Battle-tested and proven self defence system, taught near to you in Cobham, KT22, Surrey

The reality is that the world can be a dangerous place. Our self defence classes, based near Cobham and Stoke d’Abernon, are designed to teach our students how to handle violent street altercations of all descriptions. Our self defence system is based on DNA Fight Science which has been developed over 20 years of study into the mental, physical and spiritual aspects of violence.

Whether you are feeling nervous about walking out late at night on your own, you want to develop your fitness in a fun or enjoyable way, or you are looking for a hobby that will boost your self esteem and make you feel more confident, whilst learning the skills to protect yourself in dangerous situations, Defence Lab provides the answers.

It doesn’t matter how old you are, if you have any martial arts experience, or your level of fitness, our classes are designed for everyone, in any shape or size, who has a willingness to learn.

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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The benefits of Defence Lab Training include:

  • Defend against street attacks with multiple attackers
  • Protect yourself and the people around you
  • Sharpen your awareness
  • Improve body coordination and agility
  • Improve your fitness and strength
  • Increase your self confidence and self esteem
  • Increase your situational awareness
  • Learn how to avoid, prevent and de-escalate potential situations
  • Learn how to protect yourself from the ground upwards
  • Learn how to fight back against knife or gun attacks
  • Develop a greater ability to handle verbal or physical aggression

We also run private lessons (either one-to-one or for small groups), corporate team-building events and bespoke packages, seminars for women and we even have a fun and exciting programme for children’s parties. We also teach martial arts classes in New Malden.

If you are interested in learning more or booking a taster session at one of our classes, please call us on 0800 246 1878 or email

Self defence for kids in and around Cobham and Stoke d’Abernon

Defence Lab Training is the modern martial arts and self defence phenomenon that is taking the world by storm. Our kids’ programme, DL Kids, teaches children about how to stay safe. Techniques are learnt via drills and games, as well as partner work and scenario-based learning. The system is designed to keep people safe and rises personal awareness levels, so kids learn to detect and avoid issues before they start.

They also learn how to react to bullies and develop more self-esteem. Our classes are not a sport but are lots of fun and we believe in providing effective resolutions to real situations. All our classes inspire a boost in ethical and moral characteristics, including teamwork, respect and focus. We also teach some of the curriculum from Learning for Life.

The classes provide a great physical workout, boosting strength, agility, coordination, stamina and general fitness.

Our programme makes a great alternative to:

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

Private self defence and MMA training in Cobham, Surrey

If you are wishing to fine-tune your skills or kickstart your training, we offer private one to one training or small group training, where we can organise a private training schedule with any of our experienced instructors. These can also form a great addition to regular classes and we can train at a pace that suits you, focusing on specific techniques.

Self defence events and team-building sessions in KT10

We organise some of the most exciting and innovative Defence Lab workshops and courses. We can organise a bespoke event or series of events for you and our team-building activities are a tried and tested way for groups to develop a sense of vision, building trust and boosting communication, whilst also learning some potentially life-saving  skills. Increase staff motivation, staff loyalty and staff retention. We can also bring our programme to you and can customise the sessions to meet your specific needs.

For a free taster session for one of our self-defence classes in Cobham, ring us today

If you are interested in finding out more about our self defence classes or you wish to book a taster session for yourself or your child, please call us now on 0800 246 1878 or email

For self defence that really works in Chessington, Woking and Leatherhead, we will give you the answers.

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