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We provide self-defence and breakaway courses. These are suitable for any sector and also for school Extended Learning Days.


The course content can be made bespoke to the needs of your workers depending upon the risks and the type of assaults they may be subjected to. Typically, these courses cover the following;


  • Safety advice for walking, travelling on buses, trains, taxis, going out to bars and clubs, withdrawing money from cash machines, dog-walking, the internet, callers to the home, advice for lone worker safety, etc.
  • What happens to the human body when faced with fear and stress
  • Why some techniques work better than others when using physical survival skills, including Guthries Law and Hicks Law
  • The lawful use of 'reasonable force', health and safety and human rights
  • Practical ways to deal with attacks from punches, slaps, pushing, kicking, biting, wrist grabs, clothing grabs, hair-pulls, bear-hugs, etc.


These courses are typically undertaken by schools, security staff, estate agents, parking wardens, local authority staff such as Environmental Health Officers, Pest Control Officers, Dog Wardens, Food Safety Officers but are suitable for any sector that may be faced with staff being placed in potentially violent situations.


All trainers have numerous years experience of dealing with violent situations and managing conflict. The trainers have backgrounds in various martial arts, BTEC Level 3 Advanced Self-Defence Award, PTLLS, and various other qualifications in this field.


We teach in compliance with Government guidance.

All our staff hold teaching qualifications and subject specific qualifications. We are affiliated to, licensed by and quality assured by the National Federation for Personal Safety (NFPS). We are a licensed centre with Highfield Qualifications and deliver BTEC courses by Pearson Edxcel. We are members of the Institute of Conflict Management (ICM) and deliver Qualsafe First Aid training.

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