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The Academy of Self Defence is run by Garry Smith who is a 4th Dan Black Belt in Ju Jitsu.

Garry is no stranger to real life violence, he knows the difference between what works and what does not. He studies a wide variety of subject areas to continually improve his knowledge and understanding. He has an Honours Degree in Sociology and Education, a Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Management and has managed and taught in further and higher education.

Along with a highly qualified team of instructors the Academy deliver self defence training to a range of companies and organisations teaching several thousand people a year, they also teach an increasing number of weekly classes to a steadily growing number of students. The training is based on many years experience and extensive training with some of the world’s foremost experts in self defence.

The training is rooted firmly in the real world. Students find the training practical, enjoyable and adaptable to their own needs and limits. They do not use fear as a motivator in their training, although they know the world can be a dangerous place, in most of our everyday lives we do not meet conflict that often.

Unfortunately conflict can arise uninvited in our lives and those who train with the Academy will be better equipped if it arrives at their door.

Learn with the best to prepare for meeting the worst.