Self Defence for Students

11th April 2022

Self Defence Testimonials

This is the best training that I have found that I can attend with my teenage daughters and we all want to keep learning more! The outdoor sessions gradually put you in more realistic attack situations that force your brain to react in automatic mode. 

We love the fitness too and the fact that we can attend any sessions on a pay as you go basis which works well as girls are at University. SDFEssex self defence training have venues in Brentwood, Great Baddow, Chelmsford, and Mountnessing. Everyone’s very friendly and Richard, our instructor, makes it great fun too!

Highly recommended.

Self Defence for Secondary School Students Testimonial

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.

SDFEssex Self Defence

self defence for studentsSelf defence for students the training for individuals begins by attending a beginners half day class, covering theory personal safety, awareness and many self defence practical skills. Training is suitable for adults, families and children from age 10. Half Day Beginners self defence classes in Mountnessing Brentwood and Great Baddow Chelmsford, Essex.

Beginners Self Defence once completed, weekly classes in these areas are on a pay as you go basis at the SDFEssex self defence club.

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 first 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.

Group classes 1 off or multi session / course in Essex.

Self Defence for Groups Schools, Educational organisations, Team Building / Mixed Adults and Youth / Fitness Groups.

Parent and Child school holiday sessions, in Mountnessing Brentwood Chelmsford and Rayleigh in the Essex school holidays. Parent Child Self Defence

Essex Women’s groups self defence

Private family sessions.

Speaking events covering anti bullying and personal safety.

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.

Instructor contact details

Contact Richard Mitchener SDFEssex Self Defence Instructor 07798 628207 or