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TIMES  Thursdays 6.15 pm - 7.45 pm PRICES  £5 per lesson

Our self defence class is led by Chris Glanville, a Nidan (second degree black belt) in Shotokan Karate. Chris is a fully certified self-defence instructor and has the backing of genuine high ranking self-defence instructors

Our aim is to empower the general public (non-martial artists) and give them confidence as they go about their day to day lives.

These classes cover all aspects of self defence, not just physical techniques.

These are some of the testimonies about the provision and our Instructor.

“I've been studying self-defence at Kaizen for 18 months and have learnt so much from Chris about situational awareness, conflict avoidance and de-escalation in addition to the physical techniques and their appropriate use within self-defence law.

Chris has a natural gift as an instructor, understanding each student's learning style and how to bring the best out of everyone. His passion for self-defence and genuine care for his students make these classes so relaxed and enjoyable.”

- Rebecca Phoenix

“I decided to give the self-defence class a try and have no regrets. Chris is a fantastic instructor who's knowledge is second to none and his teaching methods are adapted to each individual in the class. Not only do you learn the techniques to be able to handle yourself in a situation but also how to increase self awareness and to de-escalate a situation. I honestly feel that everyone can benefit from this class and you don't need previous martial arts experience to learn. Anyone considering to take up Self-Defence come along, its fun, educational and welcoming.”

- Mark Whittaker

“I have only been doing self defence a few weeks but already learnt sooooo much, and built some confidence too! Chris has a relaxed yet energetic approach to showing us the right way to do things, whilst explaining the legality around it too. Would definitely recommend coming along if you’re free on a Thursday evening”

-Angela Crowther

Many congratulations to our Self-Defence Instructor, Chris Granville who achieved yet another qualification. This time a Diploma in Female Self-Defence Instruction awarded by the Self-Defence Federation on Wednesday 14 February 2024.