If you are woman then chances are you came here for a reason. You've either been threatened or attacked.... maybe you feel threatened most of the time and fear an attack is just around the corner. You have more questions than answers. That's why we are here.
The United Nations defines violence against women as "any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual or mental harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or in private life."
Global estimates published by the World Health Orgnisation indicates that about 1 in 3 women worldwide have experienced either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence in their lifetime.
women worldwide have experienced either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence.
women in the UK have experienced some form of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking
women are more at risk from rape and domestic violence than from cancer, motor accidents, war and malaria.
of girls in the UK have suffered some form of child sexual abuse.
women are raped in England and Wales alone every year.
believe women are partially or totally responsible for being raped if wearing sexy or revealing clothing.
believe women are partially or totally responsible for being raped if they have many sexual partners.
Have you ever been in a situation where you sensed something was not right but not sure what it was?
Have you ever felt threatened but didn't know what to do?
Have you ever felt uncomfortable but didn't want to cause a scene?
Have you ever blamed yourself because someone else made you feel uncomfortable?
Do you know what to do if you got attacked?
If you did, would you actually do it?
Our unique Stay Away program is the world-leading self defence curriculum for women-only. Suitable for women of all levels of fitness and abilities... you don’t have to have any experience in martial arts to participate.
More than 80% of attacks on women are sexual in nature. In the majority of cases where there was no resistance, the assault was fully carried out. In more than 95% of cases where there was resistance, the attack was averted.
In our courses we teach you how to recognise common dangerous scenarios and understand when and how to react. We take it a step further by exploring the differences between men and women in order to better understand the different modes of responses available. In short we’ll cover: intuition, psychology, aggression, awareness and defensive techniques. You have most of the tools you need to defend yourself. We’ll make sure you know how and when to use them.
"The seminar was very helpful, fun and informative. I have done it twice and would definitely recommend it!" Danica Younghusband
"I liked how the instructor went through each task step by step so we understood it fully." Rosie Hedger
"Most scary, empowering seminar I ever been to." Briony Clarke
"Fun and entertaining, most importantly life saving" Lara Hookings
"The 2 hours could save your life - know how to protect yourself and be aware of you intuition." Laura Norris
"Go. Just go. It's good fun. It's exhilarating. You learn a lot about your self." Elaine Stanley
"Ladies don't be afraid to come. It's designed for us. It's nice but strong." Cristina Dragan
"Do it for self confidence. Keep yourself safe. Know your own ability and kick butt." Laura Rees
"I think every woman should do it. At the end we are very likely to get attacked at some stage of our lives that why it's good to know some self defence techniques." Julia Klein
"I recommend it big time. You never know when you are going to be in that situation. Everybody thinks they are invincible but you are not... especially when you are alone." Emma Hamblin
"It's life changing. It's something that everyone needs to do. I was well out of my comfort zone to begin with. But I would say it has to be done, especially in this day and age. It's important. It really is." Susan Cookson
"It's only 3 hours out of your life. You can give up one evening to do this and it will make such a difference." Nicky Hurst
We run a number of workshops as well weekly classes for women only. We base our syllabus on themes that have proven to be very effective with our members.
Stay Away: Our base principles focusing on awareness, dangers, threats and attacks. This includes physiologies of predators and victims… not overlooking the differences between men and women.
Gift of Fear: Knowing what to do is one thing, doing it under stress is completely different. Learn manage the adrenalin dump and make it work for you.
Fight like a Girl: You don't need to be a martial artist to be an effective fighter. Learn essential strikes to right target areas and the use of common objects.
T-10: The 10 things women can do to prevent an attack… counting down the timeline to rape. A challenging but hugely effective material all women should acquire.