Self Defence with SDF Essex, classes in Brentwood, Great Baddow Chelmsford and Rayleigh.
Please call for availability on our Half Day outdoor Beginners self defence classes in Brentwood and Great Baddow Chelmsford, these sessions need to be booked and confirmed in advance. 07798 628 207.
Parent and Child self defence taster class in Billericay, Chelmsford and Rayleigh TBC, please phone me for details.
Text or phone Richard on 07798 628207
Have you been looking to learn self defence martial arts, for yourself or someone you know? Not sure where to start, have a look at the testimonial page on this website and or contact Richard to find out more and have a chat.
All classes cover personal safety and self defence both theory and practical techniques that are very effective, beneficial and fun.
Individuals and Groups both adults and children attending the self defence training will learn how to avoid FREEZING in an attack situation, to help with fitness, building confidence and self esteem.
Thanks for your interest, self defence classes for beginners’ teaching skills for adults, teenagers and youths, with venues in Brentwood and Chelmsford.
SDF Essex – Beginners self defence classes
Beginners’ classes are only £25.00.
…… “I wanted my teenage children, to meet new people and try a new activity. I was recommended that they try Richard’s classes my children decided to “give it a go”. They both really enjoy going with the bonus that this activity can be used towards their Duke of Edinburgh award. As a parent I now feel that they are getting fit, meeting new people and having the bonus of keeping themselves safe.”
Parent of Teenage Children
…… “From my experience it’s not until something happens to you that you realise that you should have done something about it before it actually happens… Since attending these classes with Richard my life is back on track, my confidence is back I rarely suffer from anxiety and I have found something that I really enjoy doing. I strongly recommend that whoever reads this takes action and attends these classes you never know what is round the corner!”
Mr R an Essex Student
Self defence training what is included
The Beginners class cover theory personal safety, reasonable force and compliance, plus practical training including standing and floor based techniques.
Weekly weekend training venues in Brentwood and Great Baddow Chelmsford are outdoors, however, there are some indoor venues for group one off activities in Rayleigh and Brentwood.
SDF Essex classes are, positive, encouraging, challenging and always friendly & welcoming, self defence is an important life skill.
What are your next steps.
Contact Richard the Instructor of SDF Essex for more information and a chat. (please see the testimonial page / Review)
Students (Women, Men & Youths) attending training all have mixed abilities, strength, fitness, confidence levels and self esteem. Learning self defence techniques helps build on these abilities, and you are sure to make new friends.
All training sessions are great fun. The techniques do not rely on strength. Generally people have heard of Fight & Flight in a confrontational situation. The brain can ‘Freeze’ in an attack, but the training will help you develop a learned response to an attack, including various techniques including using your voice.
Once completed the Beginners’ class.
Students can attend as and when the Essex-based weekend training in Brentwood and Great Baddow Chelmsford, this is on a pay as you go basis. There are plans for other Essex venues to open such as Billericay, Rayleigh, Ongar and Upminster.
Training sessions run weekly for adults, youths and families to learn various techniques in response to different types of attack. Sessions also include anti-bullying and knife defence skills.
Students will develop a broad based theoretical and practical knowledge of self defence and personal safety.
Essex self defence group activities
Group taster sessions in Essex can be run on a one-off or multi session basis for women’s groups, sports teams, corporate team building events, schools, colleges & universities, as well as Hen parties.
Parent and Child 2 hour taster sessions in school holidays in Brentwood, Chelmsford and Rayleigh, ideal for children in school years 6 and 7, where children start to have a little more independence.
Learning reality based self defence is a vital life skill, its not a sport.
I don’t teach students to fight, I teach the ability to avoid getting hurt, you don’t have to hurt the attacker, you just have to stop the attacker hurting you.
Any questions please ask.
SDF Essex – Self Defence Personal Safety Tip 1
Calling for “help” if you are in a vulnerable situation is very important, however, being very specific with your instruction will be far more effective.
Obviously I hope this never happens, but if you need to raise an alarm shouting out “help help help” creates awareness, which may deter the attacker, but the public are less informed and there is no urgent focus on who should help you.
Be specific i.e. “Man in the blue jumper, can you please phone the police this person is attacking me.”
Alternatively, “Lady in the Red top please phone the police now, he is attacking me.”
The public are less likely to think “Are they messing about” and hopefully help.
The first stance taught is passive, non aggressive and in any language it identifies as calm down.
CCTV is only visual not audio so your stance gives an immediate opinion to public and CCTV of the perception of what is happing.
SDF Essex – Self Defence Personal Safety Tip 2
Please don’t walk down the street with a mobile phone in your hand!
In the theory section of my classes I cover putting mobile phones away, out of sight.
Mobile phone technology is important and gives us access to many aspects of our life, both business and social. Removing the phone from being on show reduces the focus and possible intent of an attack/ mugging.
If we are walking down the street to / from work, meeting a friend, shopping, going to/from school etc. and have our phone out texting or updating social media we are not concentrating on the roads, traffic, surroundings or people.
There are several safety issues about walking down the street with a phone in your hand; potential theft / accident crossing the road etc.
Consider this; whatever phone you have, would you walk down the road with the cash value of your phone in your hand?
If you need to text, stop walking, put your back against a wall, deal with the text / call then securely replace mobile in a bag or pocket and continue whatever you were doing.
Contact Richard now to find out more
Please contact Richard for further information and / or to book a Beginners’ self defence session, parent and child taster class, corporate, team building activity, group or organisation event.
Telephone: 07798 628 207