Thursday 20th November, saw the Club welcome Steve Orton to take a session on military style self defence drills.

Steve comes from a military background and much of what he taught was passed down to him by a Krav Maga instructor.  Krav Maga is the martial art practiced and taught by the Israeli military.  The course focused primarily on knife defence.

Steve’s drills were simple but incredibly effective, working on the idea that action is always quicker than reaction.  Each scenario was drilled continuously, so that the response flowed naturally.

Steve’s teaching style was direct and engaging, making sure everyone undertsood the reality and dangers of  being attacked with a knife.

Everyone left sweaty, bruised but far more importantly a little more confident in their ability to survive!  We hope to welcome Steve back next year for another course.