you decrease the number of things you got to think about, Plus I’m over 40 and mobility changes which mean we have to adapt and not get stuck in other people’s ideas of correct form.

For anyone interested below is a few of my NFPS BTEC qualifications as listed;

BTEC Level 3 NLP Practitioner.

FOCUS/NABBA Fitness Instructor

NFPS Level 3 Accredited Handcuff Instructor.

Diploma In Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy.

NFPS Level 3 Accredited Self-Defence Instructor.

BTEC Level 3 Advanced Award NLP Practitioner.

BTEC Level 3 Advanced Award in Self-Defence Instruction.

NFPS Level 3 Accredited Restraint & Breakaway Instructor.

C&G 1886 Deliverers of Conflict Management trainers’ certificate.

C&G 7303 PTLLS (Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector).

BTEC Level 3 Advanced Award in Safe & Effective Use of Restraint Equipment.

BTEC Level 3 Advanced Award Emergency Response Belt & Emergency Response Cuffs

BTEC Level 3 Advanced Award -Deliverers of Physical Intervention Training in the Private Security Industry.


Chris Donkin

Lead Instructor

Wetherby, Tadcaster, Garforth


 0800 246 5128