"Goshin-Do is solely dedicated to physically and mentally preparing you to deal with assailants who may be hell-bent on violently injuring, assaulting or destroying you by any means,
fair or foul!"
D O N ' T B E A V I C T I M !
Goshin-Do Offers an Exclusive Approach to Practical & Effective Self-Defence
- Learn only proven, practical and effective techniques sourced from a variety of martial-art, close-combat and para-military systems
- Incorporating the essential physiological, psychological and physical aspects of self-defence
- Improve personal confidence, awareness and fitness
- Introductory courses available and packages tailored to suit personal, corporate or group requirements
- Suitable for men, women and children over 15
- Chief instructor holds separate qualifications in martial arts and psychotherapy.
Although Goshin-Do has its roots in traditional martial arts, it has evolved beyond styles or forms and is now NOT considered a martial-art or a sport, as we do not offer certificates or gradings nor compete in tournaments. Instead, we offer a "no-nonsense approach to realistic self-defence." Avoiding complicated and unworkable techniques, we teach only that which has proven to be effective by those who have survived real-life events to tell us so.
We train under the assumption that the assailant is most likely: bigger and stronger than the you, armed, not alone, going to attack when you are most vulnerable and has violent intentions to severely injure or even kill you. Hence, we believe that it is vital to ONLY teach, train and employ responses that have been "pressure-tested" in realistic situations.
A student of Goshin-Do can expect to develop a deeper sense of self-empowerment and confidence whilst improving overall general awareness. Complete preparation is essential for 'survival on the street'. In times of extreme fear and stress, realistic experience and fore-knowledge of one's own emotional and bodily reactions are vital to survival. No matter how many fancy-techniques you know, if you do not prepare and experience what it may be like to be violently attacked, you will not be able to employ an effective response of any kind and are most likely to 'freeze'... and hence, simply become become an assailant's victim!
Goshin-Do is NOT about teaching "complicated, acrobatic, Hollywood style" techniques but it is about teaching that which is most likely to work. "We're not very fancy but we're certainly very effective!"
There are two inter-related streams of instruction; one allowing for the completion of short introductory-courses and another facilitating on-going, longer-term training to advanced levels.