Fighting Styles

Fighting Styles

Guardian Defence training curriculum includes ground fighting. We train in context of street self defence. This post will outline how our curriculum was developed. Aikido The movements of Aikido emphasise a flowing flexibility and the maintaining of balance. The aim... Read more
The art of Budo

The art of Budo

In traditional martial arts the “Rei” (custom of bowing) in training is practiced in dojos throughout the world. This is important because it helps us to understand the relationship between the “Uke” (The person who initiates an attack) and the “Tori” (The person who... Read more
How do Knife Attacks happen?

How do Knife Attacks happen?

Knife attacks are becoming more commonplace because knives are very easily obtained. This article is written to build awareness about indiscriminate knife attacks. Being aware and mentally prepared is the key to surviving this type of attack. So what happens in a... Read more
Keeping Students Safe

Keeping Students Safe

At Guardian Defence our primary objective is teaching people how to stay safe. It was a pleasure teaching Self Defence to students at the Royal Northern College of Music. Here is some feedback from the session organiser Cara. “Thank you so much for today, i... Read more
Pre-Incident Signals

Pre-Incident Signals

Understanding and Identifying Potential Threats Before they develop into an Attack Can Save Your Life Ever think it would be useful to be able to see a developing problem before things get really bad so you could avoid trouble altogether? In a previous blog post I... Read more