About Dr Phillips

Mark brings a unique mix of experience to the leadership of our academy that is reflected in our practical approach to self defence. His experience as Criminal Psychologist and Security Consultant makes him unique in his teaching approach.

Dr Mark Phillips is an expert in violent behaviour. A full time professional martial arts, self defence instructor and security consultant.

There simply isn’t anyone else in the UK who has Dr Phillips complete skillset encompassing his vast knowledge of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (3rd degree black belt), Judo (brown belt), Sanda Kickboxing, Wing Chun (35 years experience). In addition to offender profiling, knowledge of violence, and the psychology of criminal behaviour. He believes that there is a difference between learning a martial art and knowing how to defend yourself. He teaches practically. Wherever possible, he focuses on the student’s mindset, security awareness and the psychology of people and violence, and importantly how to apply the martial art’s techniques to modern day real life situations.

"I believe that being truly prepared for self defence means being able to fight anywhere at anytime. On your feet, on the ground, you don't get to choose your fight."

Although he started Judo in 1984 he eventually stopped for some years only to return in 2003. With a new ignited passion for grappling he earned his Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu 2013. Awarded by Professor Marc Walder (4th Degree) who he began training with in 2006.

As well as holding a PHD in Criminal Psychology from the University of Liverpool, he has taught martial arts, self protection, and criminal psychology in over 20 major cities in the world. Countries including The United States, Hong Kong, China, and South Korea have been privy to his vast experience. He is now the Head Instructor at Origin's Brazilian Jiu Jitsu team in North London.

“I teach holistically, addressing the needs for learning a martial art and the psychological preparation for applying it. My approach is based on being a creative fighter.”

Dr Mark Phillips opened the Academy in 2003, which was one of the first full time martial arts schools in London. The Academy was the first place to offer a range of martial arts combined with functional fitness training. Now, many schools across the country model their teaching structure on what he pioneered at The Academy.

Dr Phillips is known for his 'thinking outside the box' approach to fighting, having trained and worked with many amateur and professional mixed martial arts competitors and boxers. He coaches creative patterns for striking to a high level, which when combined with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu makes a formidable Mix Martial Arts team. He now currently presents Fight Science TV a popular YouTube with nearly one million followers worldwide.

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Origin BJJ - N22 Academy

2nd Floor Cypress House

2 Coburg Road

Wood Green

London N22 6UJ

Opening Times

4.30pm to 10pm | MONDAY
6.30pm to 10pm | TUESDAY
6.30pm to 10pm | WEDNESDAY
5.30pm to 10pm | THURSDAY
6.00pm to 9.30pm | FRIDAY
9.30am to 3.30pm | SATURDAY
9.30am to 3.30am | SUNDAY

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