Self Defence Class Review

4th December 2022

Self Defence Class Review

“My 14 year old daugher suffers with generalised anxiety disorder as well as other mental health issues, therefore spending a lot of time in her room, so I was looking for some kind of activity for us to do together. 

Having searched for a while, I found Richard from SDF Essex, who seemed very passionate about his work, and he spent time talking to me on the phone about what he does to make sure it was what I was looking for.  We went to a beginners parent and child class in Great Baddow and both thouroughly enjoyed it. We learnt so much and it really taught my daughter about awareness especially surrounding her phone. 

Richard made everyone feel at ease from the word go and spent so much time making sure that everyone felt ok and was happy and comfortable with how things were going. The small class size and the fact that his wife Steph was there to help were really good for my daughter and she really came out of herself during the session, even happy to take Richard down infront of everyone (something I never thought I would see)! I can see that this is going to build her confidence massively and that we are both going to learn some really important life skills, so we are definitely signing up to continue his classes, with the added bonus that my daughter can use the sessions for her Duke of Edinburgh’s award.  

I would highly recommend these classes to anyone and found that Richard was particularly good at making people feel comfortable that may otherwise be very anxious.”

Essex Parent Self Defence Class Review

SDF Essex Self Defence Training

Self defence class review SDF Essex self defence training is 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. SDF Essex 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 to find out more. Contact SDFEssex Self Defence

SDF Essex 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 early on, even if not perfected, will help and ensure less reliance on strength alone. 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 involves putting as many skills into practice as possible to help with avoiding freezing in an anxious situation. This all builds confidence as further techniques are taught.

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