Self-defence workshop

Self-defence workshop

Do you want to know how to stay safe? Are you interested to learn how to defend yourself? Come to our self-defence workshop! It will primarily be aimed at women (although men can attend too), aged 16+. It will run for about 2 hours and will cover the following:

  • How to avoid trouble and stay safe: the 4 rules of self-defence
  • Pressure points…
  • …and how to aim for them
  • Use of everyday items
  • How karate moves can help handle practical situations:
    • Escaping a strangle hold
    • Escaping a hair grab  
    • Escaping a headlock
    • Escaping a wrist hold  
    • Escaping a belly bear hug
    • Escaping an upper-body bear hug
    • Escaping a floor mount
  • What does the law say?

Interested and want to know more?

Q. How much?
A. £10

Q. How physical will it be? Could I get hurt?
A. We’ll be doing the practical work in pairs which will be physical. But you don’t have to join in, you can watch and learn.

Q. Do I need to be fit to come along?
A. No.

Q. Do I need prior martial arts experience?
A. No. This is aimed at everyone, no experience necessary.

Q. Will you cover defence against knives and guns?
A. We’ll talk about it and the first 3 rules of self-defence but there is no way for most people to physically stop a blade or bullet.

Q. What if I have any injuries/ long-standing conditions?
A. Obviously you should be careful. You don’t have to join in the practical exercises. You can watch and learn.

Q. Is there an age limit?
Minimum age is 16, no maximum age.

Q. Can I wear glasses?
A. Yes.

Q. What would I need to wear?
A. Don’t wear your best clothes but anything else is fine. Sports wear. Every day wear. Whatever you’re comfortable in.

A. Do I need to bring a mat or anything with me?
A. If you have a mat, bring it. If you don’t, that’s fine too. Apart from the floor mount, everything else is from standing. Oh and bring water. Or there’s a bar downstairs which serves soft drinks, crisps – and alcohol.

A. Can I come with my mum? My daughter?
Q. Yes. Minimum age 16 please.

Q. Can men attend?
A. The practical situations are aimed primarily at women but men can attend too.

Q. Will I be an expert at self-defence after this?
A. No, of course not.

Q. How do I keep this up?
A. Attend our karate classes…

Who’s the instructor?

Frank Jennings is founder and chief instructor at Senshi Karate. He has trained in karate since 1996 and is currently a 3rd Dan black belt. He has two daughters who are also black belts.

Where & when

Saturday 28 March 2020, 2pm-4pm, Meridian Sports & Social Club, Charlton Park Lane, Charlton, SE7 8QS More

Duration: 1.5-2 hours

Price: £10. (Don’t forget to pay for parking if you use the car parks).

Ready to sign up?

Get in touch and reserve your space!

Contact Frank by 📨 email or 📞 phone 07788 584305

Please note: while Senshi Karate students aged 16+ are welcome to attend, this workshop is not included in the upfront term payments.

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