Self Defence

Current statistics on violent crime are seeing statistics on the increase.  It appears more people are resorting to violent crime or behaviour  than ever before. The average person is now more likely to need the ability to defend themselves. How we best do that requires a good knowledge of one’s personal exposure to violence. Adopting a serious attitude to personal self defence and survival is a good place to start. Many people associate self defence with the physical side of martial arts. Martial arts can be a life long study. Self defence courses however can apply more focus on the common assault technique. These usually include wrist grabs, lapel grabs, arm locks etc. The problem with a two hour self defence course is that the movements and techniques are not perfected and might well break down under real life situations. The most likely benefit in doing a self defence course is the awareness effect. We very often learn how little we know about our own vulnerability when an altercation occurs. Whereas the physical techniques learnt require constant repetition to perfect, concepts of self defence can be readily adapted to your own personal lifestyle and risk situation. Utlimately however a physical confrontation requires a physical response in many cases to stop an attacker.

Robert Gemmell Martial Arts

Kempo is a formidable self defence system. It applies the use of the natural weapons contained in its hand or foot forms. It is not enough to punch holes in the air repetitively and call this self defence. Kempo has more than 200 pre arranged self defense combinations each having many variations with a total in excess of 600 self defense applications.