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REGULAR GROUP COURSES

We offer regular group courses throughout the year in both general- and trauma-informed- self-defence.

Scroll down to see more details of each course and feel free to get in touch with any questions.

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LOCATION

Our group courses run throughout the year and are held at instructor Tamsin's home studio in Leicester.

 

Overlooking the garden and with toilet facilities, it is a quiet, comfortable space perfectly suited for small groups of learners. [click here to see video of surroundings].

 

Free parking is available along the street outside.

Location address: 13 Braunstone Avenue, Leicester LE3 0JF

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COURSE 01SDIN
INTRODUCTION TO WOMEN'S SELF-DEFENCE

The perfect introduction to self-defence, this short workshop covers basic techniques and is suitable for both beginners and those wanting to refresh their skills from an earlier course.

Course overview:

  • Effective striking techniques

  • Practice against focus pads and strike shields

  • Vulnerable areas of the body

  • Techniques for common types of attack such as strangleholds, chokes, bear hugs and grabs

  • Dealing with the fight, flight or freeze response to threat

  • Grounding techniques and breathwork

Course length:  2hrs

Cost: £25

Date: TBC

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COURSE 02SD
WOMEN'S SELF-DEFENCE

Taking a deeper dive into self-defence, this course reinforces the element of striking through regular practice, so that it becomes more instinctive, as well as covering techniques to defend against common types of attack, and ground work.

Course overview:

  • Effective striking techniques

  • Practice against focus pads and strike shields

  • Vulnerable areas of the body

  • Techniques for common types of attack such as strangleholds, chokes, bear hugs and grabs

  • How to fall safely

  • Defence from the ground (lyinfg on back)

  • Dealing with the fight, flight or freeze response to threat

  • Grounding techniques and breathwork

  • Simple takedowns

Course length:  6x 90mins

Cost: £95

Date: TBC

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COURSE 03TIIN
TRAUMA-INFORMED SELF-DEFENCE: AN INTRODUCTION

This introductory session is designed to give participants a taster of what the longer course will be about. It can be nerve-wracking not knowing what to expect before signing up to a series of sessions, so this workshop will give participants an overview of what to expect so they can make an informed decision about the longer course.

Other than holding pads for other group members there is no person-to-person contact or defence role play on this course.

The course covers:

  • Introduction to effective striking with practice on pads

  • …grounding techniques, stretches

  • Dealing with the fight, flight or freeze response to threat ??

Course length:  2hrs

Cost: £20

Next date: TBC

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COURSE 04TISD1
TRAUMA-INFORMED SELF-DEFENCE:
LEVEL 1

This series of sessions will gently cover a hybrid of self-defence and martial arts. Taught in a trauma-informed way, the course will work through various types of strikes and kicks using the pads to practice on, with grounding techniques, stretching and breathwork incorporated into each session to help reconnect the brain with the body, and to aid with anxiety and potential triggers.

 

This is an entry-level course, meaning that there is no direct person-to-person contact (as in touch) other than holding the pads for each other to strike, something we work up to slowly.

Course overview:

  • Situational- and self- awareness, body language & positioning

  • Using the voice

  • Effective striking and kicks (with practice against pads)

  • Vulnerable areas to target

  • Dealing with the fight, flight or freeze response to threat

  • Grounding techniques, stretching and breathwork for relaxation & body connection

Course length:  6x 90mins weekly sessions

Cost: £95

Next date: TBC

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