Self Defence with SDF Essex

Do you have to be fit to attend a class? No, what you bring to the table we can work with. Will I physically be able to complete the moves in the training? The techniques are very simple, this system is designed as a self defence programme without the challenges of complicated body positioning etc., please speak to Richard if you have a concern or to find out more. How will learning self defence help me? It can help in […]

Corporate self defence lessons in Essex.

Why a corporate team building self defence lesson?. I work with various size companies, currently in Essex, however happy to look further afield to deliver important self defence / personal safety lessons. This is an important life skill, particularly in this day and age. Many career roles involve working on your own or sometimes in areas or at times of day where you may be more vulnerable. It is important to understand and be aware of our situation at all […]

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. SDF Essex 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 of […]

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. SDF Essex teaches […]

Self Defence for London and Essex Classrooms

London and Essex Classes for our Students in Self Defence SDF Essex 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 have […]

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 […]

Essex Self defence system

I was pleased to be asked to speak at the FSB monthly networking event at Anglian Ruskin University Chelmsford to cover a little of the Essex self defence system with SDF Essex. DEFOF 5 stages of an attack. Distance Understanding and controlling Distance from the attacker and any weapon. Engage At this point the attacker has justified in their head what their intentions are and has now focused on an individual or group. If the victim has no option but […]