SDF Essex Testimonials from Adults and Youths classes attending the Self defence sessions.

Covering Knife defence, Personal safety Anti-bullying and fitness in Brentwood, Great Baddow, Chelmsford, Rayleigh, Colchester, Billericay and Southend Essex.

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Team Building Self Defence

Are you thinking about having a staff team building self defence activity? If you have been looking for a group activity, contact Richard at SDF Essex for a chat about a taster session. Detailed below are recent reviews / testimonials from staff following a team building staff activity with SDF Essex. The training session was for two 90 minute taster classes at lunch time, covering theory, personal safety awareness and a few practical standing skills including some knife defence. Contact Continue Reading

1st October 2019

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Chelmsford self defence testimonial

Are you thinking about attending a SDF Essex self defence class? If you have been looking to learn self defence, for yourself or someone you know but didn’t know where to start, or are concerned about attending, this could be just what you are looking for. See below Chelmsford self defence testimonial. Spaces available for new students to learn self defence techniques in Brentwood & Great Baddow Chelmsford Essex classes.  The training begins by attending a half day beginners class, covering Continue Reading

23rd September 2019

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Parent Testimonial for SDF Essex Self Defence

"Richard, from the outset, has been great at listening to what my son & I wanted to gain from his sessions both in our initial call and subsequent training sessions.He has always made us feel welcome and the 'no one is better than anyone else' attitude at the training sessions makes you feel very at ease. Everyone knuckles down to learn.At every step Richard makes sure you are comfortable with the next step and the drills are fully explained. You Continue Reading

Parent and Son SDF Essex Students Brentwood and Great Baddow Chelmsford Essex Classes 5th July 2019

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Essex Physical defence and fitness

Self defence Brentwood and Chelmsford SDF Essex Classes Every month SDF Essex half day beginners self defence classes in Brentwood and Great Baddow Chelmsford for adults, teenagers and Children above ten years of age. The training helps to feel more confident and improve fitness. Testimonial ..."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 Continue Reading

3rd February 2019

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Learn to defend yourself with SDF Essex

SDF Essex Beginners self defence class in Brentwood and Chelmsford Learn to defend yourself in Essex with SDF Essex. Half day monthly beginners self defence fitness classes in Brentwood and Chelmsford suitable for adults teenagers and children age 10 and above. Following a recent class at Great Baddow Chelmsford, I received this testimonial from an SDF Essex student. The training helps to feel more confident and improve fitness. SDF Essex Testimonial 5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 After a traumatic incident I decided to Continue Reading

16th January 2019

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Children’s self defence Chelmsford Class

Children's beginners self defence Chelmsford Class Each month I run a half day beginners self defence class in Brentwood and Great Baddow Chelmsford for adults, teenagers and children above ten years of age. Following a recent Chelmsford class, I received this testimonial from an Essex parent. The training helps to feel more confident and improve fitness. SDF Essex Testimonial “I would just like to say what a positive experience we all had at the Self Defence for Beginners in Great Baddow, Continue Reading

29th October 2018

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Boarding School Self Defence

Self Defence classes for Boarding students at School Boarding students learn self defence at Essex school As the Director of Boarding at an independent school, I felt it was important to offer self-defence classes to our boarding students. Richard was very enthusiastic, flexible and willing to accommodate our varying needs within the whole school boarding community. The sessions were engaging with a variety of activities. Richard managed to cover a lot of information into his sessions and they were a Continue Reading

9th March 2018

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Self Defence Year 6 school student

Personal Safety and Self Defence Year 6 school student testimonial I had been looking for a self-defence class for my 10-year old daughter for a while but could not find anything suitable for her age. As she was due to start Senior School soon and walk on her own, it was important to me that she knew how to defend herself but martial arts were not her thing. I eventually came across SDF Essex and contacted Richard to check the Continue Reading

25th January 2018

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Self Defence classes helping build confidence

I've never taken a self-defence class before so had no idea what to expect. I knew I needed to build up my confidence again after a very difficult time with anxiety and stress at work and thought this might be one way to achieve that. After an initial email enquiry, I received a call from Richard going through the details of how it works, what to wear etc. which was very helpful and reassuring. I was a little nervous attending Continue Reading

19th January 2018

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Teenage Children Learn Self Defence in 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 Combat Academy Chelmsford. 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 Continue Reading

16th January 2018

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Outdoor self defence fitness in Brentwood

Outdoor self defence fitness in Brentwood and Chelmsford I was looking for a self defence class in Essex that offered something different to the various combat/martial arts classes I have been to in the past. This is the only one that will get me out of bed early on a Sunday morning and drive out of the area for. It is exactly what I was looking for. Yes you train outdoors in all weathers but there is a reason for Continue Reading

3rd October 2017

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Self Defence Beginners class in Chelmsford

