Public Training

All you need for any of these classes is comfortable clothing that’s safe for physical activity and a drink of water.

All of these classes are open to the public – anyone is warmly welcome to turn up and train with us!

Please note we also offer private and corporate training options for individuals and groups of all ages, as well as NUS student discount on all our training and a rewarding referral scheme.

For updates on classes, including training cancellations, any changes to times, etc please see the ESP Facebook page. Thank you.

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Evolutionary Self-Protection in Stoke-on-Trent:

Endon Village Hall, Station Road, Endon, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST9 9DR
All ages (18+), fitness levels and ability levels welcome!
Fridays at 18:00-19:00.
Just £5 per session.
This class is purely focussed on efficient self-protection and associated training methods. As such, it does not entail many elements of martial arts that people may be familiar with. There are no gradings, there is no uniform, etc. If you’re looking for simple and effective self-protection, with a wide understanding of the topic and underlying principles rather than just a list of techniques, then this is what you’re looking for. This class is run by Josh Nixon, the founding instructor of Evolutionary Self-Protection.

Please note that this class is in the process of being rescheduled and as such is closed unless we say otherwise in the meantime. Please enquire if you wish to train. We will post on our Facebook page for any sessions which will be open through this interim period.

PHDefence in Stoke-on-Trent:

Baddeley Edge Baptist Church, Fowlers Lane, Stoke-on-Trent, ST2 7NB
All ages (18+), fitness levels and ability levels welcome!
Wednesdays at 18:00-19:30.
Just £5 per session.

Up-to-date information on this class can be found at

This is Sigung Paul Horrobin and Sifu Josh Nixon’s martial arts class, a practical and modern take on traditional Gōngfu training. The main influences are Yǒng Chūn (Wing Chun) and Tàijí Quán (Tai Chi), alongside other influences such as Muay Thai, Krav Maga and Systema. Sigung Paul Horrobin is a highly respected member of the local community who is well-known for his kindness and generosity. If you’re looking for a martial art to adopt, whether you want it as just a class to go to or a way of life to follow, this class will serve you well.

Please note that your British Combat Association membership purchased through either Evolutionary Self-Protection or PHDefence is valid for training across both systems (as well as any other BCA instructor – there are many of us!) so duplicate membership/insurance is not necessary.

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  9. Chris Dodd says:

    Hi is this class still running? I would be very interested in attending if so.


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