Self Defence Essex Classes

14th April 2020

Who are my Self Defence Essex classes aimed at? SDF Essex classes teach Self Defence and fitness in Great Baddow Chelmsford, Billericay, Brentwood and Rayleigh.

One group is Individuals who have experienced bullying, domestic abuse / violence or an attack.

Domestic abuse calls have increased 25% over this lockdown period. A third of violent crimes in Essex is domestic related. 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men will be affected by domestic violence.

The freephone 24 hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline number is 0808 2000 247

Below is a testimonial of an individual who had been in a bad relationship and attended a number of classes after.

Testimonial – Domestic abuse victim learns Self Defence 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.

Female SDF Essex Student

Other SDF Essex students include:

self defence SDF EssexTeens and young adults attend for a physical activity for their 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 looking to have some self defence personal safety knowledge (life skill) if the worse was to happen, to help them not freeze in a potentially bad situation.

Students looking to go traveling or move away into a different area based on their job / study requirements, lone workers or the nature of their role.

SDF Essex classes:


Women’s groups

Educational organisations and Team building activities.

Parent and child taster classes

Classes are suitable for Adults, families and children from age 10, SDF Essex has students that are mature in age (some over pension age).

Some students attend gyms regularly, some students have never been to a gym and probably never will. Students attend my classes for many many reasons.

If you would like to find out more contact Richard Mitchener Instructor of SDF Essex….07798 628 207