Reality Based Training

Every time you learn a new skill to a good level of competence, you give yourself options that you wouldn’t have had, and any one of them just might be your key to surviving a potential threat to life event one day. Personal Protection options steer us away from the physical, this is then supported with a tool box of hand-to-hand skills as our main foundational tools. 

Some obvious Self Protection skills would include:

Environmental awareness

  1. Does my assailant have friends nearby? Could this become multiple attacker situation.
  2. Is this a bad area? 
  3. Am I restricting my movement? Flat soled shoes I can’t run in. Jeans I can’t kick or knee in. A tight shirt I can’t strike in.
  4. Am I in a restricted area? A subway? A room with only 1 exit. A toilet cubicle. Many professional bouncers, when going to the toilet on the job lock themselves in the cubicle instead of using the urinal in case of an attack from behind.

Verbal Self Defence (talking someone down)

  1. Don’t answer a question with another question, escalating the situation.
  2. Correct use of body language. Non-combative & non-threatening.
  3. Take the conversation off in a different direction.

The ultimate progression for these said skills can be developed with realistic scenario training that will allow us to apply our skill under adrenaline based, replicated circumstance to prepare for a likely event.

Tonight’s Classes 

In class tonight we worked on core striking skills, #panantukan entries, Muay Thai clinch knees & ground pins & joint locks. In the second class we worked our #Boxing, #MuayThai sparring, 6 count #Sinawali with double stick, single stick hubud & single stick sombrada.Integrated Defence Concepts. #selfdefence based #martialarts at Urban Fitness & Combat in #Huddersfield www.thefightlab.org

The 5 ways of attack

Single Direct Attack
– Commonly called SDA, this is nothing more than the shortest distance from weapon to target is a straight line.

Attack by Combination

– This is a sequence of two or more single attacks. They can be any combination, foot, fist, knee or whatever.

Attack by drawing

– In Attack by drawing you sucker the fellow in. You can do this by leaving an exposed target for him, or by moving so that he will respond in a certain manner, and so on.

Progressive Indirect Attack

– The fourth of the Five Ways of Attack is to move in a way that the opponent moves, and then shift your intention and attack along another line. For instance, a simple example of this would be to feint a punch to the face, and when the attacker raises his hands to block you punch him in the belly.Self defence Huddersfield

Hand Immobilisation Attack

– Attack by trapping. The idea is to slap your hands over or down, or somehow manipulate the opponent’s hands so they are trapped. You then take advantage of confusion, and usually superior positioning.

Self Defence Concepts Class

Self Defence Huddersfield

Next class!

Self Defence Concepts at TheFightLab

Tuesdays 7.45pm £6

Based at Urban Fitness & Combat

Lockwood, Huddersfield 

www.thefightlab.org/self-defence

Self Protection Training

Self defence Huddersfield


Self Defence ConceptsWe know that martial arts can deliver self-defence skills however this class is focused on exactly that. The fluff and traditional elements of martial arts have been stripped away to provide functionality. There is no “wax on and wax off” here. It is just a functional and modern system. Our training consists of:

  • Technique drilling
  • Pressure testing
  • Controlled sparring with protective equipment
  • Street scenario training 
  • Knowledge of self defence law

Tuesdays 7.45pm

At Urban Fitness & Combat in Huddersfield

www.thefightlab.org/self-defence