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StaySafe Defence Ltd
PO Box 524,


Frequently Asked Questions

Are our courses martial art classes?

No! Here at StaySafe Defence we aren’t your usual ex-military or martial arts experts turned self defence instructors! We have recognised that in today’s world there are lots of risks to your personal safety.  This is why we have drawn on our own personal and professional experiences to give our students the most comprehensive and useful safety skills they will need to protect themselves in real life situations.

At StaySafe Defence we want to promote safe travelling as well as improve personal safety in everyday life. We’ve created a range of self defence and travel safety courses that are accessible and informative to everyone. We hope to share our knowledge and a range of practical skills to keep people safe wherever they are.

There are huge benefits to learning a martial art, yet the skills we teach are practical, effective, easy to use, quick and realistic in a conflict situation.

Do you train women and men together?

Yes we teach men and women together, however we do run a women specific course and if requested can also run a men only course.  Attack patterns do vary for men and women and we draw on this in our courses.  We pride ourselves on helping our students build their confidence to act with assertiveness in conflict situations and understand some people would rather learn in a single sex environment.

Can all ages take part in a course?

Our courses are available for people aged 16 and over and all the courses are designed to be suitable for students of all ages.

Please note:  We are happy to accommodate for students under the age of 16 on request, whether at a school or in a private training situation.  Please email us at for more information and options.

What do the courses cover?

  • Reading body language and understanding barriers to communication
  • Understanding fight, flight or freeze response
  • Recognising Strategies to deal with conflict
  • UK’s law in relation to self defence
  • The use and legality of a pre-emptive strike
  • Various low level breakaway skills
  • Targets and vulnerabilities of the human body
  • Higher level self defence technique
  • Information on essential packing lists and keeping your belongings safe
  • Respecting the local culture and people
  • Medical advice
  • Tips on travelling safely between locations while abroad

This is just a range of topics we cover across our courses.  If there are any other areas of personal and travel safety you are interested in just email us at to discuss what we can offer.

Who are our courses for?

We provide specialized training for:

  • Individuals
  • Anyone who loves to travel
  • Organizations
  • Schools and Universities
  • Women
  • Groups and teams of people
  • Everyone!!

Just email us at for more options.

Are your trainers insured?

Our trainers are all:

  • DBS Checked and Approved
  • Fully Insured
  • First Aid Trained
  • Certified Self Defence Instructors

Our young and highly qualified self defence and breakaway trainers have a huge amount of knowledge and experience. We customize our self defence classes and courses to suit you we make sure that you get the very best out of yourself as well as the course. Alongside selecting the most relevant and up to date information, our safety courses offer excellent value for money and are delivered within realistic timeframes to fit in your busy lifestyle and budget.

What level of fitness do you need to take a course/class?

Everyone needs to know how to protect themselves if they need to! Our self defence lessons are designed to be accessible to everyone. You don’t have to be ‘sporty’ and we can work around most injuries as long as you are safe enough to be able to train within a reasonably dynamic environment.

If you are keen on learning, then we are keen on teaching you!

How much do the course/classes cost?

Our courses and classes vary in price based on the length and certification.  Check out the specific course pages for more information on the pricing and what this includes.  All comprehensive learning materials are included.  If you are booking for larger groups, please contact us about group discounts.  For personalised courses please enquire for a quote.

What is your cancellation policy?

If you are registered for a course and wish to cancel let us know as soon as possible:

  • For cancellations more than 4 weeks before the course date we offer a full refund.
  • For cancellations between 2 and 4 weeks before the course we offer a refund of 50% of what you paid.
  • For cancellations between 1 and 2 weeks before the course we refund 25% of the price you paid.

We are unable to refund any cancellations made within 7 days prior to the course occurring.

There are no refunds available for no attendance or failing to cancel.

If StaySafe Defence have to cancel a course:

StaySafe Defence reserves the right to cancel at any time prior to course commencement due to unforeseen circumstances or insufficient numbers.  If this occurs we will ensure to notify you as soon as possible and refund any fees, or give you an alternative date to attend the same course.

Can I reschedule rather than cancel if I cannot attend?

If you have booked and paid for a workshop and need to reschedule there is an option of transferring on to the same course on a more suitable day.  However, if you want to reschedule you must inform us more than 7 days prior to your booked course date.  Otherwise we reserve the right to treat this as a cancellation.  However, we will do our best to find an alternative date. 

When is the next course?

Please see specific course pages for exact dates and times of upcoming courses. The online booking and paying system is available through the booking links.

Self Defence Courses

Travel Safety Courses

How do I get to your venue?

We are still working on a venue but will provide details to get to and from our locations when ready.