Gary Stringer is an Executive Board Member of the Kodo Butoku Remnei (Old Ways Martial Virtues Federation), he is an International Instructor for The World Street Combat Systems Organisation and a member of the World Association of Martial Arts Masters.
He is a member of the World Sokeship Council - Seishinryoku Kai
Stringer Soke has been involved with the martial arts for over fifty years and has trained with some of the world’s most famous martial artists and appeared in martial arts magazines. When interviewed by the then editor of 'Combat' magazine, Bey Logan, he was dubbed "one of the Uk's most effective martial artists."
Whilst serving as a Police Officer he provided training to the Tactical Firearms Unit of Derbyshire Constabulary. Gary is an internationally recognised instructor who teaches all over Europe and the rest of the world for various martial arts organisations.
He is a recognised expert in the fields of Personal Safety Awareness and trained as a Personal Safety Trainer / Advisor for the Suzy Lamplugh Trust. He also ran the highly successful 'Hands Off!' Personal Safety Initiative whilst serving as a Police Officer with Derbyshire Constabulary, he was commended by the Chief Constable for this work and was also recognised by The Safer Cities Partnership. He has also provided Personal Defensive Tactics Training to several of the Midlands major employers including Rolls Royce, Benefits Agency Staff, Derby City Council and has also trained Security Staff at the Derbyshire Royal Infirmary as well as at many other firms and locations in the UK