Self defence for women: 6 week course

Health and Wellbeing Events
2018-05-31 19:30
The Natural Health Hub (tucked down an alleyway between the Halifax and The Dogs Trust)
01590 670955
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Contact Person
Sue Leach
First Line of Venue Address
87b High Street
SO41 9AN

Run over six Thursday evenings (19 & 26 April, 10, 17 & 24 May, and 7th June from 7.30pm to 9pm), this is a very exclusive course with a restricted class size of eight students and two instructors, an ex-police instructor and a female self-defence expert, to offer you close attention and instruction.

We will teach a combination of the following:

  • Simple self-defence
  • Personal safety and safeguarding
  • Assessing situations and planning for your safety
  • Ketsugo martial arts – a street-optimised combination of aikido, krav maga, wing chun, taiho jutsu and the police officer safety training system

Our objectives are to empower you by making you better able to make safe judgements about your personal safety and by helping you become capable of neutralising any threats to your personal safety should the need arise. Our philosophy is ‘Be your own bodyguard!’ and that is exactly what we want to help you achieve.

We cater for ladies of all ages and physical ability. Youth and fitness are obviously advantages for the physical aspects of our training, but they are not necessary and we aim to make you safer and more careful regardless of your age. Whatever advantages or challenges you have, it is our objective to help you make the most of them and increase your personal safety.

The instructors are Dr Caroline Wilkins and former police officer and chief police officer safety instructor Rod Walton. Rod has served 25 years as a police officer in London and has been involved in the policing of many terrorist events. He holds black belts in taiho jutsu, spirit combat and advanced grade in aikido. Rod trained in the various police self-defence systems at various police training centres within the UK and was qualified to teach the police handcuffing and baton systems as well as police self-defence systems. He is also the creator of the ketsugo self-defence system, which draws on his experience of many martial arts and practical street-based self-defence. Caroline has trained in judo, ju jitsu, karate do shotokai, aikido and ketsugo and she holds a BTEC Level 3 self-defence instructor qualification.

Both Rod and Caroline are passionate about teaching self-defence and martial arts. They can be spotted training out in the wilds of the New Forest every day and very much look forward to sharing their experience and love of the subject with students. Their love of the martial arts and self-defence is contagious! They believe that anyone can be made safer with a bit of training – and the more training the better. Classes and courses are taught with the beliefs that people learn better when they are having fun, that no one should be made to look silly and that each person should be encouraged to compete only with themselves and become the best they can be.

Places on the course are expected to go quickly and are offered on a first come, first served basis.

The syllabus for the course will include:

  • Self-defence and the law
  • Personal safety and safeguarding
  • Situational assessment
  • Situational awareness
  • Planning a safer night out
  • Avoiding rape and sexual assault
  • Basic skills – movement and blocking
  • Using your elbows
  • Using your knees
  • Using your hands – hammer fist and palm heel
  • Using your feet – kicking
  • Making an attacker back off
  • Breakaways
  • Defending lapel or chest grabs
  • Sexual assault defences
  • Simple knife defence

Additional benefits from self-defence training may include:

  • Improved self-confidence
  • Improved assertiveness

They look forward to meeting you and are very excited to have the opportunity to share our love of self-defence with you and help you become a bit safer in a dangerous world.

Cost: £120 (payable in advance)

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The Natural Health Hub is Lymington’s health and well-being centre offering an extensive selection of complementary therapies. Services include counselling/psychotherapy, hypnotherapy/NLP, acupuncture, naturopathic nutrition, food intolerance testing and hair mineral analysis, homeopathy, mindfulness, empowerment coaching, reflexology, ear candling, polarity therapy and reiki, as well as a range of pampering holistic massages and facials. Classes on offer are yoga, tai chi and qigong (chi kung). The Hub is a specialist centre for yoga, with all sorts of different classes (day, evening, early morning and Saturdays) for all levels of fitness, challenge and experience, including hatha, vinyasa flow, ashtanga, stress-release yogic relaxation and pregnancy yoga. We stock an extensive selection of supplements, probiotics and natural Neal’s Yard, Weleda and Tropic beauty products. The Hub runs a full calendar of talks/workshops on natural health and empowerment issues, not least ever-popular monthly sound baths. Book right away to avoid disappointment! Book online at or give us a call on 01590 670955.uH


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