Sifu Paul started martial arts from the age of 12 in Judo, training under Professor Seiji Morioka (8th Dan) the founder and Head Instructor of the Musokai Assoiciation of Original Japanese Martial Arts. After training into his teens, Sifu Paul was invited to learn Bijutsu by Professor Seiji Morioka which incorporated Ju-jutsu, Kenjutsu/Iaijutsu and Bojutsu leading Sifu Paul to be awarded the rank of Shodan in Kendo and Bujutsu.
During Sifu Paul’s university studies he became involved in Wing Chun Gung Fu, originally studying at Moy Yat’s Kwoon in London and proceeded to train with Sifu Steve Marie before joining the Kamon organisation under Sifu Kevin Chan.
In 1996 Sifu Paul visited Hong Kong and the Philippines where he studied at the Yip Chun Athletic Association in Hong Kong, being trained personally by Grand Master Yip Chun.
Upon returning to the UK Sifu Paul continued to train with Sifu Steve Marie who introduced him to Jeet Kune Do. During this time Sifu Paul had begun attending Guro Dan Inosanto’s seminars in the UK at the Bob Breen Academy while also attending Sifu Rick Faye’s seminars.
In 1997 Sifu Paul begun training with Guro Ralph Jones of the Kent Kali Group.
Over the course of many years Sifu Paul has attended JKD seminars around the world, notably at seminars hosted in London, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Bournemouth, Spain, Germany and the United States.
Sifu Paul has visited Guro Rick Faye’s Minnesota Kali Group, and the Inosanto Academy of Martial Arts in Los Angeles, California, where he has attended Guro Inosanto’s classes and the IAMA Instructors Camp since 2006. Sifu Paul was personally trained by the legendary Guro Inosanto for more than 25 years travelling the globe to attend countless seminars in JKD,Kali & Silat.
Sifu Paul has trained as a private student (along side Guru Ralph Jones) with Grandmaster Danny Guba of the Doce Pares system of Eskrima, Kali, Arns and has been certified by Grandmaster Guba to 3rd Dan.
Sifu Paul was trained personally by Ibu Rita Suwanda, the head of the Mande Muda Pancak Silat Association and has been active in promoting its growth in the UK. Sifu Paul is the instructor authorised by Ibu to teach Mande Muda Pancak Silat in the UK.
Sifu Paul has been training with Sifu Joseph Lee of the Lee Shing Wing Chun Lineage as a closed-door student for almost 20years. & is recognised by one of Sifu Joseph's highest graded Instructors.
Sifu Paul has trained consistently for the last decade in FFIA Wing Chun by Sifu Francis Fong and has gained instructorship & black belt ranking becoming part of Francis Fong Instructors Association and Sifu Fong's London UK Representative & Affiliate.