Entries by Anton

5 SIGNS YOUR SELF DEFENCE TRAINING IS OUT OF DATE

If you go to Facebook or YouTube, you will see no end of experts teaching self-defence techniques, and the vast majority of the instructors are older guys who are telling you exactly how they would deal with an attack based on their own experiences and opinions. The issue is that most of these situations you […]

FORGET THE DRAGON; ENTER THE KERB

I have trained martial arts for the vast majority of my life, and I have seen a lot of real violence. Yet there is one aspect of self-defence that virtually no one ever talks about, the street kerb! I am not sure why people never speak about one of the most sneaky and destructive elements […]

DL VIRTUAL HQ IS HERE

Defence Lab has grown quickly.  We have Labs all over the world, but even with our current number of labs, we just can not meet the global demand for our training information. It was for this reason that Andy Norman decided to create the most comprehensive self-defence training system in the world today and make […]

5 STEPS TO WINNING ANY FIGHT

If you took 100 self-defence instructors into a room and asked them for the definition of self-defence, you would get 100 different answers. But for the purpose of this article, we are not going to discuss how you got into the situation, how you could avoid it or even if it is morally right. Nope, […]

DL WORCESTER BBQ

FREE BBQ!!! As most of you know each year we hold a summer BBQ for you all, for free, as a way of saying thanks for being great students and a part of our defence lab community. We will hold it on Saturday September 10th at Worcester woods country Park as usual. Address and map: […]

WHY YOUR EMPLOYEES NEED SELF DEFENCE TRAINING

You run a successful business, employ some great people and all is well. Then the phone rings, and it is an employee who can’t come in because they were attacked on their way home last night. Sure, almost every type of human resources issue has come across your desk but not this one. You never […]

HOW TO SELL SELF DEFENCE LESSONS

Do you ‘sell’ self-defence lessons? If so you are part of a tiny community. Like it or not people do not think they need to learn self-defence. People want to go to the pub, eat pizza and relax. Learning to protect themselves or their loved ones is far from their mind. So when you ask […]

I WENT TO A DEFENCE LAB SEMINAR: HERE’S WHAT HAPPENED

I have been training martial arts since I was aged 8 (about 29 years). I did karate, Jeet Kune Do, Judo, Ju Jitsu, Boxing, BJJ, Vale Tudo, Wrestling and even Aikido. Also, I spent 17 years as a police officer. So you could say; not only have I seen a lot of martial arts I […]