About Lifestyle Martial Arts

When Lifestyle Martial Arts was formed in April 2009  Steve and Louise Penistone wanted to bring a form of training that would keep anyone healthy and fit throughout their life.  Its a Lifestyle Martial Arts was born.



 CHIEF INSTRUCTOR - Steve Penistone

Steve is a 5th Dan and Chief Instructor of L.M.A registered with the British Combat Association. 

Steve has trained in many different styles of Martial Arts including Judo, Ju Jitsu, Muay Thai, Karate, Kickboxing, Taekwondo,Street Defence Combat (SDF) and Amateur Boxing.

Steve currently trains in Combat kickboxing on a weekly basis at the British Combat Academy with BCA Chief Instructor Peter Consterdine 9thDan. Steve has recently passed the Self Defence Instructor Certificate under Peter Consterdine.

He has also trained with some of the best instructors in the world such as Benny the Jet Urquidez(Undefeated World Kickboxing Champion), Dave Turton (8thDanSelf Defence Federation Head), Phil Glover(European Kickboxing Champion), KevinO'Hagan (6thDan Ju Jitsu, Author and Renowned Self Defence Expert),Alan Charlton (Knife Defence Expert and Head of Self Protection Association),Master Ian Lennox (7thDan TKD and BTCB Technical Director), Master John Darcy (6thDan TKD and European Director AIMAA),


SENIOR INSTRUCTOR - Louise Penistone

Louise holds a 4TH Dan in Combat Kickboxing and 2nd Dan in WTF Taekwondo and is a registered instructor with the British Combat Association.

She has successfully competed in Full Contact WTF Taekwondo and Semi Contact Kickboxing. She is a talented kicker and powerful boxer who is able to hold her own against most men. Training 6 days a week, Louise is dedicated to Lifestyle Martial arts and keeps fit with additional running and weight training.

Louise is currently training weekly with Peter Consterdine, 9th Dan Blackbelt in Karate & Chief instructor of British Combat Association (world leader in Self Protection) and Brian Seabright 7th Dan Shotokan Karate expert to adapt her skills to other forms and ways to achieve best results for her own development and training so that the styles of the B.C.A can be interlinked into the Lifestyle Martial Arts systems and training.

Louise has recently passed the Self Defence Instructor certificate with the World Combat Association and Peter Consterdine.

Louise has also trained with some of the top instructors in the world such as Geoff Thompson (BAFTA winner and best selling writer and one of the leading Martial Artists of our time), Benny the Jet Urquidez(Undefeated World Kickboxing Champion), Master Ian Lennox (7th Dan TKD and BTCB Technical Director).