Beginners Self Defence Classes with SDF Essex

Beginners Self Defence Classes

Beginners self defence training suitable for adults, families and children aged 10 plus. Thinking of learning a few techniques on how to defend yourself from an attack? 

Students are always shown every technique before choosing to complete it themselves, there are no have to’s. All Training sessions are friendly, supportive and encouraging. All attendees are respectful, considerate and practice compliance.

Please call to book a place on a half day beginners self defence class in Great Baddow Chelmsford or Mountnessing Brentwood, these sessions run at weekends and need to be booked and paid for in advance.

07798 628207

Beginners Self Defence What’s included

The beginners class includes theory covering personal safety, reasonable force, awareness and tips with tech.

At least two hours are spent outdoors learning practical techniques including importance of personal space, how and what to say, head protection, restraining an attacker standing, taking an attacker to the ground and restraining the individual on the ground.

Martial arts self defence training also helps build fitness and confidence, applying the techniques students have learnt in the class. This reinforces the actions required to overcome the “freeze” element of an attack.

Generally most people have heard of the Fight or Flight reaction. Students learn responses to an attack, to help avoid Freezing.

SDF Essex Beginners Self Defence Testimonial

After a traumatic incident I decided to act and join a self defence class.

From my initial enquiry to Richard I found him to be extremely understanding and our subsequent training sessions have proved to be invaluable. 

It has restored my confidence and has given me a general understanding of what to do if a similar situation arose again. 

Give it a go, you won’t regret it! Thank you Richard. 

SDF Essex Self Defence student

“My daughter and I would like to say just how much we enjoyed Saturday’s beginners class (even with the wind and rain!).

We found it informative and my daughter loved the practical side. She came away buzzing. We would definitely recommend”

Mum and Daughter attending a Chelmsford Beginners Self Defence class.




All first classes must booked in advance & confirmed

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What to do next

The cost for this half day beginners class is £30, further weekend SDF Essex club morning sessions are adults £10, youths £7.50. Each month SDF Essex runs the one-off half day beginners self defence class in Great Baddow Chelmsford and Mountnessing Brentwood. Contact now to find out more and book your place.

SDF Essex members self defence weekend classes

Great Baddow Chelmsford and Mountnessing Brentwood Essex

Following a beginners self defence class, students can join as SDF Essex club members (16 and over £12, 10 to 15 year olds £6 per year) developing skills and learning many new techniques at the self defence weekend classes in Great Baddow Chelmsford and Mountnessing Brentwood on a pay-as-you-go basis.

SDF Essex is registered with All Style Martial Arts Association – Self Defence Federation (ASMAA-SDF).