Self Defence review from a recent Chelmsford Beginners class Excellent self defence training, I highly recommend this for everyone as you don't need to be super fit to do it. Me, my partner and my 17 year old son thoroughly enjoyed the beginners induction morning and we'd love to go back for more sessions! We learnt so much and had so much fun as well as being able to defend ourselves against an attack by the end of the session. Continue Reading

1st October 2017

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SDF Essex for self defence

I've always wanted to find something like SDF Essex for self defence so was over the moon when my friend invited me to my first beginners class. I find it good fun and it's great because you exercise and also learn how to protect yourself in a variety of potentially dangerous situations. Richard is very experienced so we are always in good hands and everyone there is friendly and welcoming! I have built confidence and strength whilst learning new moves Continue Reading

Ms L Chelmsford Essex Student 29th September 2017

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Self Defence Family Activity in Brentwood & Chelmsford Essex

Attended session today with wife, son and his girlfriend. Very informative theory session followed by most enjoyable practical session that was pitched at the right level for all attendees. Many thanks to Richard and the team. Mr P Brentwood Essex Student If you have an interest and would like to find out more contact Richard Mitchener the Owner Instructor of Combat Academy in Essex....07798 628 207  

Mr P Brentwood Essex Student 29th September 2017

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Anti-Bullying Self Defence SDF Essex

Anti-Bullying, Personal Safety and Self Defence covered by SDF Essex Review I enrolled my two boys ages 10 and 13 to join the SDF Essex for several reasons. Firstly school bullying is rife in many schools and when such a situation would arise with my sons it was always a challenge for me to advise on the best approach to deal with these occurrences. Richard from SDF Essex gave very clear advice on how to deal with and defuse an Continue Reading

1st August 2017

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Chelmsford self defence students learn the ability to defend themselves from attacks

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. Obviously we don’t walk out our doors everyday expecting for someone to randomly attack us but it doesn’t mean it won’t happen one day! It's not about you as a person or personality, it's more about realising that there are people out there that for no reason at all can attack you. Personally I had Continue Reading

Mr R Chelmsford student 11th June 2017

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Mother Daughter Self Defence

SDF Essex Testimonial - Mother and Daughter attend families youths Self Defence Fitness class in Great Baddow Chelmsford Essex SDF Essex - It’s Not Boot Camp or Martial Arts, it is situation based self defence, confidence building, stamina building, friendly and Fun. Every week I learn something new, challenge myself and laugh. Me and my daughter attend the families / teens class. Richard and the team bring the right level of seriousness and fun to engage us all. Quality family Continue Reading

Ms L Chelmsford Student. 25th May 2017

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Self defence classes for Youths in Chelmsford Essex

Self defence classes for Youths in Chelmsford Essex I had been looking for self-defence classes for my teenage daughter for some time to no avail (they all seem to be for women/adults) when I came across an advertisement for Combat Academy Chelmsford by luck. My fifteen-year-old daughter has now been attending classes on a Saturday morning at the Great Baddow Chelmsford ground for some eight months and absolutely loves it. She has learned numerous ways to defend herself in a Continue Reading

Mrs. N, Parent of Student Great Baddow Chelmsford 18th May 2017

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Self defence classes in Chelmsford Essex

Self defence classes in Chelmsford Essex After having a rather frightening experience whilst walking home after work one evening, I signed up to Combat Academy in Chelmsford. Right from the beginning when Richard gave me a call to explain exactly how Combat Academy worked, I felt reassured by his helpful and informative manner. I have been attending the weekly classes now for around 7 sessions, and my confidence and skills are growing. All the attendees are also great and friendly, Continue Reading

Ms S. Chelmsford Student 26th December 2016

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Self defence classes in Essex

I often work late into the evening and frequently end up walking alone to a deserted multi storey car park that can be intimidating even in summer months. I saw a local advert for Combat Academy training and thought it might be useful to attend an induction course to give me a bit of an idea of how to defend myself if needed. I also have 2 secondary school age daughters and was keen for them to come along with Continue Reading

Ms S. Student from Chelmsford 26th December 2016

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Women Self Defence Chelmsford

Who are my Self Defence classes aimed at? Classes for Women Self Defence Chelmsford Brentwood and Rayleigh. Parent and Child taster classes - Children in school years 6 & 7 onwards, as the child starts to be a little more independent.  Teens and young adults as a physical activity for the Duke of Edinburgh award. Youths, Adults, male and female looking to improve fitness, help feel more confident, looking to help with anxiety, exercise more and make new friends. Individuals Continue Reading

26th December 2016

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Self defence anti-bullying classes for youths in Chelmsford Brentwood and Rayleigh

“The youths’ self defence training, classes in Chelmsford, Brentwood and Rayleigh Essex are GREAT FUN, lots to learn and helps build confidence and fitness. The techniques really work you don’t need to be big and strong”.

