Dynamic Self Defence
WHO & WHEN
Dynamic Self Defence - DSD - has been developed for over 25 years and was officially named and founded as an organisation in 2001, by a group of dedicated instructors who had a common goal. The aim was to take the most practical martial art and self defence techniques and combine them into a comprehensive self-development program, that was enjoyable to learn, that develops fitness and strength whilst being useful in the modern urban world.
WHAT DOES IT DO
The program provides not only practical and powerful self defence techniques, but delivers it in a manner to improve cardiovascular and muscular conditioning, as well as developing mental awareness, self-esteem, discipline and confidence.
IS IT FOR ME
You can sign up for a Dynamic Self Defence class just for exercise, or perhaps you need more self-esteem and confidence. You will be taught by professional instructors who aim to build your self defence skills within a fun, enjoyable class, so that you will leave each week feeling stronger both physically and mentally.
WHAT'S IN THE NAME
The name Dynamic Self Defence - DSD - was chosen so that the name defines the style. DSD does incorporate many techniques from the orient and elsewhere too.
DSD offers a white to black belt grading system, allowing students to improve their technique and be rewarded with a higher grade belt colour. Students will be continuously assessed, with short and long term goals to help their development. For more information go to our grading and techniques page.
We have developed an instructors' training program that ensures consistent and high quality teaching in all our schools. Instructors give positive feedback to students and encourage students to give positive feedback to each other too.
METHOD & STYLE
Kinaesthetic is a form of learning through movement and this is the basis of our teaching methodology. Individuals absorb information at different rates and each of us is unique, our co-ordination and body awareness are individual. The Dynamic Self Defence teaching system recognises all of this and the approach used to instruct students, allows for a variety of ages, abilities and genders to be able to learn together in a positive and straightforward environment.
HEALTH AND SAFETY
Each and every trainer has passed all the Dynamic Self Defence grades, has been trained to train, is CRB checked and has passed a First Aid course. Dynamic Self Defence is a member of AMA UK, the Amateur Martial Associations, the largest martial arts association in the UK. The AMA guide us on codes of safety and practice and insure us for indemnity, accident and public liability.