Notification: Training Cancellation (11.11.2016)

Hi everyone,

Just to let you all know that due to an existing booking at the hall, we will not be training next Friday, the 11th of November. However, the next week we’re returning to training as usual (18.11.2016).

All the best! For existing members, homework will be set shortly in our online group…

See you on the other side,

-Josh Nixon


It’s Time to Get Writing Again

Elbow Strike Neon - LogoIt’s been a fair while since I actively wrote much on here. In fact, for quite some time all I’ve used this blog for is to let everyone know when a session here or there has had to be cancelled. That’s just not right at all.

It’s time for that to change.

Many of our posts have proved to be (sometimes surprisingly!) popular, gaining local interest as well as praise from instructors here in the UK and overseas. Early writing such as our reviews of Cutting Edge’s “Systema Basics” series and “The Pavement Arena” by the British Combat Association’s Geoff Thompson and Peter Consterdine were well-received and continue to be read often today. Writeups from training sessions, notably ones covering topics such as fighting on the ground, dealing with multiple attackers, striking from positions of disadvantage and just getting knackered with gruelling drills did well to attract attention from the world, and many readers found them interesting and informative. Posts such as this one from Red Nose Day last year did especially well to attract readers due to their technical information and poorly-scribbled diagrams!

However, as we’ve spent more and more time training I’ve spent less and less time writing. Like I said, it’s time for that to change. When wondering what I wanted to write, I realised that I wasn’t asking the right question, which is:

What do you want to read?

There are a few ideas brewing for getting back into the swing of things with our various online presences (some of which you’ve seen nothing of yet at all!) but more than anything I want to hear what you think. What do you want me to write about? What questions do you have that have gone unanswered? What have you been searching for but never really found anything covering the topic to your satisfaction? Let us know whichever way you like.

The next move is yours.

Session cancelled: 13.05.2016

Hi all,

I can’t believe it’s been a year since last time already! One of the regular (and thus unavoidable) prior bookings at our Endon venue occurs this week on Friday the 13th of May, and as such we’ll be unable to train that day as both rooms are in use all day.

We’re not training on 13.05.2016.

Training resumes next week on Friday the 20th of May!

See you next week!

All the best,

Josh Nixon

Holiday Announcement – Easter 2016

Hi all,

Just a quick notification here that we will not be training on Friday the 1st of April due to holiday arrangements.

We’re still training the week before on Friday the 25th of March as usual, and we’ll be returning to training the week after on Friday the 8th of April.

Private training clients have all been contacted, but for anyone getting in touch: I will be unavailable from the 29th of March to the 5th of April, unless you’re in Spain that is!

A very happy Easter to you all.

All the best,

Josh Nixon

Training Cancellation – 15.01.2016


My apologies but despite my best attempts, due to illness I’m going to have to postpone training until next week.

See you all then and I hope you all have a great weekend!


Christmas/New Year Holiday Announcement


Most of you who attend our class already know, but here is a reiteration for everyone else:

Evolutionary Self-Protection’s Friday class IS on this week (Friday the 18th of December). That will be our last training session until after Christmas, so:

We are not training on Friday the 25th of December.

We are not training on Friday the 1st of January.

We are resuming training on Friday the 8th of January.

Private training sessions will continue unless we’ve gotten in touch with you to cancel due to our availability and that of the venues we use over the Christmas period.

We wish you all a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year to come!

Holiday Announcement

Evolutionary Self-Protection office will be closed from Friday the 21st of August to Monday the 7th of September.

Classes this week (the 7th) and next week (the 14th) are on as usual.

Classes on the 21st and 28th of August, and the 4th of September, will be cancelled.

Classes will resume on Friday the 11th of September!

Private training will also be postponed through this period and will resume during the week beginning Monday the 7th of September. Existing clients will be contacted and new students’ contact will be replied to at the earliest opportunity.

If you need anything in the meantime, email and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

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