Chow Gar Hakka Southern Praying Mantis Kung fu
Self Defence Courses
These courses are usually taught over a period of 10 x 1 hour sessions in small groups to maximise learning. Our self defence courses center around awareness and avoiding confrontation. However, we realise that in some cases and some particular environments there is a need to be learnt in cases where avoidance is not possible.
Self defence techniques have to be simple to be effective and even these simple effective techniques are difficult to employ under the severe stress caused by the natural reaction of fear and the biological consequences of this such as the increase in adrenalin. These courses are taught by fully qualified instructors, with a minimum 10 years + experience, and who have a strong background in the Chinese traditional Martial Arts, Chow Gar Hakka Southern Praying Mantis Kung Fu. This Chinese martial art has not been adapted in the past for sport or to teach children like some other martial arts, and therefore it has retained all its higly effective, and dangerous fighting techniques. It may however take a number of years to learn effectively, so only a small number of techniques will be taught on the self defence course, where the emphasis is on pre-emptive strikes in order to allow the defender to get away from the scene of trouble, as quickly and safely as possible.
You will not learn the locks, kicks or more advanced techniques covered in the main Chinese style as although some of these could be taught within the time period it is completely unrealistic to assume they could be employed effectively under pressure in such a short space of time.
Over confidence or a false sense of security could be the most dangerous part of attending a self defence course, and this is covered in depth during the course. There are many self defence courses around, but we strongly believe practicality and a sense of realistic expectation must be an integral part of any self defence course.
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