Everything and anything to do with self-defence, covering such issues as your rights under the law in relation to the defence of yourself and others as well as lots of other self-defence related topics.
The Difference Between Self-Defence & Martial Arts For many years I have been involved with the delivery of self-defence training and all of this started a long time ago when I was a young black-belt running ju-jitsu clubs, when I was asked by the local police to deliver some self-defence classes for local groups and businesses. Now that business has … Read more
A landmark research study has proven that teaching women self-defence tactics reduces the risk of sexual assault. Recently a UK research study, the largest conducted on sexual violence and harassment at UK universities, reported in the Guardian newspaper in February this year, reported that more than half of UK students say they have faced unwanted sexual behaviour but only a … Read more
I was recently tagged into a post on Facebook where I was asked for my opinion on a blog post entitled ‘Don’t Put Your Keys Between Your Fingers for Self-Defense’, which you can read here if you wish to – ‘Don’t Put Your Keys Between Your Fingers for Self-Defense‘. The first thing I would say about the post that I … Read more
Some time ago I received the following communication from someone who took a kubotan off a member of staff who was carrying a kubotan. “I was working with a newly qualified DS on an event, only had his badge 3 months and he was on his training course and was actively taught how to use a kubotan by his instructor … Read more
A guy called Graham Leigh who runs a self-defence and martial arts organisation has sent in a great question, which is basically, if I teach someone self-defence and then they use a skill I’ve taught them, which although is deemed to be reasonable in the circumstances, ends up seriously injuring their attacker, can the assailant sue me as the instructor?
How I Started Teaching Self Defence This is the story of how I started teaching self-defence back in 1988 on the back of running a martial arts school (check out the dodgy tracksuit!). This was at the request of the local police and local crime prevention panel, who wanted self-defence courses for local people and local businesses. The concept was … Read more
Why Situational Awareness Fails “Situational awareness” is the term used to describe the capacity of an individual or a team to keep track of the multiple factors that together impinge on safety. An example of this can be found in personal safety/self-defence training courses where individuals are taught to become more aware of their environment and what is going on … Read more
My name is Mark Dawes I’m Director and National Coach Tutor of NFPS Limited and if you’re interested in undertaking a Self Defence Trainer Course to become a properly qualified BTEC Level 3 Self Defence Trainer then you’ve come to the right page.
We’ve been involved in teaching self-defence instruction now for over 30 years and we’re the first organisation ever to write a BTEC Level 3 Award Qualification in Self Defence Instruction, which you can get when you come and train with us on our two-day BTEC Level 3 Self-Defence Instructor Award Course.