Self defence classes in Cheam

Defence Lab is a practical and powerful self-defence system that is free-thinking and enjoyable to learn, for all ages and abilities. We offer regular weekly classes, private lessons, team-building exercises and tailor-made packages for corporate clients in Cheam, Belmont and the surrounding areas.

We have taken the most practical self-defence and martial art techniques and created a unique programme that is fun to learn, develops mental awareness, self esteem, discipline, fitness and strength and is useful in the modern world because we focus on the threat of multiple attackers in a real life scenario.

Our unique fighting system is:

  • Truly based on reality and what might happen if you were attacked in the street
  • Deals with multiple attackers
  • Not designed for competitions or in a ring but in real life where everything is focussed on protecting yourself and others
  • To learn more, please read our section on ‘Why Choose Defence Lab

To register for a free Defence Lab taster session, please call us on 0800 246 1878 or email and we will call you back.

Both my boys LOVE Defence Lab. They really enjoy the classes, have made lots of new friends and have gained so much more confidence. The class is fun which makes them want to teach their friends and cousins the new things they have learned 🙂 .

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    Self defence training for businesses and schools in Cheam, Surrey

    As well as our weekly classes that are held throughout your local area, we run a number of bespoke services, designed for both children and adults in Cheam.

    These include:

    • Corporate staff training and team-building: Are you looking for new ways to boost staff productivity, retention and loyalty? Why not reward and motivate them with our fun team-building sessions? We create a series of tailor-made events for corporate clients and these can be a great way for staff to bond, have fun and learn valuable new skills. These sessions can be designed according to your industry or work. Our previous clients include AMYA UK, AECOM, Parkour Generations and Historic Royal Palaces to name a few.
    • Self defence courses for schools and colleges: We can provide self defence training in local schools, so we can equip students to defend themselves if they ever face a dangerous situation. Designed around the syllabus we teach in our DL Kids classes, these sessions will help improve your student’s confidence, focus and fitness levels.
    • Seminars including women-only self defence: We can teach defence sessions for women, tailored towards the specific threats that women face. These seminars show participants how to defend themselves in potential life-threatening situations and provides them with the tools they need to escape violent encounters.
    • Private sessions: If you are looking for 1-2-1 or small group self defence classes, we teach private sessions. Whether you already train at one of our weekly classes and are looking for a way to improve more quickly, or you want to learn our unique form of self defence from scratch, these sessions allow quicker progression and a deeper understanding of Defence Lab. We can also tailor these sessions to focus on something specific, if you wish.

    To speak to our team about any of our bespoke packages, please contact us on 0800 246 1878.

    Discover more about our martial arts classes in Cheam

    Defence Lab is an individual self defence programme, where every principle, technique and philosophy is tested against the question “does it work?”. We have put it to the test so there are no outdated moves and because we live in a world that is constantly changing, our programme is incredibly open-minded and designed to develop and adjust as time moves on.

    Defence Lab is a fantastic alternative to the following martial arts programmes:

    • Krav Maga
    • Karate
    • Taekwondo
    • Kung Fu
    • Mixed martial arts or MMA
    • Combat martial arts
    • Hand to hand combat
    • Kick-boxing
    • Silat
    • Muay Thai or Thai boxing
    • Boxing
    • Wing Chun
    • Aikido
    • Jeet Kun Do

    Children’s self-defence courses in Cheam

    Every parent understandably wants to keep their child safe at all times and for them to grow up feeling confident, happy and respectful. The DL Kids programme is designed to teach effective self-defence, with a softer approach tailored specifically for children. Our programme also focuses on other key life skills such as teamwork, respect, discipline, self control and ethical values.

    Other benefits include:

    • Developing a strong sense of personal belief and confidence
    • Increasing the ability to concentrate and focus
    • Improving physical fitness
    • Improving body co-ordination and agility
    • The ability to deal with and prevent being bullied

    Our lessons are always taught in a fun and inclusive environment and everyone who trains with Defence Lab gets a chance to train with the founder Andy Norman and the top team.

    Classes are held every Monday and Wednesdays at Dorchester Primary School in Worcester Park.

    The timings are as follows:

    6-6.45pm – Super Sparks (4-6 year olds)
    7-7.45pm – Street Smart (7-12 year olds)
    8-9pm – DNA (Teenagers and adults)

    Discover more about our martial arts classes in Cheam

    Please don’t hesitate to call us to find out more about Defence Lab classes or to register for a free taster class. We can be reached on 0800 246 1878 or you can email

    Get in touch today to see how we can help you!