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Can You Be To Old to Learn Martial Arts?

Can You Be To Old to Learn Martial Arts? There’s a common saying in boxing, “An old boxer never loses his punch”. His reflexes may be slower. His cardio and recovery may be weaker, but his power output should be similar to his youth. Except he may be a little slow in pulling that trigger. This may be true, but what is the Best Martial Arts for an Older Person? In this article I will highlight why you are not […]

Major Signs of Dominance You Must Pay Attention in Self Defence

Major Signs of Dominance You Must Pay Attention in Self Defence Displays of aggression can come in many forms. The most obvious are acts of dominance. What some call a Monkey Dance. Having some understanding of the nonverbal communication behaviour of people trying to exert dominant can help you defend yourself. What is the Monkey Dance? Essentially, it’s an aggressive confrontation characterised by nonverbal communication intend as a display of dominance. So what do I mean when I use the […]

How Do Criminals Choose their Victims?

How Do Criminals Choose their Victims? Looking at a crowd of people walking on a busy street, how would you choose a victim for a crime? Who would standout to a predatory individual? Well, in this article we’re going to discuss at the issue of victim selection. How criminals choose their victims. Why some people are more likely selected as a victim of crime. So keep reading. Make sure you watch the video above for real self defence examples. Predatory […]

Why Are Some People Targeted for Bullying or Violent Crime

Why Are Some People Targeted for Bullying or Violent Crime Psychologists have known for years that human predators select their prey based on signals given off by their potential victims. In a matter of seconds, the predator acquires a sense of who is and isn’t a suitable target. For every victim that is attacked, many more are past over. Knowing how Bad Guys target victims will help your self defence. So, read on to understand how you can avoid being […]

The Truth About Violent Attackers and Self Defence

The Truth About Violent Attackers and Self Defence Violence in the street (Transitional Spaces) can occur for many reasons. Random acts of violence are rare. Bad guys often think that they’re the heroes of their own story. It’s their narrative that justifies violence. In their mind, they are the victim, and therefore the good guy. Your role in their drama has been defined. Especially when committing a crime. Fighting back may elicit higher degree of violent retaliation. In this article […]

3 P RULE to Defend Yourself in Street Fights

How to Defend Yourself: The 3 P RULE to SURVIVE Street Fights This week we look at the best approach to defend yourself when someone is squaring off to you in an argument in the street fight. Here are 3 simple self defence techniques that could make a difference to your personal safety. Watch our video to learn how to deal with someone trying to intimidate you for a fight in 3 simple rules. We discuss the importance of correct […]

How to Overcome Fear in Street Fights

How to Overcome Fear in Street Fights Most people train martial arts because they don’t want to be hit. In fact, they spend most of their time training against pretend punches in the hope that they will never be hit in the real world. Does this really work for self defence? I often say to my students, “You must expect to get hit in a real fight. If you think it’s not going to happen then you are living in […]

Does Anger Help in a Fight?

There are many people that feel that the best form of self defence is to get angry in a fight. Just watch our video and see for yourself. So this week we ask… Does anger help in a fight? I remember meeting someone who held this view. He said, “I don’t need to learn how to defend myself. I just get angry.” Of course, that’s the worst method of all to defend yourself, getting angry, doesn’t lead to emotional control. […]

Is the Best Self Defence to Run Away?

People always say the Best Self Defence technique is to run away. Some even call it “Run Fu”. But is it really true? Telling people to run away to protect themselves is an easy answer to an often complicated question of self defence. Just watch the video to see for yourself. While it is easy to tell someone to run away there are a few things that you should consider.   Surprise Attacks are Often Criminal Events (e.g. Robbery) Firstly […]

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Beginners Course Starting 10th Aug 2020

Announcing our NEW Beginners Induction Course, 10th August 2020. If you have been thinking about getting in shape, taking up a new hobby or learning a new skill this year, come along to our new Beginners course. Designed exclusively for Beginners, this course will teach you realistic self-defence for the real world, whilst improving your fitness and confidence. Our approach is simple, professional, and unique to our Academy. Duration: 4 Weeks Class times: Mondays @ 7 – 8:15pm Price: £60 […]