Self Defence in Huddersfield. Huddersfield FGC Self Defence. FGC is a modern hybrid self defence system, known for its focus on real-world grappling & striking techniques. Krav Maga



FightLab Goshin Combatives (FGC) is a modern functional self defence system, known for its focus on real-world situations and efficient counter-attacks. Our Combatives syllabus was created through life experiences, influenced through years of study and research. As a result, it has evolved and become an effective method of self defence.

FGC Self Defence develops the mind, body and emotions in order to channel the individual's energy to survive unexpected violence. FGC Self Defence students become fluid and dynamic in their movements and learn to find a solution under pressure.

Even if self-defence taught here is never used in life, it's still going to give you confidence, to help her walk down the street feeling unafraid, to know you have techniques to defend herself if a someone tries to hurt you or to leave an unhealthy relationship you want to escape from.

Learn to defend yourself from common, realistic attacks

Authentic real-life simulations


Being in the wrong place at the wrong time can happen to anyone. What happens if someone has a knife or other weapon and decides to use it? These are the situations where Combatives can be extremely useful. With authentic real-life simulations in our training, we always focus on the self defence aspect first and foremost, following through with a counter-attack as necessary to keep a bad situation from turning worse.

We focus of 3 specific areas:

  1. Striking
  2. Close quarter fighting
  3. Groundfighting


We specialise in the scientific study of the physical and mental aspects of reality-based combat and self-defence.

We give our students an in-depth understanding of defence skills and the instinctual capacity to survive. All basic elements of self protection are covered including personal security ‘Soft Skills’ and combative tools ‘Hard Skills’, pre-emption for a pro-active response when conflict is unavoidable as well as all elements of situational counter offence.

Understanding of predatory behaviour, pre-threat cues, Self Defence and UK Law as well as the emotional/psychological response that is attached to the ‘adrenal release’ during potential violent confrontation is also practiced and fully understood.


We offer individual one-on-one sessions with a personal trainer or small class environments for Combatives. Our classes are perfect for anyone looking for a new way to get fit and learn self protection skills.

As Huddersfield's premier 'reality based' self defence school, we have experience teaching people in the public service industry (including police officers on a private basis) and the public. No matter if you’re a beginner or seasoned practitioner, training Combatives at TheFightLab will increase your skills and fitness level.


Many styles out there have an ingenious trick to avoid being able to prove if there style actually works of not. The trick is, they never spar, with the excuse there style is "far to dangerous" to spar. They seem to "train" often, but you never see them doing a live force on force setting. We prefer to put our money where our mouth is and we encourage our combatives student to get involved in our MMA & Shoot-Boxing programs as well.


Are you prepared to push yourself to new limits? At TheFightLab in Huddersfield, we will push ourselves right along with you in our Combatives classes and training. Our trainers will do everything in their power to help you achieve your fitness goals. Get your membership today, or sign up for a single session to see why we’re one of the best reality self defence gyms in the area.

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Sensei Mark Rawson

• Self Defence, Shoot-Boxing & MMA Coach


  • 1st Dan (Shodan) Black Belt Japanese K1 Kickboxing
  • 1st Degree, Red Prajioud (Instructor) in Muay Thai
  • Cobra Self Defence certified instructor
  • Cobra Martial Arts Association approved
  • Member of the National Black Belt Register

Other styles studied

  • MMA
  • Krav Maga
  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
  • Japanese Ju-Jitsu
  • KFM