Hampshire Self Protection is a Martial Arts & Self Defence club for all ages (4+), abilities and genders, based in Basingstoke Hampshire.
This class is suitable for students age 11+ including teenagers and adults.(Please note students must be mature enough to train unaided or with the help of a participating parent/carer).
If you are also interested in Traditional Martial Arts classes suitable for all ages (4+) and abilities please
Students who train with us can improve such things as their self confidence, self-defence, concentration, self-discipline, fitness, strength, flexibility and health. We can also help you to lose or maintain your ideal weight, all while meeting like minded friendly people and having fun!
We teach age appropriate skills such as:
personal safety, self protection, awareness, avoidance, confidence, dissuasion, escaping dangerous situations, managing personal space, pre-emptive striking (when it is legal and acceptable to do so), adrenaline and fear (understanding, controlling and utilising), striking - punching, kicking, power slapping, improved power generation (elbows, knees and head), escaping from grips and holds, weapons (awareness, defence and the law), and more!
These skills and more will be taught to you by our fully qualified Black Belt, Enhanced DBS checked and first aid trained Instructor: Ian Rand. He has trained under world-renowned self defence and martial arts instructors including top Japanese and European Karate Sensei; Al Peasland (Personal Safety expert and founder of Complete Self Protection martial arts club); Geoff Thompson (Polled as the Number 1 self-defence instructor in the world and the most influential martial artist since Bruce Lee, and joint chief instructor of the BCA and BCKA with Peter Consterdine); Peter Consterdine (International Security Consultant and Professional Bodyguard with over 40 years of experience in martial arts and self defence); along with many more world-class martial arts and self defence instructors.
Ian has trained for over 30 years, starting his club in Basingstoke in 2012, which has now been running for over 10 years, and he has also recently opened a new club in the seaside town of Swanage in the Purbeck Isles
of Dorset (see button below) where we hold our annual summer camp for those students who would like to train by the sea.
Classes include realistic self defence applications from martial arts, such as traditional Karate, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) MMA, weapons and knife defence, Kali Escrima, and other Japanese, Chinese and Filipino Martial Arts, as well as practical self-defence skills.
This class is suitable for students age 11+ including teenagers and adults.
If you are also interested in Traditional Martial Arts classes suitable for all ages and abilities please click the button below.
Martial Arts & Self Defence Classes
(also available online & recorded)
The techniques and skills Ian is teaching are genuine and proven to work, they aren't just out of a book and Ian himself is going back to his teachers and learning new concepts - he's not content with just passing on what he's learnt; but also what he's learning.
Joining Ian's class is helping my weight drop down as well as improving my cardio strength. I can reflect on the first couple of weeks and see how far I've already come.
I recommend Ian's martial arts and self-defence classes to anyone who is serious about defending themselves and having some fun at the same time.
Not long been with Hampshire Self Protection, in the period I've been with them I have learnt some fantastic techniques for real-life situations. The students and teachers are all very welcoming and we have a great laugh, when Ian turns up the pressure its still very enjoyable. This club is up there with the best! 10/10 for Thai, and fitness. Ian takes into consideration any health issues and works with you. My peak flow meter reading has gone from 550 all the way up to 750! I highly recommend Hampshire Self Protection to anyone.
I can recommend this club highly to anyone who wants to build their self-protection skills, self-confidence and fitness.
Being forced into a difficult situation can happen to anyone at any time. Having the invaluable knowledge and skills taught by the club would only benefit anyone in enabling them to protect themselves.
The classes have even helped my confidence in real life events. An example, I have recently just got a new job and I’m certain the confidence I have built in the short time with the club helped me immensely during the stressful interview process.
My only regret is not having started these classes at a younger age.
If you are considering starting a martial arts class even as I did at beginner level aged 30. The club will make you feel very welcome and I'm confident you won't regret the decision.