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In a celebration of the wedding of Vic and Zara…….

ZARA PHYTHIAN, the Lady Dragon

One of Europe’s most decorated and highly revered female Martial Artists, Zara Phythian, a former 13 times multi-style sports Martial Arts Champion, is now one of the UK’s most exciting talents working in Film, TV, Motion Capture, Music Video and live presentation.


Zara was actually spotted in the USA whilst she was competing and winning 4 US National Belt Titles at one event. She was hired as an actress and returned to the US for an independent Sci Fi movie, where Zara found the ‘actor bug’ and retired from International competition to follow and study a continued career as a unique actress, with the looks of a leading lady and the skills that set her apart.

Zara holds two Guinness World Record titles and is the only Brit to be honoured and presented with the I.K.K hall of fame, amongst the likes of Bruce Lee, Jhoon Ree, Chuck Norris and Ed Parker to name a few.

As well as acting, performing and presenting Zara also finds the time as a successful business woman to run two full time Martial Art academies and business franchise under the Personal Best Academy brand.


Training skills

1996 to Present Day: School of Champions Martial Art & Combat Training

Stunt 360 – European Stunt Training

Former 13 x World Martial Art Champion

Former 2 x World Guinness Record Holder

Full (clean) driving licence

Swimming, Cycling, Stunt Falls/Rolls, Screen Fighting, Stage Combat, Fight Choreography, Kickboxing, Taekwondo, Boxing, MMA, Thai Boxing, Karate, Weaponry, Team Leader, Martial Art Instructor/Coach


Sensei Zara Phythian’s Personal Best Academy is Mansfield’s Premier Family Martial Arts Centre of Excellence and much more than just an ordinary ‘Kick & Punch’ Martial arts School! Internationally recognised as one of the UK’s leading Family Martial Art centres and a National training centre for the Great Britain Martial Art Team (WOMAA – OMAC), the PBA is also the founding home of Sensei Zara’s award winning trade mark Martial Art program – CDK 4 Kids and the unique Adults and Teens Martial Art system – IMAS.


The Personal Best Academy was established as a full-time centre in February 2007, and has now recently re-located premises to 20 Newgate Lane, near the Mansfield Town centre, Nottinghamshire UK. PBA is home to Regional, National, and International & World Champions and is associated with Master VJM’s School of Champions Ass. (Founded in 1988), black belt Inc., BMAA, BMAI, WOMAA and the Oriental Martial Arts College USA.
Call: 01623 656890


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