Forth Valley Sensory Centre

Free self defence course!

Forth Valley Sensory Centre in partnership with The Scottish Centre for Personal Safety is delighted to announce a new set of self defence classes with instructor David Black.

The eight week course starts Friday 19th January at 2pm and places are limited. The course has received many plaudits and feedback from participants has been excellent.

Registered Blind, David has been studying martial arts for over 10 years, including; Aiki Jujitsu, Aikido, Judo, and now Muay Tai. The course itself was developed by Alan Bell at The Scottish Centre for Personal Safety specifically for visually impaired people and those with no self-defence or martial arts experience to take part in.

It is a practical course and suitable for all ages from 15+. Designed to provide easy to remember tips and advice for a wide range of day to day situations; it includes conflict management, finding a non-violent way out of a situation if possible but also what to do if a person grabs you or if an attack escalates. The course builds up over each session adding new advice and techniques.

David commented:
“This self defence course, developed by Alan, is about building confidence. As a blind person myself, I know the fears that many people with sight loss can have. Especially in winter when it gets dark early and it is even harder to make out the world around you.

“These fears can keep people with sight loss at home more often during winter and lead to increasing isolation. This course gives the attendees a practical ‘toolkit’ of ways to avoid confrontation or deal with aggression as quickly and safely as possible.”

The eight week course is free for this block but entry is on a first come first served basis. Email to reserve your place or call 01324 590 888.

Staying safe with David and Alan with the new self defence class

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