The Team

We have an amazing team of coaches, with over 100 years worth of Martial Arts experience between them. Each of our coaches are personally certified by Mike to make sure every class is an amazing learning experience!! We also have a long wealth of coaching experience meaning we are adaptable to all kinds of levels from beginner to advanced.


Guro Mike Krause

Highly motivated and dynamic coach and communicator in the unique field of martial arts, self-defence and personal power. By integrating the ancient training and philosophy of the martial arts with modern state of the art training and thinking he has created the ultimate workout designed to maximise your performance and potential in both physical and mental states.


His unique award winning methods have enthused and motivated more than one hundred thousand people from all walks of life. He has performed and choreographed fight scenes in a wide variety of scenarios including multiple attackers, knife attacks and sword fighting. His explosive and dramatic fight and combat sequences can be seen in several motion pictures and film documentaries.


“Over the last 30 years I have been fortunate to train and learn from some of the world greatest martial artists and personal development specialists, and would like to give thanks to all the Academy members and instructors past and present for their support and for helping me refine my knowledge. Special thanks to my brother Steve for his love, support, training and guidance over the years.”


  • Director and training advisor to Mike Krause Martial Arts Academy.

  • More than 30 years training and teaching experience in the field of martial arts, self-defence, unarmed combat and personal development.

  • Trained extensively in Europe and the U.S.A. in a wide variety of the worlds highest revered and respected martial arts and combat systems.

  • Amongst a few people in Europe to receive 1st degree black belt in Korean Tae kwon-do under the founder, General Choi Hong Hi.

  • Part of the team who Pioneered Tae Kwon – Do throughout Scotland from 1980-1992

  • Belong to the prestigious group of martial artists worldwide with authentic linage to the legendary Bruce Lee.

  • Trained by Guro Dan Inosanto, Bruce Lee’s protégé and director to the Inosanto International Martial Academy Los Angeles.

  • Trained by  Professor Jak Othman in Harimu Berantai Silat

Experience and Expertise

  • Bruce Lees Jeet Kune-Do Jun Fan Gung Fu and Kickboxing

  • Korean Tae Kwon – Do

  • The National Combat Sport of Thailand Muay Thai

  • French Martial Art Boxe Francaise Savate

  • The Warrior Arts of South East Asia. Filipino Kali, Indonesian and Malaysian Silat

  • Fight Choreography filming and stunt work

Credentials and Titles

    • Senior Associate Instructor – Inosanto International Martial Arts Academy

    • lnsstructor under California Association of French Kick-Boxing Savate

Filipino Martial Arts,Lee Jun Fan Gung Fu

  • 4th Degree Black Belt in Korean Tae Kwon Do

  • European Tae Kwon- Do champion 1979-81

  • Master Instructor and International Examiner

  • Ranked White Glove Boxe Francaise Savate

  • Instructor Credential California Association of Boxe Francise Savate and related disciplines

  • Guro/Director of Mike Krause Martial Arts Academy

  • Cognitive Behavioural Training City Minds London

  • Life Coach

  • N.L.P Trainer

  • Disclosure Scotland

  • First Aid Instructor

Teaching Credits

  • Founder Mike Krause Martial Arts Academy Scotland

  • Founding Father of Savate in Scotland

  • Public Seminars and Demos

  • Self Defence courses YWCA, Alfred McAlpine, North Lanarkshire Council, Fettes College, Lloyds Bank
    PWC Audit dept and Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

  • Uganda Thai Boxing Association

  • UK and European Marital Art Seminars

  • Galston United YFC

  • St Peters Reds YFC

  • Tour July 2014 with Valencia F.C Coaching Academy

Filming Credit

  • Sky Movies Hollywood in your home directed by Mark Alderige

    Miramax Fighting Talk

  • Channel 4 Bits

  • BBC Reporting Scotland

  • The Purifiers directed by Richard Jobson


Kevin Young


  • Kids programme co-ordinator

  • Senior Full Kmax Instructor

  • Grade Three Examiner Mike Krause Martial Arts Academy

  • Ranked student Boxe Francaise Savate California Association Green Glove

  • 5th Degree Black Belt Kmax

  • Blue Belt Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Scott Mcveigh – Royce Gracie Jiu Jitsu Scotland

  • Professional MMA Competitor

  • Fight choreography filming and stunt work

  • Disclosure Scotland

  • First Aid Instructor


Ian Douglas

3rd degree black belt KMAX

  • 2nd year associate KMAX instructor

  • 1 year associate Filipino Kali instructor