key It is not an old martial art, passed down through generations with no access to the founder. In fact, you will get the opportunity to train with Andy Norman (the founder) himself, as well as the DL Top Team.
key2 Andy Norman (Defence Lab Founder) has an incredible training background as well as an interesting and very colourful past. He has also become world renowned for his maverick ways, and his intensely creative and ingenious talent when it comes to the study and development of modern urban martial arts and its methodology and tactics.
enter site Deals with all aspects of encountering violence, from verbal aggression to physical aggression, from fighting on your feet and from fighting on the ground, AS WELL AS all the other levels in between – because in a real fight you will end up in places and positions that you have most likely not thought about or want to be in. Therefore being familiar with all of these positions and knowing how to effectively move, transition and strike back at every level is vital.
Our style has even been recognised and adopted by Hollywood itself. When searching for a new fighting style for Batman in the latest Batman movies, the makers of the film turned to Andy Norman who then trained Christian Bale and Liam Neeson for Batman Begins. Defence Lab has since been featured in other numerous movies including the Taken movies with Liam Neeson again, Mission Impossible III and IV with Tom Cruise, as well as the movie Jack Reacher, and Clash of the Titans to name a few. In fact, it is definitely worth watching the video below in which you will hear the makers and fight choreographers of Batman Begins explain why they chose this amazing new style?
Our instructors come fully trained and qualified, fully insured and CRB/DBS checked. They receive special on-going training throughout the year not only on developing their own skills but also on learning how to teach better by using the latest teaching methods, thereby improving themselves to be the best they can be, which in turn greatly benefits our students.
These are only a few reasons as to why we think you should choose Defence Lab, but the best way to find out is to come and try one of our classes for FREE.
See what were the reasons for this new fighting style being chosen for the Batman Movie.