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“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.”

– H. Packman

“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!”

– R. Grant

“I joined 2 years ago and I have learned a great deal of skills. Stephen has a great way of teaching and is easily absorbed. Has a great knowledge of the subject. The technics taught are adequate and applicable to real life situations.”

– G. Schneider

“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!”

– J. Booker

“Stephen, the instructor, teaches real world examples in a manner that is easily understood.
If you want to be Jason Bourne in a fictitious world this is not the class for you, if you want to protect yourself and your family from real world threats this class will open your eyes and help you understand what you should be prepared for.”

– S. Fear