Mother& daughter self defence Forest Row

A one-off three hour self defence workshop

Mentored by

Annabel at Actively Safe

Self defence and personal safety trainer

Organisation links
Location address: Forest Row, RH18 5FS
Chosen age group:

Ages: children 11 - 18 · adults 18+ years

Available tickets:
Workshop (teen) £30 per sessionWorkshop (adult) £30 per session
Next date: Sunday 2nd Jun,
What we'll do
This workshop is aimed at teenage girls (11+) and their mums (or grans, aunts, trusted adult etc). A chance to learn essential personal safety life skills together, which are applicable at every stage of life. The session encourages everyone to enjoy all of life's opportunities whilst having confidence in their personal safety. The three hour workshop will be predominantly focused on physical skills, and will also include: 1. The fundamental principles of personal safety (awareness, avoidance, dialogue & action) 2. The law in relation to self defence and your legal rights. 3. Your physiological response when faced with a threat, how this impacts your ability to respond and how to manage these physiological and emotional responses in order to overcome the threat. 4. What situational awareness is, how it can be improved and how to reduce the risk of being viewed as a 'target', including how to adopt positive body language and use your voice effectively. 5. The importance of mindset when faced with a threat and how to develop a survival mindset. 6. Physical self defence skills that are realistic and effective for all levels of ability in situations of high emotional distress.
About your mentor
Annabel at Actively Safe
Self defence and personal safety trainer
Hi, I'm Annabel, founder of Actively Safe. I haven't always worked in the self defence industry - for 14 years I worked in international corporate tax! However, when I became a mum for the first time in 2013 I knew that it was time for something new. Martial arts has always been an important part of my life. As a teenager, I regularly kick boxed. For the last 5 years I have been focusing on training in an Indonesian Silat, and very recently I have taken up Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Through training in martial arts I began to develop an understanding of what would and wouldn't 'work in real life' situations. This led me to study and qualify with the National Federation of Personal Safety, gaining my Level 3 self defence instructors qualification. As a parent myself I want what is best for my children, and I consider their safety to be a fundamental priority. As our children become more independent and leave the relatively sheltered environment of home and school, where they can explore boundaries and make mistakes, it is important that they have the required life skills to effectively manage their safety. These days, I am really lucky to work with a range of people, from children, to teenagers and adults, addressing issues that they consider important to their personal safety. Whether it be safety concerns about having to travel for work or lone working; walking the dog; or the risks that come with peer pressure and bullying. I love working with people and seeing their self confidence grow. I strongly believe that life is for living to the full and making the most of opportunities. I personally love to travel and explore new places and cultures. I do not believe in constantly being on edge and worrying about what may/may not happen. Personal safety is about believing that you are worth keeping safe, and being prepared not paranoid.
Learning aims
Aim 1
Confidence - to develop the tools and skills you need to confidently assess a dangerous situation and navigate it effectively. Including, gaining confidence and control over your fears.
Aim 3
Situational awareness - to enhance awareness of your surroundings and build street awareness.
Aim 5
Effective physical skills - to understand the principles of physical self defence and be able to apply them to any situation, regardless of differences in size, weight and strength.
Aim 2
The law - understand the legal framework with regard to the use of force. Including, principles such as 'necessary and proportionately' and 'honestly and instinctively'.
Aim 4
De-escalation - to understand how to de-escalate a potentially risky situation using words and body language. And how to read and manage someone else's anger.
Aim 6
Stress management - understand the physiological response to stress and how this can be managed.
Pricing information
Ticket nameWorkshop (teen)
Ticket nameWorkshop (adult)
Where we'll be
Warrior Arts & Fitness, Unit 14, Riverview Business Park, Station Road, Forest Row, East Sussex, RH18 5FS
Enhanced DBS
Risk Assessment
Public Liability Insurance
First Aid Training
First Aid Kit
Smoke Detector

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Cancellation Policy
I am not able to offer refunds in general but may be able to if there is good notice.

My experience consists of a leisure activity, on a specific date(s), and therefore the 14-day ‘cooling off period’ under the Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013 does not apply.