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Having been involved in Martial Arts and Self Defence since 1995, I have seen and learnt a lot in that time. My eyes were really opened in 2000 when I started training with Dave Turton, 10th Dan and head of the Self Defence Federation (SDF). With over 50 years in the Martial Arts and with a strong focus on what works in the street Dave was the right man for me to learn from. From then until now I have trained with Dave on an ongoing basis and am continuing to learn from him now.

I have taught self defence in classes, in schools, on courses in the workplace and on a 1 to 1 basis. I have also spent time as a Special Constable for Nottinghamshire Police and worked as a Door Superviser and seen and dealt with confrontation, aggression and violence in those roles.

If you want to learn to defend yourself, or provide a course for a group I am sure I can help.

I currently offer Self Defence in the following ways:

1-1 Private Lessons - £40 per 1 hour session (1 person), or £50 per 1 hour lesson (2 people training together).
Note: It is better if 2 people can train together as it is easier to learn and practice with a training partner

Group Sessions/ Courses - Typically £100 per hour. Please contact me to discuss your specific requirements.

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What I Teach:

My Self Defence teachings are primarily from the Self Defence Federation Modern Street Combat system. I have studied this system since 2000 and currently hold a 5th Degree Black Belt in SDF Modern Street Combat under Dave Turton 10th Dan. The topics I can cover include:

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    Awareness and
    Avoidance Tactics

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    Effective Visual and Verbal Communication in Aggressive Situations

  • 4

    Striking and Impact
    Techniques for the Street

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    Control and Restraint

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    Breakaway and

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    Self Defence for

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    Dealing with Grab

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    Dealing with Punching

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    Dealing with Kicking

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    Dealing with Blunt and
    Edged Weapons

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    Handling Multiple

To discuss Self Defence training or for more information please contact:

Ian Harrison


Ian Harrison does provide private lessons subject to availability and your requirements.

These lessons are normally for 1 hour each session.

If you would like to be considered for 1 to 1 personal training please give Ian a call to discuss your needs.


 1 Person = £40.00 per 1 hour session
2 People = £50.00 per 1 hour session (£25.00 each)

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Private lessons can include any element or combination of the
following to suit your individual needs.
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    - Punching development

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    - Kicking development

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    - Combination Drills

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    / Fight Training

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    Fitness and
    Flexibility Work

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    Self Defence/ Personal
    Safety Training

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    Modern Street Combat - The Self Defence Federation (SDF) Self Defence System

To discuss Self Defence training or for more information please contact:

Ian Harrison



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