Contact SDF Essex self defence outdoor fitness in Brentwood and Great Baddow Chelmsford.

Training suitable for beginners adults, families and children from age 10 please phone for availability and class options.


Telephone: 07798 628 207

All Training sessions are, friendly, welcoming, supportive and encouraging by all and all attendees are respectful, considerate and understand and practice compliance to others.

When people push themselves out of their comfort zone it stretches them, it can be a rewarding and positive experience surprising themselves and others, this helps build confidence.

Self defence isn’t just practical martial arts skills. Practical skills are to be used as a last resort. Part of the theory aspect teaches awareness and avoidance.

A few comments below from past and present students that have attended, please contact Self Defence and fitness SDF Essex for session information.

SDF Essex Testimonials –

Domestic abuse victim attends outdoor self defence and fitness Brentwood and Chelmsford classes with SDF Essex

From my initial inquiry about SDF Essex Richard has been attentive to detail. He is incredibly passionate and his energy and pride is infectious.

I approached SDF Essex at a time when I was in a very dark place. Having had been in a very toxic and abusive relationship, it was suggested that I look into self defence classes.

Dubious to say the least I made my inquiries and Richard put me at ease from the very first interaction with him. He asked me questions although was always very considerate as not to pry.

Having now attended 5 sessions, I am pleased to say that Richard has really helped me along my road to recovery. He has always been considerate and conscious of the experiences I have been through and will always check to make sure that I really am okay.

He is flexible and encourages you to make as many classes as you can but there is no pressure to feel like you have to attend every week. For me this works out perfectly as a single parent and having only every other weekend free I can’t commit to make every Sunday.

He’ll work you hard and you certainly feel it for the week to follow but I feel invigorated, confident and empowered to take on the world.

Thank you.

 Self defence physical activity for DofE award Brentwood and Chelmsford outdoor classes with SDF Essex

“Having moved to Essex with two teenage children, I wanted them to meet new people and try a new activity. I was recommended that they try SDF Essex. I contacted Richard who was so helpful and 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”

…”I joined the self defence classes in the summer of 2017 as a way of meeting new people due to recently moving to Chelmsford and to be part of my physical section for my Gold Duke of Edinburgh award. I have throughly enjoyed the year, getting to meet a range of different people and learning a range of skills to keep myself safe. Despite sometimes the cold wet weather, the community spirit was always good and kept me motivated. I would recommend this activity to anyone who wants to meet new people, keep fit and to be aware of how to protect yourself”.

Contact SDF Essex Self defence outdoor fitness Email, call or text Richard the Instructor now to find to more.