The self-defence lessons that we provide are based on our Shito-ryu style of karate which, as a style, has its grounding in potential ‘real world’ fighting situations. The techniques that we use, such as blocking, are very direct with no unnecessary additional movement. They are made even more effective because of this; any unnecessary movement adds time. Time is something that you normally don’t get much of in a fight.
If confronted with a threatening situation, our advice would always be to walk or run away. The risk of injury is always too real. However, our classes will prepare you for scenario’s where confrontation cannot be avoided. We teach techniques for defending against knife and bottle attack, for example, as well as throwing techniques. They are really useful in scenarios where self-defence is a requirement.