Self Defence workshop
Our Self Defence workshops are mostly run for groups of people wishing to learn simple and effective methods of making yourself safer and feel more confident.
Avoiding situations is the one of the best way of shielding yourself from them. Protecting yourself without lifting a finger is not impossible. If you have a mobile phone, know how to find it quickly in case you need it. Be aware! Crossing the road to avoid situations that make you feel unsafe (or uncomfortable) can help. Call, or pretend to call, someone and try to avoid being alone in dark places at night and avoid taking shortcuts that take you through isolated areas. Learn how to de-escalate a situation. De-escalation means speaking or acting in a way that can prevent things from getting worse - for example, giving a robber the money rather than trying to fight or run. A session learning about self defence is advisable for every person, in the same way that a first aid course is.
The day starts with a warm-up session to loosen up and stretch the limbs and muscles. The content of your workshop can be tailored to suit the group and can cover subjects such as how important it is to be aware of situations before (or as) they arise and how this could prevent you from having to deal with them.
Through demonstrations and examples of common/likely potential scenarios, you will be shown simple and effective ways to break an attacker's grasp, defend yourself and help yourself get away from them.
We are also able to provide more advanced workshops in self defence. Just give us a call and speak to one of our friendly staff, or email us.
The Self Defence workshop leaders
Our tutors are highly trained in many forms of martial arts and work with UK police forces training them in combat skills. As you would expect from us, our tutors are very personable and have years of experience of working with people of all ages and backgrounds. The workshop leaders leave the groups with a new found confidence, a new skill and some new moves!
Evidence of participation
Many youth schemes require evidence of learners' participation and achievements in wider learning projects to contribute to the young person's file or CV. Top Dog can support this by providing a Top Dog Certificate of Achievement.