Since recent knife and assaulting attacks I decided to gain confidence in defending not only myself but my clients should the worst happen as well as using the new skill as part of my Personal Career Development.
I rang Keith and from the outset he was kind, had my interest at heart and invited me for a trial lesson within an already established class. At the trail lesson we were taught how to defend ourselves during a knife attack, exactly what I was after.
The lessons are one hour and a half which is ideal as we always start with a detail warm up making our bodies ready to attack and defend. Each lesson is different however each self defence drill is very similar which makes it easier to remember. During the lesson we train in pairs no matter what the experience.
The instructor then teaches us the drills step by step which makes learning easy. The senior members of the class are great as they guide you through the taught drill if you’re not sure. Sometimes during the lessons we are encouraged, not forced to ‘pressure testing’ in a controlled environment, where you are put under psychological, mental and physical stress- all which you’ll encounter during an attack.
Pressure testing is great as it prepares your body to stay calm during an attack. After the class we do a warm down to loosen the muscles used, recap on the drills taught plus any seminars or further activities happening in the near future. Since joining the club I have gained confidence in defending myself and my clients and look forward to getting more training with private one to one sessions.