Welcome to Defence Lab. We run life-changing martial arts and self-defence classes for adults, children and women of all ages and fitness levels near Bisley and Knaphill. Our MMA combat system delivers highly practical self defence techniques and tactics and is based on two decades of scientific study of the physical and mental aspects of attack. It is designed with the body’s natural instincts in mind and it is designed to be used under the real pressure of stressful situations, including de-escalating heated exchanges and fighting multiple attackers on the street. We teach our students self-analysis and how to escape danger, prevent it and if all else fails, to use it to fight back.
Our system will help you:
- Stay safe: Defence Lab teaches students vital skills and tactics, including mass attack scenarios, MMA-skilled opponents and knife threats
- Get confident: Our classes improve mindset and self esteem
- Get fit: If you want to seriously improve energy levels, get fit and build strength, then Defence Lab could be right for you
- De-stress: Our system is designed to help students handle stress and be able to focus more clearly
Here at Defence Lab, all instruction is friendly, inclusive and relaxed – there are no egos! Unlike many ancient martial arts, we do not believe that our system is perfect. It is changing and evolving and being questioned whether it works at all time. Even our best and most accomplished instructors consider themselves to be learning all the time.
In recent years, the Defence Lab phenomenon has gone global and our martial arts system has been used in Hollywood for over a decade. Defence Lab founder Andy Norman has been a fight consultant to many of the biggest names in the industry, including Tom Cruise and Christian Bale.
We offer group MMA classes, martial arts for kids, martial arts for women, 1-2-1 private sessions or training in small groups, alongside corporate group training, bespoke team-building events and tailor-made seminars. If you are interested to hear more or wish to try one of our self-defence courses in Bisley for free before you join up, then please call us today on 0800 246 5937.
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DL Kids: Martial arts training for children near to you in Bisley and Knaphill
Are you looking for a way for your child to get fit, gain confidence and learn a completely new martial arts system? The DL Kids programme is the same as the adult one but is especially designed for children. It combines drills, games and fun, whilst teaching our kids how to defend themselves and others against a variety of threats. If you are concerned about bullying or your child’s safety, Defence Lab will give you valuable peace of mind, especially when you are not with your child.
Our classes, run by DBS/CRB-checked and experienced instructors, are fun and informal but also there are underlying themes of discipline, respect and teamwork in all of our classes. Our students learn to listen, respect themselves and others and they grow in confidence and maturity. They also learn some of the curriculum from the programme Learning for Life.
Students also get fit, burn calories and get a real dose of heart-pumping exercise. Our martial arts lessons provide functional fitness, are great for fat loss, strength training, agility, mobility, flexibility, spatial awareness and control. Regular exercise is also one of the best ways to improve mood and leads to improved sleep and increased focus in school.
Bespoke martial arts events, team-building and private lessons in and around Bisley
Alongside our weekly classes for adults and kids, which run in a series of locations in the local areas, we also offer the following services:
- Private 1-2-1 sessions for individuals or small group training
- Fun, energetic and unique children’s parties
- Personal safety and self-defence classes for children, women and adults
- Women’s-only personal safety seminars and events
- Bespoke events for schools and colleges
- Tailor-made corporate training or team-building events