Where we are

K5 Studio: 71 Ashfield Road, London.

Our courses take place even outdoors to train our students to move on different grounds.

Roberto Leo, Director of Special Combat Academy United Kingdom: +44 7899 603972

Who we are

Our regular classes are open to men and women with or without martial arts experience. Instructor courses are available for those who wish to join our team of experts in the field of civil and military training.

Silvio Izzo, Founder "Special Combat Academy"

European and U.S. Strategic Agencies

  • Methodologies and Investigation of Secret Services in the World.
  • Study of Foreign Fighters.
  • Cyberwarfare.
  • OSINT: Investigations with Open Source Intelligence method.

U.S. Agencies DynCorp International – Phoenix Center

  • Elicitation: Interrogation techniques.


  • English
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • Arabic

Current Job

  • Founder “Special Combat Academy”, Martial Arts & Security Training.
  • VIP Close Protection Team Leader.
  • Police / Military Tactics Trainer.

Martial Arts, 1991 – Today

  • Kung fu Shaolin.
  • Judo.
  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
  • Jiu Jistu Self Defense Special Combat Academy Method recognized by Italian Olympic Committee: Founder.
  • M.M.A. – Mixed Martial Arts: Trainer.
  • Ninjutsu: Trainer.
  • Boxe.
  • Muay Thai.
  • Krav Maga: Master, Training in Israel.
  • Krav Maga: Training in U.S.A. with Master David Kahn.
  • Throwing Knives / Axes.


  • Parachuting.  
  • Diving.
  • Driver speedboat.
  • Survival.
  • Tactical Shooting.
  • Sniper.

International Police / Military Training

United States of America - Department of the Navy

  • U.S. Navy Expert Pistol Medal.

Italian Ministry of Interior

  • Steward Security Officer
  • Law Enforcement Training
  • First Aid Training
  • Fire Prevention Training
  • Psychology
  • European Driver License

Certificate of Training San Antonio Police Department – Texas

  • S.W.A.T. Senior Operator.
  • S.W.A.T. Medical Stage.
  • S.W.A.T. Assault Rifle Markmanship.
  • Special Weapons And Tactics - S.W.A.T. Training Program.
  • Tactical Medic.

Tactical Defense Assistant Instructor - New Jersey Transit Police Counter Terrorism Training Center

Gladius Training – U.S. Lieutenant Michael Soden, Prince George County Police

  • Close Quarter Battles
  • Low Light & Weapon Light Tactics
  • TCCC – Tactical Combat Casualty Care

European Parachutist Badge – NATO CAGE CODE AN876

Security Services

  • Close Protection Officer marriage of George Clooney in Luxury Hotels, Venice.
  • Team Leader Security Team for Pakistan VIP family in Luxury Hotels, Rome.  
  • Security Service UEFA meeting, Rome.
  • Security Team Leader Irish Pub, Navona Square - Rome.
  • Close Protection Officer Cast tv VIP Vampires Diaries, Merlin.
  • Maritime Security Team Leader Lago Maggiore “Borromee Islands”. Guests: Royal Family of Monaco, Spain, Norway, England, Elkann.
  • Team Leader armed Close Protection Operators China VIP marriage in Luxury Hotels, Rome.
  • Team Leader Security Luxury Hotels and Cinecittà Studios for “Chanel”.
  • Security Service Première “Spectre” 007.
  • 46° Anniversary Italy – China International Relations, Rome.
  • Security Consulting Antonio Banderas, Rome.
  • Security Consulting Arabic family, Rome.
  • Team Leader Close Protection HoneyWell Managers for meeting with Italian Ministry of Welfare, Rome.
  • Enel Team Leader Security “Formula E” - Vallelunga Racing Valley, Rome.
  • Team Leader Close Protection Arabian VIP International Meeting – Luxury Hotel, Rome.
  • Luxury Hotel Security Officer, Roma.
  • VIP Security Officer Wind Summer Festival, Rome.
  • Team Leader Security Operators, Allianz Group Event in Siena, Italy.
  • Team Leader Security Operators, Muslim League Event in Rome.
  • Security Consulting Head of Muslim League in Rome.
  • Team Leader Security Operators, Formula E in Rome.
  • Team Leader Security Operators, German Academy in Rome.
  • Security Consulting Jennifer Aniston Netflix Production in Portofino, Milan, Como. 
  • Team Leader Security Operators Viatcheslav Moshe Kantor, President of European Jewish Congress.
  • Security Consulting Sheikh Abdallah Bin Bayyah. 

