What to expect

Do you want to get fit, gain confidence and learn how to protect yourself and family members?

Do you keep putting it off because you’re nervous? In the back of your mind you picture a place where everyone is either a super ninja or an MMA fighter.
What if it’s totally awkward and you don’t know what to do? What if it’s physically too difficult?
You fear everything from wearing the wrong clothes to getting hit by someone who looks like The Rock. Here’s what actually happens in a typical self-defense class South Coast Self Defence. 

When you meet us

We will discuss your requirements and expectations (what you would like to achieve), we will ask you to complete a medical questionnaire and chat with you about any concerns you may have. The classes will be fun and enjoyable, but you will learn as you progress techniques which will ensure you and your loved ones can remain safe. 

The warm up

Classes starts with a 10-15 minute warm-up to get your heart pumping. Every class is different, so your warm-up might include pushups, sit-ups, lunges or other basic bodyweight exercises. Once your body is warm we will lead you through active stretching. 

The Class

The system we have developed is designed for men, women and children of all ages and abilities. 

We scale the intensity of the class up or down depending on the fitness level of our students. Each class involves some functional fitness, power exercises and warm up games. We then work on some striking and self defence techniques from the from our syllabus. 

We end the class with some summary drills and conditioning exercises.

You will be working with a partner, or in small groups throughout the class. We will demonstrate and teach you the various self defence techniques along with the tactical behavior that comes with the training, such as how to avoid dangerous people and dangerous places. You are certain of a good work out whilst learning effective self defence moves. Expect to work hard, sweat a little, make some friends and have fun.

You will learn how to -

 

  • AVOID DANGEROUS PEOPLE AND PLACES
  • USE EVERYDAY OBJECTS TO PROTECT YOUR SELF
  • USE THE BODY'S NATURAL REFLEXES
  • KNOW WHEN TO RUN TO SAFETY
  • STRIKE AT VULNERABLE POINTS
  • NEUTRALISE THE THREAT
  • AVOID INJURY
  • ALL WHILST GETTING FIT AT THE SAME TIME

What to wear and bring

Loose fitting clothing and good trainers are all that are required. A bottle of water would be a good idea along with a towel in case you get very warm. Self defence typically involves working closely with a partner or a trainer, therefore personal hygiene is very important.