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Andy Manwaring Defence4 Founder

Andy has been a trainer in the Military and Security Sector, a College Lecturer in Health & Social care and currently holds an 8th Dan in the martial art of Ju-Jitsu.

He has been a Consultant on Self Defence and Physical Intervention, developing techniques and risk assessing them for National Accreditation (with BILD), for organisations such as; the NHS, Local Government, G4S children’s services, plus other National Training providers. Also teaching and developing techniques for Police Defence Tactics trainers, Police Close Protection & Armed Response trainers and Police Special Operations (Counter Terrorist) trainers.

Andy Manwaring, the founder of Defence4, has over 32 years of experience in Martial Arts, having trained and taught all over the world, he has worked in the Security Industry, as a Door Supervisor, Close Protection team leader and trainer, a College Lecturer and worked for a National Awarding Organisation, developing National Qualifications, Training Trainers and responsible for regional Quality Assurance. Andy is the CEO of Affiniti Training, our training company, which is registered with the UK Register of Learning Providers (UKRLP) and the Skills Funding Agency (SFA).

He is a trainer of; First Aid, Health and Safety, Personal Safety, Self Defence, Breakaway, Physical Intervention, Manual Handling, Moving & Handling of people, Medication, Fire Safety and Teaching Training.


The Founder