Welcome to 1stResponse.uk

Welcome to 1st Response Personal Safety and Fitness

Making you safer since 2011



At 1st Response we are passionate about helping you become a safer, fitter You!


Whether you choose our regular classes, one to one/small group bespoke training or attend one of our courses you will learn simple, effective FEAR management principles and instinctive physical tools to enable you to survive a violent encounter.


We believe that the best way to survive an attack is to avoid it in the first place, which is why we not only teach the physical side of reality based self defence, but also equip you with the knowledge to detect and defuse a situation long before you need to defend yourself. Our highly qualified, fully insured team is also well placed to cover the legal, moral and ethical questions that arise when learning any combative system. 

At 1stReponse we teach a combination of Krav Maga Global certified Krav Maga and the Blauer Tactical System’s SPEAR:PDR System to give you the best chance to make your FIRST response your BEST response. 

Adult Classes

Click here for details on our our adult classes

Teen Classes

Click here for details on our Teen Classes

Kids Classes

Click here for details on our Kids Self defence and fitness classes.

Personal Training

Click here for details on One-to-One or Small Group bespoke training

Womens Classes

Child Friendly Women’s only Fitness and Self-defence classes.

Courses and Seminars

Click here for details on our upcoming accelerated and specialty courses.

Seen Enough? Click the Button and contact us NOW for a free trial session

It really is THAT easy. The first session is ALWAYS free with NO HARD SELL. Why not come along and see what we are all about.


Don’t just take our word for it.

Click HERE to read some testimonials.

Hugh Packman

“Serious stuff delivered in a friendly, light hearted and highly effective way. Instruction is superb and techniques always related to real life situations. No ego allowed. Highly recommend if you want to learn how to defend yourself.”

Robb Grant

“Stephen is an outstanding teacher, his understanding of the mechanics of self defence is amazing, and he is great at translating that knowledge to students, and whether you are young or old small or large he’s the guy!”

Jon Booker

“I started training with 1st Response Protection 10 years ago and I am still training there now! I came into the class with a background in MMA, Tae Kwon Do and kick boxing, not to mention another self defence class and this is by far the most ‘real world’ out of the lot! Excellent instruction by Stephen Hollingdale backed by world class organisations that he has trained with and qualified with. You will not find better tuition and insight into real world self defence than this class. Join up, it may save your life one day! P.s if you can find a more reasonably priced sports class, let alone self defence class anywhere else in Surrey then it is probably not worth going to!”

Do you need any help?

If you have any questions or would like to know more, just click the link and send us a message.

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