Company Details

Mission & Vision
Our People

        - Edwin Edelstein
        - Prof. Marc Kahn
        - Dr Jessica Cross





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Company Details
STATEVECTOR LTD t/a Martial Art Education

Registered Address:
Suite 418
22 Notting Hill Gate
London W11 3JE


email: info@martialarteducation.org

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Mission and Vision


Traditionally, the emperors of China and Japan actively sought out the highest quality martial arts instructors and trained diligently. From our perspective an emperor with armies and personal guards at his disposal had, or so it appears, little need for such training so, and at first glance this may seem a strange preoccupation. However, traditionally martial arts is understood to use combat as an arena to explore and deepen one's understanding of reality- not primarily as a method of fighting.

Emperors did not need to know how to fight but this deeper knowledge of reality, contributed to an enlightened administration and a safe, prosperous realm. Training eventually formed part of the royal curriculum, as the physical expression of the underlying philosophies used to describe reality.

As such, MAE is the modern successor to the martial art school in the tradition of Yang Lu Chan (personal tutor to the emperor of China) and Yagyū Munenori (fencing instructor to the Shogun).

MAE, through the medium of martial arts kindles and fans a burning desire for knowledge and self cultivation, for the benefit of the practitioner, society and the world.



M.A.E's mission is to provide the highest quality martial art training as an effective method of physical, mental, social and emotional education for the benefit to the practitioner and society. Our focus is on children and youth to develop an enthusiastic attitude to physical exercise and martial arts as a gateway for a lifetime of mindful, physical culture and spiritual enquiry.

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Our People


J CrossEdwin Edelstein (BCom LLB)
Founder & Principle Instructor

Edwin has been practising and instructing martial arts for over 30 years. He has experience working with adults and children and has worked in close association with psychologists and social workers in South Africa to develop skill and esteem through martial arts training. Edwin is the principle instructor for MAE and teaches over 300 children a week, in schools, group classes and privately to the children of high profile individuals.

Edwin has worked in the legal field as an advisor for a small family holding company and for the DTI, but has always pursued his true passion - teaching and studying martial arts.

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J CrossProfessor Marc Kahn (DProf)
Strategic Advisor & Liaison Officer

Marc has practiced martial arts for over 35 years. He holds a 4th Degree Black in the art of Fanchento Kung Fu, a 4th Dan Black Belt in Goshin Ryu Ju Jutsu and is a registered Chief Instructor with the South African Fanchento Kung Fu Federation.

Marc is a qualified Hatha Yoga Teacher in the Vinyasa Method, and has practiced various forms of Chi Kung since 1993. He has also studied Taoist practice including Tai Chi Chi Kung and Iron Shirt Chi Kung under Master Mantak Chia in Thailand (1994).

Marc is a visiting professor at Middlesex University (UK) and is a Chartered Business Coach with the Worldwide Association of Business Coaches. He is a registered clinical psychologist, and is Global Head of Human Resources and Organisational Development at Investec Bank.

Marc has worked closely with international business leaders. He lectures at various business schools and institutions in the fields of executive coaching, organisational culture and leadership and has recently authored the definitive text book on business coaching- "Coaching on the Axis Working with Complexity in Business and Executive Coaching" published by Karnac Books.

b TEDX- Ordinary peiople- Extraordinary performance here
b  the difficulty women face in the corporate workplace here
b how hiring should be done to get the best talent in an organisations here
b  lecturing at Sydney University on business coaching
b mental illness in the work place here

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J CrossDr Jessica Cross (PhD)
Company Secretary

Jessica was the founder and CEO of the VM Group (formerly Virtual Metals), which she formed in 1994. Jessica was a regular columnist for the Nikkei Research Institute for Industry and Markets Gold Report published in Japanese in Tokyo, and has presented numerous papers at international conferences and is widely recognised for her economics expertise.

Jessica now lives on Scotland Farm pursues her interest in healthy and sustainable living with her interest in MAE and South Down Duvets.

Jessica holds Honours B.Sc. degrees from the Witwatersrand and South Africa Universities and a Ph.D. in Mineral Resources Engineering from Nottingham University UK.

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We are always looking for high quality martial artists with a passion for teaching children.Applicants will need to undergo a period of intense training and and accept a period of probation.

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