We believe in providing high quality self-defence and self-protection training along with fitness and fun.
Be Street Safe is a self-protection and self-defence training provider located in Essex. Our training is drawn from best practices and covers both the physical and non-physical aspects of self-protection. The physical training is drawn mainly from Krav Maga and the practical karate training style of the British Combat Karate Association.
We are dedicated to helping you keep yourself safe. While we come from different martial arts backgrounds, we believe that effectiveness is more important than tradition so we will modify technique and borrow unashamedly from other styles. Our philosophy is that physical fitness and mental toughness are critical to the success of self-defence. Consequently we place a lot of emphasis on training that improves strength, power and stamina. Many of our members come along just to get fit and stay fit. We are a friendly and inclusive group of people with women forming over 30% of our active members.
The most important aspect of our training is to ensure it is practical and relevant for self-defence and not hidebound by tradition. Many modern martial arts schools no longer teach students practical techniques that will actually work. That's okay as long as they are honest about it, but many aren't. Take a look at our simple breakdown of why your karate (or any martial art you have seen in use, including judo, BJJ, and even some "self-defence" classes) might not be teaching you what you need.
Other pages have more detail on our syllabus.
While you are here, why not check out our Practical Karate Guide? Whether you are an instructor or student of karate, this section is packed full of suggestions on how to make your karate more practical for self-defence without fundamentally changing its nature.
During the COVID panic we are not running in person lessons. Hopefully from June 2021 we will be able to run our four week introductory courses to help kick-start your self-defence journey. Email us for details of when the next course starts.