Defence Lab

Defence Lab is a relatively new martial art brand, launched in 2012 by Andy Norman, the former co-founder of KFM. It is a realistic martial arts training centre, specialising in the self defence for the urban environment.


Capoeira is an elegant Brazilian Martial Art which blends features of acrobatics, dance, fighting, movement, rhythm and musical expression. Performed in pairs it is sometimes described as a ‘game’ which is played rather than a fight.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a full-contact martial art, combat sport and self-defence system rolled into one, with a strong emphasis on grappling and ground fighting techniques.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu was created by Helio Gracie in order to provide a smaller or weaker person with the tools to effectively defend themselves against a bigger more powerful opponent.


Evidence of an early form of boxing has been spotted in various stages throughout world history however it wasn’t until 1500 BC that the introduction of gloves was first noted.


Rather than punching or kicking, Aikido focuses on blending with an opponent’s energy and using it to gain control over them or throw them away from you. It is however, not a static art, but places great emphasis on motion and the dynamics of movement.


It is most prominently known as a martial art with an objective to throw or takedown an opponent to the mat, immobilise or otherwise subdue an opponent by way of pinning or to utilise the use of joint locks and chokes to score points in competition.

Kuk Sool Won

Kuk Sool Won teaches a traditional/ancient martial art covering the entire spectrum of martial arts that includes but is not limited to hand strikes, kicks, joint locks, grappling, throws, pressure points, weapons etc.

Kung Fu

Kung Fu is used to describe a collection of Chinese Martial Arts, and a series of hard and soft fighting styles that has developed over a long period of time. Modern Kung Fu classes teach self-defence techniques drawing from different styles as set out below, with kicking, punching and sometimes the use of weapons.


Ju-Jitsu is a Japanese Martial Art. It is based on the core concept of using an attacker’s own force against them. Techniques include throws, joint locks, trapping and general grappling. Ju-Jitsu employs various striking techniques using both hand and foot.

Self Defence

Self-Defence classes teach essential, street-wise Self-Defence techniques. They’re designed for real world scenarios, to allow individuals to better protect themselves from threatening individuals.