Basic Self Defence

Self-confidence, self-discipline and self-control.

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Basic Self Defence is a society dedicated to introducing you to some of the systems and disciplines of Self Defence. It is a great opportunity to learn practical moves which will make you feel more confident and most importantly, safe in a high stress environment. As well as defending yourself, body language reading, situational awareness and the legal matters of defence are just a few of the many parts of your training. All of our instructors have experience in different martial arts, including Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Krav Maga, Aikido, Eskirma, Boxing, Kick Boxing and Chinese fighting styles; however, we all learn new skills and fighting techniques to teach you even more!

Well then, grab your gear and join us! Not only are we planning to teach you about defence but we are also planning some great fun activities and social events, such as paint-balling, escape rooms, karaoke nights, Purple Wednesdays, society meals out and much more.

No matter how big or small you are, anyone can engage, learn new skills and develop a new self confidence in learning Basic Self Defence.

"Self-confidence, self-discipline and self-control" 

Weekly Sessions:

  • Monday from 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Recap session)
  • Monday from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Advanced class)
  • Wednesday from 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (entry class)
  • Friday from 12:00 PM- 1:15PM (entry class)
  • Friday from 1:15PM - 2:30PM (entry class)
  • Friday from 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM (advanced class)

***First Training Session***

Welcome all back from the Christmas break. Come join us on the 20th January for our first training session of the year. Training is located in the activities room inside the Student Union building (upstairs). Watch our Facebook page for the sign up sheet for the sessions. See you there!


Follow our Facebook page and Instagram for the latest updates.

Facebook: Basic Self Defence University of Portsmouth 

Instagram: @basicselfdefence

(Please note, this society is focused on defence and how to protect yourself. Therefore, specific techniques will be taught throughout your experience with us.)

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Purchasing of memberships for 2019/20 academic year have now closed.

Memberships for 2020/21 will be available at the start of the new academic year.

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