Be Street Safe Practical Self-Defence Training and Advice
Be Street SafePractical Self-Defence Training and Advice

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We draw on many great teachers and sources of knowledge. Every recommendation below is someone I have trained with, or a book I have read. I have no financial incentive to make these recommendations although if you buy the books or kit via the Amazon link I will get paid a (small) amount. 

Recommended kit

Iain Abernethy

Iain has been on the grading panel for every Dan grade awarded at our club and its forerunner. We go to his seminars, follow him on YouTube and subscribe to his app. We also all his books and DVDs. Iain is the place to start for practical karate. 


Peter Consterdine

Peter is the founder and principal of the World Combat Association, British Combat Association and the British Combat Karate Association (with whom we are affiliated). Peter is one of the world's foremost authorities on practical martial arts, and a great guy to train with. If you ever get the chance to train with Peter, you should jump at it.




Books we constantly refer to

We meet every Sunday from 09:30 - 11:30 at the Newlands Spring Community Association Hall, Dickens Place, Chelmsford. If you'd like to join us, just turn up on the day at about 09:15 -  no charge for the first session. We also run four week introductory courses to help kick-start your self-defence journey. Email us for details of when the next course starts.

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