Duke of Edinburgh Scheme

Duke of Edinburgh Scheme
March 5, 2023

Self-defence for Duke of Edinburgh scheme

‘From my initial enquiry, Richard has been nothing but professional, calm and extremely knowledgeable. He happily answered my (many!) questions before we signed up to the classes.

My daughter is learning self-defence as part of the Duke of Edinburgh scheme. She was slightly apprehensive to start with but Richard has been so kind and patient that she was very quickly put at ease and now thoroughly enjoys every session with him.

She is learning essential safety techniques and methods to defend herself in a simple and friendly way, Richard is a fabulous teacher. I would highly recommend.’

Essex Mum Testimonial

SDF Essex Self defence club (after the beginners class)

The structure of the first 6 to 8 weeks of training is that a variety of techniques are covered to give students a good general awareness, then beyond that skills can be refined and developed further. This approach covers various types of attacks, which I believe is vital.

Students learn to apply the most appropriate response to where or how the attack has been initiated, e.g.  addressing a punch to the side of the head, being approached from behind, escaping from a headlock, having their feet targeted, dealing with a gang attack, considering a weapon attack from different directions and applying further take downs and floor techniques, including rape defence if requested.

Fights and attacks are messy, therefore knowing a range of techniques early on, even if not perfected, will help and ensure less reliance on strength alone. I teach all techniques both left and right handed to increase the likelihood of applying them successfully. Beyond the 6 to 8 week period training focuses on making attacks a little more challenging to apply skills learnt. At the end of each class I pressure-test all students, this involves putting as many skills into practice as possible to help with avoiding freezing in an anxious situation. This all builds confidence as further techniques are taught.

SDF Essex Self Defence Training

SDF Essex self defence training is empowering, always respectful, positive, encouraging challenging and importantly great fun. Teaching effective techniques for realistic attack situations in Great Baddow Chelmsford, Mountnessing Brentwood Essex.

The beginners class is suitable for adults, families and children from age 10. SDF Essex self defence sessions are available for individual and group bookings in Essex. The beginners class covers both personal safety theory, awareness and very effective practical self defence techniques. Learning the ability to not freeze in an attack situation. Contact SDFEssex Self Defence