Gordon McAdam


Gordon McAdam is the founder of Combat Arts, he has trained all over the world with some of the best martial arts instructors on the planet across a multitude of disciplines including Karate, JKD, Muay Thai, Silat and Kali.

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His core teachers for the last three decades have included Muay Thai icon Master Toddy, JKD legend Dan Inosanto and his heirs Rick Young and Bob Breen, and Silat expert Alvin Guinanao.

Having studied a vast range of martial arts and training methods, he founded Combat Arts in 2011, focusing on three of the most devastating and beautiful martial arts: Thai Boxing, Kali and Pencak Silat.

These arts overlap in their fluidity, effectiveness and beauty, each complementing and enhancing others. Combined, they result in remarkable accelerated learning and skill development: that’s the difference that makes the difference.


In addition to his martial arts qualifications, Gordon is known for his highly personalised teaching approach, helping his student to unlock new abilities faster and more effectively. He also has a BSc (Hons) in Psychology, a Practitioner Licence in NLP and a Licence in 5 Element Acupuncture.