Self defence and self defence fitness classes in Richmond upon Thames and Isleworth

Your safety and ability to defend yourself in the face of adversity on the streets today is what we do. Defence Lab is a global network of self defence and fitness facilities based on the scientific study of the mental and physical aspects of reality-based combat and self defence. Our classes near Richmond upon Thames and Isleworth promote dynamic, progressive and relevant self defence training for all, so our students can cope with dangerous and violent situations.

We offer the following:

  • DNA: Fun and friendly weekly classes for teenagers and adults of all fitness levels and ages
  • DL Kids: Weekly children’s classes for kids from the age of four upwards, which offer a host of physical and mental benefits
  • Bespoke corporate packages for organisations, including self defence seminars and team-building programmes
  • 1-2-1 private lessons for individual and personalise training from our expert self defence coaches

Defence Lab is not a sport and there are no competitions or first place prizes! The free-thinking programme is open to everyone and looks at developing practical and functional resolutions to street altercations, including those against multiple opponents. This is because people are rarely attacked by just one person and Defence Lab is based on reality. Our classes also have in-built element of fitness and fun, so you or your children will want to keep coming back to learn more!

Unlike ancient martial arts, that have rigid systems and antiquated rules, Defence Lab is changing. Our system makes a great alternative to MMA, Kung Fu, Boxing, Jeet Kun Do, Karate, Judo or Muay Thai. You will even get a chance to train with the Defence Lab top team, including the founder of our system, Andy Norman.

Our team have learnt from experts around the world and consider themselves perpetual students, who are always learning and growing. Our system looks at finding the truth and provoking questions that stimulate the truth about combat and make us ask questions so we understand ourselves more fully. It was devised by Andy Norman, who has an incredible training pedigree and interesting past. This system represents and reflects one of the greatest pioneers of urban martial arts training.

Our professional and reliable instructors make everyone feel welcome and included. They are all fully insured and qualified and CRB/DBS checked. Everyone on our team receives ongoing training throughout the year to learn about the very latest teaching methods. We strive to be the best that we can! We also offer classes in nearby Teddington.

To find out more, please call 0800 246 1878 or email

Cannot speak highly enough of Tahir (lead instructor) and his methods of training. My 11 year old daughter started here in December and her enthusiasm show’s no bounds! The whole training ethos has had such a positive impact on her. Training can be hard but is always fun and teaches everyone respect and the value of looking out for not just yourself but friends as well. I can highly recommend this class to anyone interested in getting fitter, having fun and learning skills to take forward in life. Come along, give it a try, you will not be disappointed!!! .

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DL Kids: Our self defence classes for kids near Richmond

Our practical self defence and fitness programme for children from the age of four helps to develop moral and ethical education, alongside fitness and motor skills. Our students learn to respect their peers, be responsible and the importance of good manners. They will also grow in confidence and self-esteem, where they can handle the challenges and obstacles that life throws at them – this will stand them in great stead as they grow.

The physical benefits are also vast and include improving strength, coordination and reflexes. Regular physical exercise has also been proven to be a great stress reliever and help with sleep and mood, so children perform better in their studies and at school.

Our classes mean they will stay safe. They will learn about:

  • How to react to danger
  • How to avoid danger
  • Stranger danger
  • Anti-bullying
  • Greater awareness of themselves and their surroundings

Read our blog about the role of parents within their child’s self defence training.

Tailor-made packages for corporate organisations

Alongside regular weekly classes for adults and children and private self defence lessons (either 1-2-1 or small groups of 2 or more), we offer tailor-made corporate and team-building events, to help increase staff loyalty, staff productivity and staff retention.

These include:

  • Women’s personal safety and self defence
  • Seminars and events for schools, colleges and organisations, aimed specifically at children and teens
  • Bespoke corporate packages
  • Specific training for staff according to industry or work
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Call us today to see how we can help you. Book a free taster session by calling 0800 246 1878 or email us on . Alternatively, you can fill in an online contact form and we will give you a call straight back.