Ms J. Student from Chelmsford Essex 24th December 2016

Grapevine Essex Self Defence Group Event in Chelmsford

Grapevine Essex is a charity which provides fully supported recreational and educational activities for adults with learning difficulties in Essex. We approached Richard from the Combat Academy, Chelmsford, to run a self-defence class for some of our members over the Easter break. They had to fill in a medical questionnaire in advance so that Richard was well aware of any possible problems which could arise. To begin with, we had a question and answer session on what constitutes bullying and Continue Reading

Mary Schultz, Grapevine Essex. 24th December 2016

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Learn to defend yourselves with Self Defence classes in Chelmsford Essex

“My daughter and I would like to say just how much we enjoyed Saturday (even with the wind and rain!). We found it informative and my daughter loved the practical side. She came away buzzing. We would definitely recommend”.

Ms N. Student from Chelmsford 22nd December 2016

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Self Defence Anti Bullying

Self Defence Anti Bullying Classes in Brentwood and Great Baddow Chelmsford with SDF Essex, detailed below a recent testimonial from an Essex parent. SDF Essex Testimonial My daughter age 13 has been struggling with bullying for the last five years, unfortunately not just verbal but physical too. As a parent I felt that I needed to do as much as possible to protect her which of course included the police and regular counselling sessions. As my daughter is becoming more Continue Reading

Mum of Student in Chelmsford 22nd December 2016

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Self defence for Women in Rayleigh Essex

Self defence training with SDF Essex for Women's groups in Rayleigh Essex A great fun way to learn how to defend yourself, build confidence and a hobby!! Richard from SDF Essex makes all sessions effective and with a lesson to be learnt - he ensures all Students are comfortable and understand why and how certain moves are effective and to what extent!! All sessions are flexible around your availability which makes it great for me. I would definitely recommend it whether Continue Reading

Ms A. Chelmsford Student 26th August 2016

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Self Defence and Fitness in Chelmsford Essex

“At the end of 2014 I set myself the objective for 2015 of learning the basics of defending myself against unarmed assault from a larger, stronger attacker. Additionally, I didn’t want to make a major commitment in terms of time and money. I stumbled upon SDF Essex and am delighted now to reflect on the past few months and say I have achieved my objective and within those limitations. The education in the core principles, starting with personal space and Continue Reading

Mr J. Student from Chelmsford Essex 26th August 2016

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Self defence classes help confidence and self esteem

Richard I write to applaud you for your dedication to assisting young people such as my son H, to come out of their shell, and defend themselves in time of trouble. My son did enjoy himself today by participating in the self defence training session. We look forward to joining you and other participants in next week’s practice. If you have a similar situation and would like to find out more contact Richard Mitchener the Owner Instructor of SDF Essex Continue Reading

Mr J, Father of Student from Essex 26th August 2016

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Beginners self defence and fitness in Essex

I have done a few different self defence classes over the years but this is, as far as I am concerned, the best 'real world' self defence system I have been taught. My instructor, Richard, demonstrates and explains the techniques in a way I find easy to understand. Added to this the fact my fitness levels have improved too is a welcome bonus. Brentwood and Chelmsford SDF Essex student

Mr G, Student from Chelmsford 26th August 2016

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Self Defence classes in Brentwood Essex

The self-defence classes are not only helping me to learn techniques, but mainly to boost my confidence. Ever since I began, I've been mentally ready to a possible confrontation and always keeping my eyes peeled. Chances are that I won't need to put anything in practice, but knowing how to react should the situation sparks is priceless.

Mr R. Student from Brentwood Essex 26th August 2016

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SDF Essex – Self Defence Fitness in Rayleigh Essex

When I left school I knew I wanted to be involved in the security industry. With not a lot of experience in martial arts, I knew I needed some help. I looked on the Internet at various martial art classes but SDF Essex really stood out. I got in touch and within the week Richard contacted me. On my first session he made me feel very welcome and taught me a lot in very little time. Once my induction was Continue Reading

Mr S. Essex Student 26th August 2016

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Testimonial Self Defence with SDF Essex

Self Defence classes for beginners in Brentwood, Chelmsford and Rayleigh Essex I decided to undertake some self defence training and after an extensive search I contacted SDF Essex and I am really pleased that I did. The classes are fun, insightful and interesting. There is a mix of demonstration, practice, tips and a fitness training. The classes I attend take place outside in the fresh air and are in a pleasant park location. My instructor Richard is a patient, positive Continue Reading

Mr S from Cambridge 26th August 2016

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Women’s self defence Essex

Women's self defence Chelmsford Essex “For years I had been meaning to look into self-defence lessons and I just never got around to it. Then our work van, which is parked right under our bedroom window, got broken into and my husband and I chased the culprits off. This was my impetus to go online and finally do something about it. After researching various martial arts disciplines, I came across the SDF Essex website and knew that was what I Continue Reading

Ms L Essex Student 26th August 2016