Instructors

Faisal Mian
  • Enhanced DBS Check
  • First Aid
  • Child Safeguarding & Protection

Location: North London

Faisal is a 6th Generation student of Traditional Wu Shi Tai Ji Quan (Wu Style Tai Chi), training since 1995, and teaching since 2004.
He is an apprentice (tudi) to Michael W. Acton, a 5th generation indoor student of Grandmaster Li Liqun of Shanghai.
He has trained in both slow and fast unarmed forms, Jian (double edged straight sword), Dao (single edged broadsword/sabre) and Spear.
Prior to discovering Taiji Quan, he fenced Sabre for 5 years.
Faisal has worked with actors and fight directors, dancers, musicians, martial artists and stuntpersons, teaching martial technique, self defence, postural correction and therapeutic Qigong.

He is a senior instructor with the Wu Shi Taijiquan & Qigong Association, and partner in a private therapeutic clinic in north London. He also teaches in universities, schools, health centres, community centres, seminars and conventions.
He is a fully qualified physical therapist, anatomist, personal trainer and gym instructor, and has additionally been working with children for over 25years.

1. What made you start training with the Silver Sabres?

"We couldn't find anyone that fought with LED Sabres the way we wanted to, so we started our own Academy."

2. What was your first Star Wars experience?

"Watching Episode IV on the telly at Christmas, but it wasn't until 'The Empire Strikes Back' took us to Dagobah to meet Yoda, that i really fell in love with the saga."

3. Who would narrate your life story?

"Probably a small child with a slight lisp."

4. The best piece of advice you have been given?

"Gosh. So many. Probably the best is: 'Just get on with it', from my big sister"

5. What does the Silver Sabres mean to you?

"Freedom, Exploration, Study, Fun, Truth."

6. Who is your role model and why?

"I've been lucky to meet so many people who inspire me.
I learn more from my students than they will ever realise!"

7. What is you favourite part of the Silver Sabres experience?

"Victory achieved through correct technique."

8. Jedi, Sith or Grey and why?

"Grey, always.
I love the Jedi, I love what they stand for, but I think they're wrong about the way they do it.
Anakin and Padme should have been allowed to get married, and Mace Windu should have babysat on tuesday nights.
Simple!"

Nick Musson

Nick has been training in Martial Arts since 1980.
Having first trained in several traditional Eastern and Western Martial Arts, both armed and unarmed, he then went on to exclusively study and teach European Sword Arts, which then led him to forming and running his own organisation 'The Free Fighters Guild'.
He taught western sword play and weapons combat in both a full and part-time capacity for over fifteen years.

It was during this time that Nick re-interpreted what is arguably at least a 500 year old method of understanding combat techniques and principles, via the application of Geometric Principles to the weapons being used. This led Nick to formalising and developing a Geometric based Combat system Called 'The Eight Spheres Geometry of Combat'.

As well as teaching a range of different weapons' disciplines, Nick has also given fight performances and displays for a number of high profile national organisations, and of course, he is also a huge fan of the Star Wars films and the lightsaber!

1. What made you start training with the Silver Sabres?

"The opportunity to fight with, and Teach 'Swordplay', with Lightsabers."

2. What was your first Star Wars experience?

"Star Wars/Empire Strikes Back Double Bill showing, at the ABC cinema in Coventry back in 1980. We went for my younger brothers' 6th Birthday treat (yes that's you Brother Paul). Seeing those movies lit a bush Fire through an already overactive imagination. The Fire is still burning!"

3. Who would narrate your life story?

"Me, cus only I know the Truth of me!"

4. The best piece of advice you have been given?

"Never eat yellow snow."

5. What does the Silver Sabres mean to you?

"Freedom."

6. Who is your role model and why?

"Bruce Lee. Nuff said."

7. What is you favourite part of the Silver Sabres experience?

"All of it: Teaching, Fighting, Performing, Dressing up, dressing down. Meeting great people."

8. Jedi, Sith or Grey and why?

"All three, cus I can!"

Marco Paolo Cuomo

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Mark Corcoran

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Paul Bowden

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Melissa Drewry

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