Calling all females – Do you care about your safety?

Calling all females – Do you care about your safety?

Is your safety important to you (and others)? What about the safety of your daughter, mother, friend, colleague? Are you a student about to go to university? All too often we read stories or hear from a friend of a friend about something nasty or frightening happening to a woman or girl who was "on a night out", "walking to/from work", "driving her car", "on the way back from friends/college/uni/park/concert". It never happens to you though, does it? You are safe in your village/town/workplace.....aren't you? But what if something does happen? I used…continue reading →
What to do if you think you are being followed.

What to do if you think you are being followed.

No - I am not talking about following someone on Facebook (although that can be a bit creepy too), but have you ever had the feeling that someone is following you? Whether you are on foot or in you car, there are things you can do if you are, or think you are, being followed by someone. Here are some tips to help you stay safe: In Your Car If you are driving and think you are being followed by someone else in their vehicle, don't panic. It may just be that they…continue reading →
Spring Cleaning?

Spring Cleaning?

Classes and Courses are a great way of taking a break from the household chores and revitalise your brain and your body. You will be surprised how much fun you can have and not realise you are also exercising in our fun Women's Self Defence classes and courses. To find out more or register, send us a message and start learning something new this Spring.continue reading →
Scoot along to Framingham Earl Sports Centre

Scoot along to Framingham Earl Sports Centre

Hopefully we will soon see the snow subside, with the warmer temperatures forecast from this weekend, so why not scoot along and try Women's Self Defence! Watch out for the ice on the pavements and roads in the meantime and may the Community spirit last long beyond the last of the snow.  continue reading →
What’s in your handbag?

What’s in your handbag?

It can be a bit of an eye-opener to see what ladies carry in their handbags. But did you know that many of the items you carry around with you can also be used to fend-off an attacker? This is what the ladies at my class found out on Wednesday at Framingham Earl Community Sports Centre. Whilst it was obvious how some items could be used, the ladies found out just what else could be used to deter an attacker and how to utilise it to their best advantage, giving them chance to…continue reading →
The first rule is….

The first rule is….

...RUN!!!! To learn what to do if running is not an option try Women's Self Defence at Framingham Earl Community Sports Centre, approx. just 10 minutes drive from Norwich City Centre. Email pureselfdefence@gmail.com to for your first FREE class (only £5.00 per class afterwards). The new term begins Wednesday February 21st 6.30pm -7.30pm. Whether you are young or not-so-young, a mum and daughter, friends, or on your own you will find a friendly welcome and tuition from a qualified self defence instructor who will bring out the skills you never knew you had.…continue reading →
“Every woman and girl should learn this!”

“Every woman and girl should learn this!”

Every woman and girl should learn self defence! This is what I keep being told time and time again by my students and friends. So why is it that so few women/girls actually DON'T choose to take Self Defence lessons? I am sure you all have reasons for not doing self defence - probably as you have reasons for not doing lots of things. Here are a few I can think of for NOT taking Self Defence lessons (with a reason why you can and should): I don't have time - Really? I am…continue reading →
And the Dress-Code is…

And the Dress-Code is…

Unless you belong to a re-enactment group or you are acting in a medieval film it is (probably) very unlikely you would start your day (or perform any part of your day) dressed in armour. For most of us our daily lives do not require wearing attire capable of withstanding strikes from jousting lances, swords and arrows....and neither should it. Thankfully there are many brave men and women put their lives in danger on behalf of Joe Public (and Joanne Public) in various roles, whether it be the Police, Armed Forces, Security Staff…continue reading →
It will never happen to me……..will it?

It will never happen to me……..will it?

The Eastern Daily Press has printed another story about sexual assault. http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/crime/police-close-off-area-in-tombland-following-sexual-assault-report-1-5363547 Perhaps the unfortunate victim thought this would never happen to them. But, allegedly, it has. It may be "just another piece of news" that does not directly impact you, or me, or thousands of other people, but it may well have changed the life of the victim. What if that had been you, your daughter, friend, mother or colleague? How would that affect you? How would it change your life as the victim of such a nasty crime? Or if it…continue reading →