Here is a short example of the sort of event we provide
Self Protection – Ideal for Business Travelers and Executive teams
Most people have an understanding of what the term self-defence means, however in our experience the term self protection is less widely understood. Self Protection is a term used where someone proactively takes precautions, increases awareness and understanding of risks in both the workplace and general environment in order to avoid confrontation, assault, theft or other undesirable results.
Many of the principles discussed and explained on our courses are very simple to implement and have no adverse impact on someone’s professional and private life, but may have a major affect on their and their companies safety and security.
Corporate courses are run in an office environment with Powerpoint presentations and active discussion from all the participants. Attendees are encouraged to discuss how the principles covered apply to their working environment and also their life outside of work. This is a course that actively promotes prevention and safety. The topics covered are simple to implement and cover a wide range of different working environments and practices. Securing both your employees, the company site, company equipment and information could be a very financially rewarding preventative measure.
About the Course & Instructor
When Tony Willis was a Director working in the City of London and travelling extensively on business, he noticed that the majority of people he travelled with or met had little or no idea on how to ensure their personal safety, security of sensitive documents or confidential items such as laptops. Tony has been involved in the martial arts for over 30 years and teaches kickboxing, Kali/Eskrima/Arnis, Kung Fu, self-protection and self-defence. Although there is a high demand for self-defence courses there is little awareness of self-protection, which can be likened to locks on your windows or a burglar alarm while self-defence can be likened to calling the police to report a break-in. Additionally self-defence takes some time to learn effectively, is physical and therefore may not be suitable for teaching in the workplace.
This course is designed to cover a large number of topics through discussion and presentation within a 4-hour session held at your workplace. Tony has held NATO, USAF & Metropolitan Police Security Clearance.
Who should attend
- People who travel on business
- Staff who work outside their company offices
- Employees who meet or entertain customers outside of the office
- Staff who work at night
- Staff who travel at night
- Staff who go to and from the car park
- Staff who work alone
- Staff you believe may benefit from enhancing their personal safety
Why You Should Encourage Employees To Attend
In only half a day you are bringing the subject of personal safety to the attention of your employees. Much like general Health and Safety this is all about prevention. Our aim is to get your staff to understand and start to think about their personal safety in order to avoid confrontation. This is a very cost-effective method of supporting your staff and could help to avoid costly time off work.
If you would like to provide this service to your staff then email or telephone for availability.
Self Defence Courses for the Corporate Environment
Effective Self defence can be taught in a week long course or for 2 hours over a period of weeks. Our preferred solution for self defence is that this is covered during the week long course. Our self defence courses center around awareness and avoiding confrontation, however we realise that in some cases and some particular jobs there is a need for self defence to be learnt in cases where avoidance is not possible.
Self defence techniques have to be simple to be effective and even these simple effective techniques are difficult to employ under the sever stress caused by the natural reaction of fear and the biological consequences of this such as the increase in adrenaline. These courses are taught by fully qualified and insured instructors who have a strong background in many Martial Arts, including KAli/Eskrima/Arnis, Kickboxing, MMA, Jiu-Jitsu, Chow Family Southern Praying Mantis and Tai Chi.
It may however take between 5 to 10 years to learn effectively so only a very small number of techniques will be taught, where the emphasis is on preemptive strikes in order to allow the defender to get away from the scene of trouble, as quickly and safely as possible. You will not learn the locks, kicks or more advanced techniques covered in the style as although some of these could be taught within the time period it is completely unrealistic to assume they could be employed effectively under pressure in such a short time. Over confidence or a false sense of security could be the most dangerous part of attending a self defence course and ensuring this is covered in depth during the course is essential. There are many self defence courses around but we strongly believe practicality and a sense of realistic expectation must be an integral part of any self defense course.
Week Long courses can be held either at your premises or at a local off site residential location where we usually use hotel conference facilities.
Tai Chi & Qi Gong For The Corporate Environment
There are two main applications for Tai Chi & Qi Gong in the Corporate environment. These are Stress relief and reduction of tiredness or stiffness from prolonged activity such as sitting at a desk or constantly working with VDUs or computers. Stress at work is recognised as a serious issue by many employers and the relaxation that comes from continued practice of Qi Gong can be highly beneficial. This set of simple exercises which involve controlled breathing and gentle stretching or maneuvering of the body alignments can also help prevent uncomfortable pains from stiffness or repetitive functions which can result in time off work.
Our fully insured and qualified instructors can run these courses for half a day in your offices. They are completely safe to practice, simple to learn and and once learnt can be used at the discretion of the staff who attended. Attendees can wear either their usual business clothing or any suitable loose clothing.
The range of techniques taught can be practiced in their entirety or particular parts practiced on their own. This means that the time spent by someone using these could be a mere 2 minutes at their desk to reduce fatigue or for as long as someone wants at home for healthy exercise.
Courses can be run for up to 10 people at a time and are available in the UK, Europe and other regions on request.