We have police officers in class and one of our senior instructors is ex-SAPOL. Additionally we usually have one or two students at any one time who are also in the Police Academy. We are therefore more than aware of the requirements and the restrictions of police officers when it comes to defensive tactics. Our [...]
Very relevant. A number of our instructors have been or still are active in the security game. The training will complement and extend the material you would have learnt on your security course. We do a lot of stand-up grappling work given the background of our instructors and because a striking option for many confrontations, [...]
For the Intro Program you wear anything sutiable to exercise in. Barefeet are fine but non marking shoes (on the carpet) are better to get you accustomed to doing techniques with footwear. Students who have joined up wear the Krav Maga uniform (MMA style black pants with Krav Maga T-shirt). However, as this is a [...]
No, but we would like to assess your skill level first. It’s better to do a couple of Intro program sessions then if it is too basic move up to the main class after chatting with us.
I’m concerned about training in a group environment or have special needs. Can I do private training?
We have individuals who have been victims of crime, have concerns about being in a group environment or are just time poor and so group class training is an issue. Private training can be arranged but note it is generally held at the SDT school. This can be for an indiviual or a small group. [...]
Yes there is but for new students in the Intro Program it’s minimal so you are not intimidated and for the safety of others as you cannot be expected to have good control. We try to strike a balance between realism and safety.
Students must be 16 years or older. The training is not suitable for children and adolescents due to the level of physical training, the aggression drills and sometimes the language used in confrontation drills. Those under 18 years will need parental consent.
Women train in SDT and are always welcome. However women should note that training is physical, involves confrontation drills and at times involves grabbing contact with other students. However, be assured that SDT takes a strong stand against any form of sexual harassment. The specific motivation for women wanting to learn self defence is [...]
No, it is common and we can cater for that. Of course it means your training and hence progress will be impacted but that’s no reason not to train at all.
We don’t presume a high level of fitness nor any previous experience for the Introductory Program so you’ll be OK. Part of what we do is of course to increase your level of fitness and we start off with the basics. If you join us in the main group after the Intro Program we [...]