Instructors

Mark and Jenny with Sifu Richard Bustillo

Jenny and Mark run the Norwich JKD and Kali Martial Arts Club, and together have over 40 years of experience. They maintain a high standard of instruction and development, including new skills learnt from the many seminars they attend in the tradition of continual development of JKD and Martial Arts in general.

They attend seminars on a regular basis in the UK training under Sifu Richard Bustillo, Andy Gibney, and Grand Master Danny Guba. They also attended seminars with Johan Skalberg and Jeff Espinous.


JENNY THURSTON 3rd Dan DDAC, JKD & KALI

Jenny started training in Norwich in 1994 with Ju Jitsu under the World Ju Jitsu Federation, moving to train under Sifu Terry Nixon in Jan 2001, and becoming an Assistant Instructor in 2002. Full instructor in DDAC JKD from 2004. Jenny joined the Doce Pares Instructors programme under GM Danny Guba and achieved Dan grade in 2005. Regularly Training With Sigung Bustillo since 2005 and joined the Instructors Program for the IMB. Promoted from Apprentice, Associate to Full Instructor 2015.


Jenny Thurston holds the following grades
  • 3rd Degree Black Belt Norwich JKD & Kali
  • 3rd Dan Black Belt Doce Pares under Grand Master Danny Guba
  • 2nd Dan black belt J.K.D, DDAC under Terry Nixon
  • 1st Dan Black Belt Ju Jitsu WJJF
  • Full Instructor IMB Academy under Sigung Richard Bustillo


MARK COUMBE 2nd Dan, JKD, & Kali

Mark started his training in Cornwall in Bushido Ju Jitsu. Moving to Norfolk in 1996, he continued to train in Ju Jitsu under W.J.J.F obtaining a solid grounding in the style. Mark moved to train under Sifu Terry Nixon in Jan 2001, and has been an assistant instructor under Terry Nixon in 2002 and Full instructor in DDAC JKD from 2004. He joined the Doce Pares Instructors programme under GM Danny Guba, and achieved Dan grade. Regularly training with Sigung Bustillo since 2005 and joined the Instructors Program for the IMB. Promoted from Apprentice, Associate to Full Instructor in 2015.


Mark Coumbe holds the following grades
  • 3rd Degree Black Belt Norwich JKD & Kali
  • 2nd Dan Black belt J.K.D, DDAC under Terry Nixon
  • 1st Dan Black Belt Doce Pares under Grand Master Danny Guba
  • 1st Dan black belt Ju Jitsu WJJF
  • Graded in Bushido Ju Jitsu
  • Full Instructor IMB Academy under Sigung Richard Bustillo