Corporate and community events from Modern Samurai martial arts Chepstow. Matt Stait

To book a talk, workshop, or event please contact us for information.

Corporate, community, schools and events

Schools and community groups

We have been going into schools nationally delivering workshops and lessons for many years and offer talks and presentations on a number of relevant topics: 
  • Martial arts and self defence workshops
  • After school clubs
  • Anti-bullying
  • Online safety
  • Social media awareness
  • Confidence building
  • Communication and peer pressure 
  • Life goals

Corporate and business

Are you looking  for a presentation, workshop or talk that is outside of the norm and has a real WOW! factor? Due to our history and expert knowledge we are extremely well placed to offer presentations and physical classes on a number of topics:
  • Martial arts and self defence workshops
  • Physical intervention
  • Control & restraint
  • Conflict management
  • Personal safety
  • Using martial arts disciplines for business
  • Online safety and social media awareness
  • Confident communication
  • Overcoming the fear mindset

Community events

We are proud to be a part of our local communities and work hard to bring positive experiences to your events:
  • Demonstrations
  • Workshops
  • Stalls
  • Taster sessions
  • Talks


As an accomplished speaker and subject matter expert Matt regularly speaks on stages ranging from business and marketing conferences and summits through to all of the UK's biggest martial arts events. Matt has also guested on over 250 podcasts globally, appeared on national television, and written for multiple publications. Some of the topics covered:
  • Confidence
  • Overcoming fear
  • Marketing & personal branding
  • Social media
  • Bringing the martial arts into everyday life
  • Self-belief

About Matt Stait
Matt was a skinny kid with asthma who was bullied and left school with no qualifications. As a teenager Matt was diagnosed with PTSD and lost his Father to suicide. He turned to alcohol, partying, and drugs before finding martial arts which he states as the key thing in turning his life around.
Matt has gone on to achieve multiple black belts and instructor licenses, achieved gold, silver, and bronze world championship medals, been inducted into the UK martial arts hall of fame and been recognised with an outstanding achievement award by the Budo federation. He now runs his own successful martial arts club.

He spent years as a bouncer and bodyguard before moving into management and eventually becoming a  trainer for the security industry and corporate trainer in physical intervention and conflict management.

He has written several books and been academically published, appeared on over 250 podcasts globally and regularly speaks onstage at events and conferences and is recognised as an expert in his field.
Matt wrote the schools self-defence programme for the charity Stand Against violence that he delivered to schools nationally for over a decade.

He now has several online courses available:
runs a social media consulting business:
and is the co-organiser of the annual Festival of Martial Arts 2023:

During lockdown he decided to take positive action by completing a full-time master's degree and now lectures part-time at University and is about to embark on his PhD study.
Matt believes that we should all challenge ourselves to be the best we can be and feels incredibly privileged to be able to pass that ethos to others through his martial arts teachings. 

Corporate and community events from Modern Samurai martial arts Chepstow. Matt Stait