Beginners self defence testimonial

20th December 2022

Beginners self defence testimonial

I recently attended a Beginners course with Richard after a recent incident I encountered in London. On the day of the training my anxiety had kicked in, Richard was fantastic and reassured me that I would be OK and he would let me go at my pace. At each stage he checked that I was comfortable and happy which reassured me and calmed my anxiety down.

I have since attended another of his group sessions and can honestly say I wish that I had done this sooner. Even just by attending 2 sessions it has made me mentally stronger, confident and I am looking forward to joining more sessions and learning more with Richard. I can’t thank you enough.

SDFEssex Student on their Beginners self defence class

SDFEssex Self Defence Training

Beginners self defence testimonialAll SDFEssex self defence sessions are empowering, always respectful, positive, encouraging challenging and importantly great fun. Teaching effective techniques for realistic attack situations in Great Baddow Chelmsford, Mountnessing Brentwood Essex.

The beginners class is suitable for adults, families and children from age 10. SDFEssex self defence sessions are available for individual and group bookings in Essex.

The beginners class covers both personal safety theory, awareness and very effective practical self defence techniques. Learning the ability to not freeze in an attack situation. Contact SDFEssex Self Defence

SDFEssex Self defence club (after the beginners class)

The structure of the first 6 to 8 weeks of training is that a variety of techniques are covered to give students a good general awareness, then beyond that skills can be refined and developed further. This approach covers various types of attacks, which I believe is vital.

Students learn to apply the most appropriate response to where or how the attack has been initiated, e.g.  addressing a punch to the side of the head, being approached from behind, escaping from a headlock, having their feet targeted, dealing with a gang attack, considering a weapon attack from different directions and applying further take downs and floor techniques, including rape defence if requested.

Fights and attacks are messy, therefore knowing a range of techniques even if not perfected, will help and ensure less reliance on strength. I teach all techniques both left and right handed to increase the likelihood of applying them successfully. Beyond the 6 to 8 week period training focuses on making attacks a little more challenging to apply skills learnt. At the end of each class, I pressure-test all students. This helps students put as many skills into practice as possible, helps with avoiding freezing in an anxious situation. This all builds confidence as further techniques are taught.

Contact for more information. Contact SDFEssex Self Defence Richard Mitchener SDFEssex Self Defence Instructor