Expert self defence classes for kids and families in Twickenham and Whitton

Are you a woman who is concerned about your safety late at night when you are out on your own and you need a confidence boost? Perhaps you are looking for a fun, effective and unique way to get fit and burn calories? Or maybe you are looking for an expert self defence coach in Twickenham or Whitton who really knows and understands the world of self defence?

At Defence Lab, we teach a new martial art and self defence system that is truly going global around the world. Designed for everyone, no matter what age, gender or fitness ability, we offer group sessions, private classes and tailor-made corporate events and team-building sessions for local businesses. We can even offer specific training for staff, according to their industry or work.

Defence Lab is based on the scientific study of the mental and physical effects of reality-based combat and self-defence. Defence Lab’s DNA Fight Science is a free-thinking combat system that is constantly changing, growing and evolving with its surroundings. Traditional martial arts are often constrained by antiquated views and moves that do not work in the world that we live in today – not Defence Lab! This is a tried and tested system that has  even been adopted by A-List celebrities and Hollywood stars in films such as the ‘Batman’ films with Christian Bale, ‘Jack Reacher’ with Tom Cruise and the ‘Taken’ movies with Liam Neeson – to name just a few!

We do not consider the system perfect and we are all learning and striving for advancement at all times. Continuous learning is our ethos and central to the success of Defence Lab.

Our martial arts and personal self defence system programme is completely unique and makes a superb alternative to:

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

To request a free taster session in your local area, please ring 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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Self defence and martial arts for kids in Twickenham, boosting self esteem and fitness

If you are looking for an extra-curricular activity for your children, which will help them gain confidence, make new friends and build fitness and motor skills, our DL Kids programme offers all these benefits and more.

Within a structured and friendly framework, your child will learn about diffusing potentially difficult situations and we look at all aspects of  emotional and physical attack and self defence.

Our system promotes:

  • Good manners
  • Self-respect
  • Personal safety and responsibility
  • Confidence and personal growth
  • Beating the bullies
  • Focus and discipline
  • Teamwork
  • Health and fitness

Many parents worry about bullying and we help children beat the bullies. Read our blog on what you may not know about bullying.

Martial arts and self defence classes for women and men in Whitton

Our adult classes are based on a system developed by Andy Norman, a martial arts veteran with a colourful past! Every move and practice is tested against the question, ‘Does it work?’ and results directly from real human experience and events, alongside scientific training within the ‘Lab’.

We can offer group and 1-2-1 defence classes in the local areas, including Croydon, Morden, Surbiton, Teddington and Worcester Park.

Our classes offer the following benefits and much more:

  • Burn calories and aid weight loss
  • Improve strength, fitness and all-over body conditioning
  • Help to build confidence, self-awareness and self esteem
  • Develop flexibility and mobility
  • De-stress for better sleep
  • Promote new friendships and team spirit

Team-building, seminars and corporate events in Surrey

We offer bespoke corporate and team-building events for organisations, schools and colleges, including seminars and workshops.

These include:

  • Specific training for children and teens
  • Team-building
  • Tailor-made packages for corporate clients
  • Training specific to a certain industry or work
To register for a FREE taster session, simply call us on 0800 246 1878 OR complete this form:
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Call us to learn more about our martial arts and self defense system in Twickenham and Whitton!

We would love to tell you more about Defence Lab and the benefits it can offer you. Please book a free taster session by calling 0800 246 1878 or emailing us on . Or fill in an online contact form and we will give you a call back.