Self Defence Club Feedback

5th March 2023

Self defence club feedback, recently received:

Our 4 children recently started training with Richard and have loved every session they’ve had so far. He makes it fun for them all whilst maintaining their focus and ensuring they are competent in the techniques they’ve been taught before moving on. All of the techniques shown are highly effective and thoroughly rehearsed to ensure that each person is confident in what they’ve been taught. I would highly recommend Richard to anybody who wants to develop a better sense of confidence in themselves or their children.

Essex Family

My son and I love the classes provided by SDF Essex, we have learnt so much in such a small amount of time. “Richard is a very patient teacher, breaking down the moves again and again to help us understand. He has stressed the situations where we may need to use what he has taught us, if we ever need to, and what else we can do so that using what he has taught us if in the event there is no other choice”. The classes are fun, confidence building and a good bonding experience if attending with a son or daughter. Plus it’s a good way to stay active.

Essex Dad

All the children enjoyed the session and learnt a lot about awareness,  & personal safety. Mum learnt a lot to! Was taught age appropriately not dumbed down which they respected. Would recommend for anyone with children & for adults too.

Essex Mum

SDFEssex Self Defence Training

All 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.

Self defence club feedbackFights and attacks are messy, therefore knowing a range of techniques even if not perfected, will help and ensure less reliance on strength. At the SDFEssex self defence club 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. Which helps with avoiding freezing in an anxious situation, the more techniques taught the more confidence builds.

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