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Basingstoke Martial Arts, Fitness & Self Defence

Hampshire Self Protection
07888 660225


About Us

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 of all ages (4+) abilities and genders (Please note children must be mature enough to train unaided or with the help of a participating parent/carer as this is a family friendly class for all ages and students must not disturb each others training. Parents or carers who are needed to help their child but do not wish to also train are FREE(eg they are only there to help them have the correct leg forwards, hold pads for them etc) . If you are at all unsure don't worry as we will let you know when you attend your taster session.)


If you are also interested in self defence and martial arts classes suitable for students age 11+ including teenagers and adults 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, 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 32 years, starting his own club in Basingstoke in 2012, which has now been running for over 12 years and, following moving there, he has now also 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 all ages (4+), abilities and genders 

If you are also interested in classes suitable for young adults (aged 11+) teenagers and adults of all genders  please click the button below.


Martial Arts & Self Defence Classes
(also available online & recorded)



My son aged 7 and I have just had our first self protection class with Ian and it was great fun and an interesting learning experience.

Ian is very honest and patient (an absolute must when it comes to me and my son!) and a real joy to be taught by, he is obviously very passionate and well trained in what he does and this really comes across in his classes.

I would recommend to anyone to give this a go and to gain the opportunity to learn the best way to protect yourself and your family by someone who really knows his stuff.

Anon - a satified mum and

My Grandson started with Hampshire Self Protection about 5 months ago and attends twice a week. He is autistic and it was at first a concern as to how he would manage and cope. We had tried lots of groups and clubs previously, but after a few weeks, his enthusiasm always dwindled. However, Jake was welcomed into the Mixed Martial Arts class and has gained so much confidence because Ian Rand has such a positive attitude that achievements can be made. Jake has now gained his first belt and is looking forward to his next challenge. My thanks go not only to Ian but to all the non-judgemental class members who are learning alongside Jake and have helped to make him grow into the young teenager that I am very proud of.

Pam Bartlett
Both my boys go twice a week, initially through the school and they love it. Both boys had confidence issues when they started, and now I would struggle to describe Louie as shy and Archie comes home every Thursday night high as a kite, just in time for bed. Highly recommended.

Lee Nightingale


Contact Us
Call us on 07888 660225email us here, or book your FREE taster session below!

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