Half term school holiday’s in Essex

Its half term school holiday’s in Essex – Have you noticed how many people walk with mobile phones in their hand? My self defence training covers practical and theory skills, learn mobile phones safety tips help reduce intent of an attack mugging. Please don’t walk down the street with your mobile phone in your hand! Recently there have been a number of local incidents targeting mobile phones.  What to do with your mobile phone. From a personal safety point of […]

Importance of learning self defence in Essex

We don’t have to look far these days to read or hear about a wide variety of attacks. Over the last few years or so since I started teaching self defence, maybe my listening has become more selective to these situations, but I’m sure hardly a week goes by without being notified by social media of an unprovoked physical attack. A couple of weeks ago there was an article regarding an attempt to grab a schoolgirl in Chelmsford on her […]

What’s the school of thought for self defence in schools?

What’s the school of thought for self defence in schools? – Should our Schools, Colleges and Universities offer Self defence classes? There have been a fair amount of discussions in both local and national media recently about schools including self defence sessions in the day or as an after school club. Combat Academy Chelmsford works with schools and universities across London and Essex delivering one-off, 1 to 3 hour sessions or a programme of group training sessions (normally in blocks […]

Mental Health Awareness Week.

Please be aware – Monday 14th May 2018 sees the start of Mental Health Awareness Week. Define Stress ….. the degree to which you feel #overwhelmed or unable to cope from a result of pressures that are unmanageable. Millions of people are affected with mental heath issues. Mental health is just as important as physical health. Please support #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek Let’s end the stigma and raise the issue of Mental Health. Thanks Richard Self Defence Instructor.

Why are we not teaching this essential skill?

Personal Safety and Self Defence is an Important Life Skill I teach the ability to defend yourself, it’s fun and extremely effective. Are you involved in Education – Teacher, Technician, Lecturer, Tutor, House Master/Mistress, Director or Governor? Are you are parent with a child in year 5 or above, involved in the PTA or a Youth club organiser? I work with and run classes for primary, secondary schools and further education. Classes cover theoretical and practical sessions. Combat Academy Chelmsford […]

Self Defence for London and Essex Classrooms

London and Essex Classes for our Students in Self Defence Combat Academy Chelmsford self defence training will benefit pupils, students, tutors and staff. The classes, structured for 10 year olds and above, help develop confidence, respect and self esteem as well as fitness. The training covers both theory and practical techniques. Our children grow up fast; personal safety and self defence are important life skills that everyone should know. Year 6 This is often the year when pupils start to […]

2018 – Are you making a New Years Resolution?

SDF Essex wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, have fun and stay safe over this festive period. #NewYearsResolution It’s that time of year again, it seems to be coming around far quicker each year, some of us will be thinking about making our 2018 New Year resolutions in the next few weeks. A New Year’s Resolution is a promise a person makes for the New Year. Regardless of what resolution you choose, the goal is to […]

What are the benefits of my self defence classes in Essex?

There are many, and each student will find something different for them out of the Self defence training classes. In this respect I detail below six brief areas that my training can help with: Confidence Confidence is not something that can be learned like a set of rules; confidence is a state of mind. Learning a life skill like self defence and overcoming emotions and fears when training help to empower students. Learning an automatic response in a potentially frightening […]

Attitude and Life skills – Self Defence and Confidence

I consider myself as having a positive “can do” attitude and really lucky that I have been introduced to some interesting books that help develop individuals. In addition I have also listened to and occasionally met some inspirational speakers from around the world. I’m a firm believer that ‘we are where we are based on our decisions’ and ‘we make our own luck’. My career background is somewhat different to my self defence business where I run classes in and […]