TRINITY MARTIAL ARTS AND SELF DEFENCE

The Wakes, Theatre Square, Limes Road, Oakengates, Telford, Shropshire, TF2 6EP.


About Us – The People Behind Trinity Martial Arts And Self Defence

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Ed Hodgson is the Chief Instructor here at Trinity Martial Arts And Self Defence, a martial arts and self defence school in the Telford area.

With venues across Telford in Hadley, St.George’s and Oakengates, Ed teaches Kids Kickboxing weekly classes to under-12’s and Freestyle Martial Arts and Self Defence weekly classes to teens and adults.

In addition, Ed is also the Chief Instructor for the delivery of Personal Safety Awareness and Self Defence training courses, at Trinity Self Defence Training.

Passionate about self defence, Ed believes that this is a core life skill that everyone should have some knowledge of.

With nearly 30 years experience in Martial Arts and Self Defence training, Ed brings a level of knowledge and expertise to his classes and courses that nurtures the personal development of students and course delegates of all ages along their martial arts journey and self defence education.

A Black Belt in Kickboxing, Ed has trained in numerous other styles, including Shaolin Lohan Kung Fu and Krav Maga.

Ed also holds a BTEC Level 3 in Advanced Self Defence Instruction and is an Approved Self Defence Trainer with the National Federation of Personal Safety. 

His Self Defence Instructor, Personal Safety Awareness and Situational Awareness training was carried out with ex-SAS British Military personnel. The techniques he teaches are as those used by the British Military, adapted for civilian use.

DBS Enhanced checked, First Aid, Safeguarding, Level 2 Martial Arts Instructor, Covid-Aware Readiness qualified, PL & PI insured.

Outside of his passion for martial arts and self-defence, Ed Hodgson has a professional career as a Civil Engineer.

During his career he has been responsible for the safe operational management and planning of projects and held the role of Behavioural Safety Trainer for several years.

Ed is married with two young daughters, the eldest having already started her martial arts and self-defence journey as a student at Trinity Martial Arts Kids Kickboxing at the age of 4.

Raj Hodgson

Assistant Instructor at:

Raj Hodgson is an Assistant Instructor here at Trinity Martial Arts And Self Defence, a martial arts and self defence school in the Telford area.

With venues across Telford in Hadley, St.George’s and Oakengates, Raj assists with Kids Kickboxing weekly classes to under-12’s.

In addition, Raj carries out an administration role for the delivery of Personal Safety Awareness and Self Defence training courses, at Trinity Self Defence Training.

Ed and Raj Hodgson moved to the Telford area in 2020 with their two young daughters.