Hampshire Self Protection is a Martial Arts club taught by Black Belt, Enhanced DBS checked and first aid trained instructor: Ian Rand.
He has been taught by world-renowned instructors, including Al Peasland (Personal Safety expert and founder of Complete Self Protection); Geoff Thompson (Polled as the Number 1 self-defence instructor in the world and the most influential martial artist since Bruce Lee and joint chief instructor of the BCA and BCKA with Peter Consterdine); Peter Consterdine (International Security Consultant and Professional Bodyguard with over 40 years of experience in martial arts); along with many more world-class instructors.
Ian has trained for 29 years, is a fully qualified black belt instructor and his junior classes consist of safe, fun, martial arts techniques covering martial arts such as Karate, Kickboxing, Judo, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ), and Self Defence. Martial Arts is proven to help improve many aspects of children's lives, including health, discipline, concentration, confidence, behaviour and listening skills. Our classes include fun drills such as dodgeball to help enhance technical skills.
Classes are suitable for children under the age of 14 of all genders. If you are also interested in classes suitable for anyone aged over 14, please click the link below.
Martial Arts & Self Defence Classes
(also available online & recorded)
Please note Thursday's classes are currently merged with Wednesday's due to
Winklebury Sycamore Centre is our primary club venue: fully matted, with kick bags and other equipment which allows for both upright and floor-based training.
Just 5 minutes from Rooksdown, Popley & Festival Place!
"My son aged 7 and I have just had our first self protection class with Ian and it was great fun and an interesting learning experience.
Ian is very honest and patient (an absolute must when it comes to me and my son!) and a real joy to be taught by, he is obviously very passionate and well trained in what he does and this really comes across in his classes.
I would recommend to anyone to give this a go and to gain the opportunity to learn the best way to protect yourself and your family by someone who really knows his stuff."
Anon - A statisfied Mum and Son
My Grandson started with Hampshire Self Protection about 5 months ago and attends twice a week. He is autistic and it was at first a concern as to how he would manage and cope. We had tried lots of groups and clubs previously, but after a few weeks, his enthusiasm always dwindled. However, Jake was welcomed into the Mixed Martial Arts class and has gained so much confidence because Ian Rand has such a positive attitude that achievements can be made. Jake has now gained his first belt and is looking forward to his next challenge. My thanks go not only to Ian but to all the non-judgemental class members who are learning alongside Jake and have helped to make him grow into the young teenager that I am very proud of.
Both my boys go twice a week, initially through the school and they love it. Both boys had confidence issues when they started, and now I would struggle to describe Louie as shy and Archie comes home every Thursday night high as a kite, just in time for bed. Highly recommended.