Roberto Leo, Director of Special Combat Academy United Kingdom

Education History

  • Birkbeck University, London Foundation Degree in Performance Dance.
  • Self-Defence Instructor-Ju Jitsu coach.
  • Electronic and Physical Security-Fire Awareness-Health and Safety-Investigations-Key .
  • SIA: SIA Door Supervision license.
  • HABC Level 3: Award in First Aid at Work.
  • Control-Retail-Patrolling-Law-Searching-Terrorism-Customer Care-Drug Awareness-Conflict.
  • Management-Vulnerable Adults, Young People and Children.
  • Qualification as Actor-Performer.


  • English.(Fluent)
  • French.(Intermediate)
  • Spanish.(Good Basic)
  • Italian.(Mother Tongue)

Martial Arts

  • Taekwondo.
  • Kung Fu Shaolin.
  • Muay Thai/Boran.
  • Brazilizn Ju Jitsu.
  • Jiu Jitsu.
  • Boxing.
  • M.M.A.
  • Aikido.

Use of Weapons

  • Iaido/Katori Shinto Ryu(Japanese Katana).
  • Nunchaku.
  • Long/Short Stick/Knife/Sciabola.
  • Handgun.
  • Pistol training. 


  • Horse Riding.
  • Mountain climbing/Alpinism.
  • Archery.
  • Swimming.
  • Running.
  • Volley-ball.
  • Basket.

Security Services

  • Mitie / VSG Security Officer / Ambassador: Meeting and greeting guests-Helping reduce crime and anti-social behaviour (ASB)-Providing reassurance and assistance in dealing with the fear and threat of crime.
  • Facebook Premiere Event.
  • The Shard: General Ambassador - Communicating facility updates as requested by and to senior management and coordinators pertaining to the assigned area.
  • BBC Broadcasting House: Responsible for Health and Safety, including monitoring fire exits.       
  • Liaising with the wider team to provide support for events and high-level security.
  • Secret Cinema/Front of House: Working on large scale events to ensure security and high levels of service consistently - Monitoring crowd control and pre-empting and possible Health and Safety concerns.
  • Stunt trainer for Theatre projects.
Join with Us!

Only members who reflect moral, technical and physical qualities will be able to Join in the "Special Combat International Instructor Group".

"Evolution is a process that will never end"


  • At least 25 years of age.
  • At least 5 years of experience in combat sports or martial arts.
  • For civilians, Certificate of Suitability for firearms handling or Firearms, firearm disarmament techniques cannot be taught without having a basic preparation on how a firearm works.
Pass the "Special Combat Fitness Test" (valid for men and women): 50 push-ups, 8 pull-ups, 100 abdominals, 50 free-body squats.
Overcoming the "Stress Test": At the end of the course, the aspiring Instructor will undergo several exercises under high stress.


The Instructor Course includes 60 hours divided into the following topics 
  • Strangulations and Blockings.
  • Boxing, Muay Thai, MMA.
  • Knife threat: Neck, chest, back, sentry, hips, transport, disarmament on third person.
  • Gun threat: face, chest, back, sentry, hips, transport, disarmament on third person.
  • Knife attack defense.
  • Knife Training.
  • Improvised weapons handling.
  • Baton attack defense.
Included in the course
  • Video of the techniques.
  • Written program of techniques.
  • Diploma Instructor Qualification.

Cost of Instructor Course: 700£, which can be delayed based on personal needs.