Violent crime is a fact of life. We are always shocked by the terrible stories in the media and constantly reminded of the physical and emotional trauma suffered by victims. By acknowledging the risk and taking responsibility for your personal safety, you can reduce the chances of becoming another statistic. Taking the right kind of self protection / combatives class is definitely a step in the right direction!
A good class should incorporate, apart from effective technique, elements of stress, awareness, pressure, aggression, disorientation, and fatigue.
Classes are conducted at a venue of your choosing such as your home, office or gym. We generally prefer not to train in public places such as parks although depending on the content of a particular session it can be accommodated. We can also arrange for a venue on your behalf (at additional cost).
Individual: £55 per hour*. Each additional person: £20 per hour*
Maximum of 4 students per private class *prices subject to confirmation
We run private courses for businesses who wish to invest in their staff, or for groups of family or friends.
We have “off the shelf” courses of between 4 and 20 sessions that will provide you with very specific skills (depending on your availability and requirements). We also have modular “add-ons” from 3-4 sessions for trainees that only start off with a short course.
A sample 4-session programme will focus on your core striking tools combined with some pressure drills and simple self defence techniques. Although a mini course in itself it is only an introduction. A 15-20 session programme will progressively build from the core striking module into essential weapon defences such as against knives, sticks and guns, with increased stress and pressure drills once the techniques have been mastered.
These courses also deal with multiple attackers, unarmed fighting development, defending and fighting from the ground and other relevant combatives components. Classes are always enjoyable yet physically challenging.
Sessions are designed to the ability of the trainees however it should be understood that the idea is for you to achieve a good level of fighting profiency in order to be able to adequately defend yourself, so expect to sweat and expect to exert yourself!
There is a fundamental difference between knowing something and understanding something. Once techniques are familiar you will then practice them in various simulated pressure situations, so that if the need ever arises you will be able to react decisively and aggressively, applying the techniques correctly in various attack scenarios to sufficiently reduce the attackers ability to attack, allowing you to safely extricate yourself.
In addition to the physical skills, certain aspects of awareness and attack recognition are covered as an integral part of the course. Understanding the problems you may face and planning your daily routines can help you avoid most types of attacks. For information and tactics regarding personal safety and awareness, check out our book Keeping Safe in a Dangerous Place.
Please contact us so that we can discuss your requirements and provide you with a bespoke proposal. All enquiries in the strictest confidence.
We periodically run more advanced mini-courses for graduates of our programmes, enabling you to advance your skills if you wish. Alternatively you may wish to arrange some private lessons to refresh those skills.
Please contact us for more information.