Meet the founder

Ricky Manetta

Our amazing humans will work on their communication skills, building self awareness and confidence to grow and succeed in life.

Ricky grew up in Hackney and was bullied from a young age. After turning his life around through martial arts he was committed to creating a programme to support students that face similar difficulties equipping them with the knowledge, awareness and skills to regulate their emotions and defend themselves. Ricky was working with the UFC for 14 years and was head coordinator working alongside martial artists such as Conor Mcgregor, Khabib Nurmagomedov, Anderson Silva and Randy Couture to name but a few. Ricky runs a successful Anti-Knife and Anti-Bullying “Your words have power campaign” and within the workplace teaching self defence and avoidance & awareness.

  • He has multiple clubs and Instructors affiliated to him, teaching Mma/Self Defence classes across London and the surrounding Counties.
  • He has over 30 years of martial arts experience. He spends his time teaching classes/courses to a wide audience, his belief being that less is more when it comes to the art of confrontation and self defence.
  • He had a best selling self defence iPhone app which reached number one in 12 countries.
  • He is the Self Defence Instructor for some of the largest trade organisations and teaches courses for both the LTDA, (The largest taxi union in the UK with over 10,000 members) and ‘Dial-A-Cab’ formerly one of the largest Black Taxi radio circuits in London.
  • He was the former Head Coordinator for 14 years working worldwide with the UFC the ultimate fighting championship.
  • He heads Security Teams working with the Police looking after the safety and security of high profile events such as the Virgin London Marathon and the 2012 London Olympics.
  • He has had Corporate Classes with companies such as Bank Of England and Nuffield sports clubs etc.
  • He works within schools teaching his Anti-Knife and Anti-Bullying “Your words have power campaign” and within the workplace teaching self defence and avoidance and awareness.
  • He is used for his knowledge in the media, London Tonight News, OK Magazine in the UK and across the Middle East, Evening Standard and many Trade papers across the UK etc.
  • He featured in his own BBC documentary about his life and his passion to help young people with his Humanettiq Campaign.

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