At Guardian Defence our training isn’t done for accolade or kudos, performing techniques that look amazing and would pass for Hollywood stunts. Techniques that place instructors on a pedestal, raising them to an almost invincible status.

Our training is designed to put students safety first. 

Writing informed articles relating to self defence is important, but what really matters is our training. How useful is our training in real life situations. Not what belt or grade a student has gained.

Can our students protect themselves in potentially dangerous situations. At Guardian Defence our primary objective is to ensure that all of our students can acknowledge a threat and if required respond and react to diffuse or eradicate danger.

One of our students who has requested he remain anonymous has written an account of a potentially dangerous situation he found himself in and how he handled the situation.

Sometimes it’s the small things in life

It’s the end of a long day at a northern music festival. As the last band plays its encore l see ahead of me someone entertaining his mates by pretending he cant see and walking through the crowd- and bumping into whoever stands in his way causes lots of laughs for his friends..

As he makes his way straight towards me I decide against a sideways shuffle that he will probably mimic and hold my ground. Keeping what would appear a passive stance I raise an arm out in front of me and my friends to create a ‘safe space’ and firmly steer him around us. No damage done and he and his friends go off into the night.

Not the most dramatic event but a couple of thoughts hit me on reflection. I am convinced that practicing Krav Maga helped in this small incident in a number of ways. Firstly, i saw and anticipated the situation. I was alert even after a day out. I stayed calm. I used a very basic technique in a very practical way. All good skills for staying safe.


About Dave Kay

Provided security for high net worth clients. Successfully gained Krav Maga Instructor Certification in Israel. Studied and successfully passed Sports Science degree. Led expeditions in mountain, jungle and other inhospitable environments. Regularly update skills and knowledge base in different combat sports. Specialties: Krav Maga, Self Defence, Boxing, Fitness training, Nutrition and Diet. Undertake mountaineering, ice climbing, rock climbing, skiing, fell running, orienteering, mountain biking.
All of our Krav Maga Self Defence Classes are based in Manchester