We take the art of Shoot-Boxing, BJJ & MMA into the street. TheFightLab is Huddersfield's premier reality based self defence venue and we have experience training both the public, security, hospital & police staff. Though based onShoot-Boxing, BJJ & MMA we are in a state of constant evolution and we are never standing still, fuelled by research and investigation. Our syllabus is designed to be usable immediately without years of honing. This is a highly efficient & effective martial art with its no-nonsense approach to dealing with an attacker that is armed or unarmed. We are dedicated towards the study and investigation of survival of the modern day streets.

This program will give you all the tools you need to stop the most common types of violent encounters with your newly developed and STRESS TESTED physical skills, and will let you walk around with a better understanding of the world around you.


Dealing with life and death street violence is unfortunately a reality in our world.  Our Self Defence syllabus was born out of years of training in Shoot-Boxing, BJJ & MMA and other reality based self defence systems. The aim is to take it into into a modern street combative structure. No point scoring, no tapouts...

You will learn:

Striking: Striking-based training that is both defensive and offensive; emphasis on footwork and “close-range” fighting. Use of punches, elbows, hammer-fists, knees, kicks, headbutts.

Street Grappling: Develop the skills for stand-up grappling (throws, takedowns etc.) as well as learning how to fight off the ground and regain your feet again.

Guards - The fundamental defensive tools of our syllabus.


GUARDS: Guards provide you with a solid cover to defend and attack at the same time.

PARRIES & TRAPPING: Parries and hand traps are an essential skill-set when learning how to counter-strike effectively and when “smashing & entering”. These nullify your opponent’s defence and allow you to counter and flow into your attacking response.

GRAB & CLINCH DEFENCE: Clinching the opponent can be used to eliminate the opponent's effective usage of some kicks & punches. The clinch can also be used as a medium to switch from stand-up fighting to ground fighting by using takedowns, throws or sweeps.


PUNCHES: You will learn all the types of punches, including combinations to make your punching skills well-rounded and effective in all situations.

KICKS & KNEES: Kicks of Muay Thai & K1 style Kickboxing are used as long and medium range weapons to disable opponents, maintain distance, and create opportunities for additional strikes. Knee strikes are close-range devastating weapons that easily drop your opponent or setup a finish.

HEADBUTTS: Headbutts are very powerful weapons that are used in extreme close quarters combat. Shoulder attacks are also close range weapons used to create space and setup takedowns & throws.

JOINT LOCKS & CHOKES: Joint locks are grappling techniques involving manipulation of an opponent's joints in such a way that the joints reach their maximal degree of motion. Thus rendering you in control of you attacker. Chokes constrict around the assailants neck to restrict the blood supply to the brain, rendering them unconscious.

Our syllabus is about street combat and survival situations where you must do all that you can to fight, defend, protect, and survive. This means dirty tactics that quickly change the outcome of a fight.


Used as both offensive and defensive tactics, smashing & entering allows you to safely and effectively close  the distance in hand to hand combat.

BLOCKS & GUARDS: Guards are a high protection “covers” that are both defensive and offensive. They are your base-layer of entering into close quarters combat range to clinch & takedown.

HAMMERS & TRAPS: Hammer Strikes create “smashing” entries that give you the power to blast through your opponents guards and attacks. Hammer strike movements open up lines for traps that give you superior control over your opponent to shield, takedown or finish.