My aim is to teach simple Self Defence techniques that can be performed by anyone regardless of physical strength or size. The focus is on core principles and basic techniques, rather than brute strength.
For all Self Defence sessions I tailor the content I deliver according to the individual or group I am training. Many people choose to learn Self Defence with a certain senario in mind or as a result of something that has happened to them or someone they know.
I will also cover some core techniques that are effective in any physical confrontation.
Personal - Sessions can be tailored to individual needs and offer the most effective training. This can be arranged and delivered in a location of your choosing.
Group - Sessions can be offered to groups of 5-15 people. Typically groups sign up for 6 beginner sessions and progress onto intermediate classes at their own pace.
Corporate - Classes are suitable for one-off corporate events or regular lunch time sessions.
Examples of the situations that I have recently covered during typical sessions include:
- maintaining control of your personal space and conflict avoidance
- simple defence against the most common attacks
- basic striking techniques - I spend some time to ensure these are delivered with speed and power to be effective
- dealing with grabs, chokes and struggles and how to avoid this happening
- what to do if pinned to the ground
- multiple attacker scenarios
- surviving weapon attacks
- effective grappling/anti-grappling techniques
There is always some 'free space' to explore questions that arise during the training session.
All levels of fitness welcome.
"Before attending Guy's self defence class, I really didn't know what to expect, and was slightly concerned that I had absolutely no experience whatsoever. I needn't have worried, I found Guy to be courteous and reassuring. I was impressed with his knowledge of the body and his respect for all he came in contact with. Guy demonstrated with the skill and speed you would expect of someone who is black belt with nearly 20 years of experience in self defence. Guy teaches in a way that anyone - even a novice like me - can follow. The techniques he teaches, although straightforward to learn, are incredibly effective. If you are looking to go deep into a martial art, or simply want to learn of few basic self defence moves, then see Guy." – Chris W.
"The session was excellent, you covered what I wanted to know and explained things clearly. I also didn't feel any pressure, or at any point like I was being to slow or anything, it was great. Understanding a bit more about how to control a person’s body was useful as well as feeling more confident around striking too. Another effect of this is I feel much more confident walking around alone at night, now I feel I could do a decent job of defending myself." – Claire B.
"When I first arrived with Guy I had only a general idea of what I hoped to learn from the session. Fortunately I was in very capable hands and I was left feeling that Guy knows his stuff, and more importantly knows how to share that wealth of expertise. We covered a considerable amount of ground for a beginner, but it was all presented in a way that allowed me to take it on board easily and quickly. Guy is also very amiable, supportive and fun to work with." - Simon F.