What is Self-Defence?

Clue - it's not all about fighting ...

The art of self-defence is primarily about avoiding physical confrontation. The focus is therefore about how to recognise threats at the earliest opportunity.  If conflict can then not be avoided, simple tactics - from verbal and non-verbal methods, to physical defence and restraint - are taught to equip practitioners with all the skills and confidence they need to survive any situation.

Self-defence tuition can comprise the following:

  • Situational awareness

  • Conflict management and deescalation

  • Survival strategies

  • The effects of emotion in situations of extreme stress

  • Tactics and techniques for dealing with physical confrontation

Evergreen Hall is able to offer its expertise and experience in delivering self-defence training to front-line professionals. Please contact us to discuss your requirements, or for a free, no obligation, quote.


Evergreen Hall Chief Instructor Matt Robbins demonstrates some basic stances:

  • Side neutral

  • Training stance

  • Forward/fighting stance

  • Ready stance

  • T-step