Graham Leigh

I was born and bred in Southampton and currently live in Sherfield English near Romsey. I spent 40 years working in the Corporate environment in IT, both nationally and internationally for organisations such as Warner Lambert, Pfizer and Aviva. Following retirement I spent 3 years working in passenger security for the cruise industry in Southampton Docks. This has given me not only a valuable insight into customer service but also in dealing with potential conflict situations (Try telling someone that has just spent 3 hours stuck in a traffic jam that you need to search their luggage).

I started my martial arts training in 1971, at the age of 18, after being the victim of an unprovoked violent assault. I realised then that I had to take responsibility for my own personal safety. I am by no means a natural athlete myself so I have empathy with anyone who has problems with the techniques being taught and I have the experience to adapt the technique to fir the individual. I have also been fortunate enough to have trained, competed and graded in Japan.

  • Black Belt 2nd Dan Wado-Kai Karate (Japanese Karate Federation )
  • Selected and competed for England Wado-Kai
  • Goshin Jutsu Black Belt 4th Dan
  • Trained in but not graded Krav Maga, Wing Chun and Brazilian JU Jitsu
  • Btec level 3 Self Defence Instructor
  • Btec Level 3 Conflict Management Trainer
  • Self Defence Federation Senior Instructor
  • National Federation for Personal Safety (NFPS) Level 3 Self Defence Instructor
  • National Federation for Personal Safety (NFPS) Level 3 Conflict Management Trainer
  • Rapid Response level 1 Edged Weapons Awareness Instructor
  • CPD courses in Breakaway & Disengagement and Conflict Management
  • 1st4Sport Level 2 certificate for coaching sport
  • CPD certified Child Protection in Sport
  • CPD certified Equality & Diversity and Safeguarding young people
  • Emergency First Aid Certificate
  • Enhance DBS (registered with online update service)
  • £5million public liability insurance
Jamie Jewell

Jamie is Head Coach for TKW Karate. He is a JKF 5th Dan black belt and has a wealth of experience both as a competitor and coach in Wado Kai Karate. He has represented England as well as coaching a number of Karate athletes to International level. Jamie is one of the few instructors in the UK with an examiners licence from the Japanese Karate Federation which is a rare honour outside of Japan. TKW Karate has its own full time dojo in Totton which Safeguard Self Defence are able to hire in order to run courses (

In addition to his traditional Karate experience Jamie has trained in a number of other Martial Arts including Wing Chun, Judo, BJJ and Mixed Martial Arts. Jamie has also taught Rugby within the Totton community for local schools and clubs. Jamie is a qualified Safeguard instructor and is fully insured, first aid qualified and DBS checked