Tailored self-defence training for team-building and staff away days

Are you looking for a way to re-energise your team so they re-connect, are more productive, and work more closely together? Would you like staff team-building sessions within your workplace or another place of your choosing?

After more than a year of remote working for many businesses during the Covid pandemic and in a time when corporate well-being has never been more important, Defence Lab Training is here to help you demonstrate that you care about your staff. Our staff training and team-building sessions in London, Surrey and much of South East England can be completely bespoke to your requirements.

Our martial arts and self defence training can be designed to create an interactive session, so your team can get to know each other and learn vital skills, including self defence and personal safety. Whether you would like a single event, day-long course, or a series of workshops delivered over several days, our team-building can be designed to suit you, your business, and your team. We work with businesses and brands across all sectors and with people of all ages and fitness levels.

Our mixed martial arts will not only teach your staff vital skills so they can defend themselves on the street in the face of attack and multiple attackers but it also offers a wealth of other benefits, including improved confidence and self esteem, helps with managing stress, and boosting fitness levels. Our DNA Fight Science programme is an evolved combat system designed for the real world and has grown from real-life experiences, research, pressure testing, and investigations. Is it ideal for both men and women, from your youngest staff members to those who are close to retirement. Our courses can save a life!

Would you like to discuss your requirements? We would be happy to help, so please call 0800 246 1878.

“Defence Lab delivered an informative and interactive self-defence workshop right here in our offices. The defence lab team talked through the different techniques and along with different scenarios in which they are most applicable. The session was absolutely amazing and applicable to individuals of varying fitness levels. I thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend to anyone interested in self-defence. This was a fun way to exercise whilst picking up a new skill.”

AECOMNardia Pyne

“Dear Tahir,

I just wanted to thank you once again for the bespoke women's and teen girls self defence and personal protection workshop you created and delivered for BOLD Women.

Throughout our dealings, I found you polite, knowledgeable and accommodating. You clearly understood my vision and requirements and created a workshop that not only met, but exceeded my needs.

The feedback from the attendees has be phenomenal and everyone agreed there was a good combination of advice, theory and practical exercises that will now support our group to stay safer on the streets.

Thank you once again and I look forward to working with you on similar projects in the future.”

Bold WomenFounder - Bold Women

“We had the pleasure of meeting the Defence Lab at our annual staff conference in June 2019. As fundraisers we often work alone or outside of normal working hours and so it was imperative that we all had some training in self-defence. Farhaj was an excellent instructor who tailored the session to meet this need and trained us all based on our individual level. The feedback from the session was all positive and even one attendee said, “this was both an enjoyable and informative session and I came away feeling empowered.” Thank you to Farhaj and the Defence Lab team for delivering a life-changing session that will be fondly remembered!”

Macmillan Cancer SupportDiana Roberts (Fundraising Manager for Macmillan Cancer Support)

As part of our Health & Wellbeing Programme, Defence Lab Training have provided a number of self-defence staff training sessions at Hampton Court Palace, Kensington Palace and the Tower of London.

Both Tahir and Farhaj have been professional, energetic and engaging in the delivery of these sessions, making the activities fun and we have received very positive feedback from our staff.

They were also very collaborative in agreeing to attend our Health & Wellbeing day event at Hampton Court Palace where staff had the opportunity to interact with our suppliers and local practitioners. Again they engaged with our employees in a friendly and interactive manner, giving their time freely to the organisation and providing advice to individuals.

I would certainly recommend them as a supplier and partner.

Historic Royal PalacesKate Morris - HR Manager

Self defence and team-building events designed for you

Defence Lab Training is unique and will teach your team something incredibly valuable, including how and when to act when they are under pressure. Far from going down zip lines, designing buildings from matchsticks, or building rafts so everyone just falls into the water, Defence Lab events are exciting, innovative, and most importantly – informative.

We use real-life scenarios and your staff will learn a system that is not about sport but is designed for when it truly matters. It is also constantly changing and evolving and your staff will come away with new skills and understanding about how real-life combat works. Read our FAQs.

We teach methods that are practical and fast and can focus on any area or any physical and non-physical aspect of self defence. See our gallery.

Various businesses we have worked with include:

  • Historic Royal Palaces, including staff members of Kensington Palace, Hampton Court Palace, and the Tower of London
  • AECOM
  • Macmillan Cancer Support at their Annual Staff Conference
  • AMYA UK at their Annual Staff Training Weekend
  • Parkour Generations for their Instructor Team
  • And more….

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    Our away days and team building: What are the benefits?

    There are wide-ranging benefits from hosting staff team-building and away day events. Some may argue they are a waste of time or a ‘distraction’ from whatever line of work you may be in, but the reality is, that the opposite is true. They can reward good results, increase morale, help staff work together towards common goals, improve communication, and offer opportunities for team members to get to know one another outside of the office.

    When a company focuses on well-being, it shows they care and this will encourage loyalty, staff retention, and commitment. Getting away from the grindstone also encourages colleagues to think differently and will build tenacity and independence.

    Defence Lab has been shown to bring with it a host of unique benefits. Your staff will feel safer and more confident in public spaces. The skill to avoid or diffuse potentially dangerous situations is hugely important and there are few more empowering feelings than knowing you have the skill to protect yourself or your loved ones.

    Our MMA and self defence is also synonymous with discipline and focus and this can be carried through all areas of life. In addition to this, staff will gain from a noticeable improvement in physical strength and agility and all the associated mental health benefits, such as better sleep and an improved mood.

    Increase Staff Loyalty, Staff Productivity and Staff Retention

    • By rewarding and motivating your staff with our fun ‘Team-Building’ Exercises.
    • With our Tailor-Made Packages for Corporate Clients.

    Increase Staff Loyalty, Staff Productivity and Staff Retention

    • By rewarding and motivating your staff with our fun ‘Team-Building’ Exercises.
    • With our Tailor-Made Packages for Corporate Clients.
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    For away day or team-building training in London and Surrey, call us now

    To chat with us about your work away day or team building, please ring now on 0800 246 1878.

    University of Surrey, Guildford

    University of Surrey, Guildford

    Surrey Young Carers Service Testimonial

    Surrey Young Carers Service Testimonial

    Aecom

    Aecom

    Macmillan Cancer Support

    Macmillan Cancer Support

    Historic Royal Palaces

    Historic Royal Palaces

    ACS Cobham Girl Scouts

    ACS Cobham Girl Scouts

    AMYA

    AMYA

    Parkour Generations

    Parkour Generations