8 Week Self Defence Course For Women

Certified course - students will receive a certificate upon completion of the  course.

Aikido 8-week self defence course for women 

      Why attend our Aikido 8-week         
    self-defence for women course?

Have you ever felt nervous walking down a street at night? Felt apprehensive walking alone to your car in a poorly lit street? Been uneasy hearing a male's footsteps approaching you from behind on an isolated path, sidewalk or corridor?
Been uncomfortable by a sexual comment or unwanted advances?

 If you're a woman and want to learn basic self defence come visit Martin Acton's Aikido Institute. 
Our lessons aim to help you feel safer and better prepared in an emergency. We will teach you how to:
  • Stop or deflect an attacker
  • Disarm an armed attacker
  • Respond in a calm and focused way to a physical or verbal attack
  • Learn about most common assaults
  • Discover what are undercover assailants
  • Find out how predators target victims
  • How to set boundaries to keep you safe
  • Deal with verbal & mental assault
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Self defense class. Elderly woman trowing attacker on crash mat. Martin Acton's Aikido Institute.
Self defence for women. A young woman is outside and putting her hand up to stoop an attacker. Martin Acton's Aikido Institute
Self defense classes. This is a poster saying you can fight back to motivate people. Martin Acton's Aikido Institute
Self defence classes. two women practicing a wrist lock to restrain an attacker. Martin Acton's Aikido Institute


The 8-Week Self-Defence Course was brilliant. Martin Sensei and everyone there was really welcoming and patient with me. I have learned lots of different ways of defending myself in different situations and can feel myself getting fitter! I've decided to stay on after the self-defence course to learn more Aikido techniques. Would recommend it to anyone! 
- Gillian
Self defence classes. two women practicing a wrist lock to restrain an attacker. Martin Acton's Aikido Institute

How much are courses?

Our courses run for 8 weeks and are usually £100, but call us today for a limited time offer of £70!
Find out more about our prices
This shows a photo of a woman being stalked and three other photos show women who have been beaten up. Martin Acton's Aikido Institute

What this course will teach you;

New 8-Week Aikido Self-Defence Course for Women
Starting Tuesday 12th December
From 7-8pm.
AT: Martin Acton's Aikido Institute
100 Church Street Dromore BT251AA
Pirce; £70 includes License & annual insurance
Suitable for beginners.

This course will teach you about the dangers women have to face on a regular basis. 
  • A boss or co-worker keeps making unwanted advances. Learn how to stop it.
  • You get an uneasy feeling about a person should you ignore it?
  • Friends are putting peer pressure on you to do something you feel uncomfortable about. Should you just go along and make them happy?
  • Someone is touching you without your permission what should you do?
  • Learn how predators target victims. 
  • How to understand & set boundaries to keep you safe.
  • You go out for a meal with a friend and someone attacks you during the meal. How can you protect yourself?
This course is effective, practical and may just save your life.
The longer you put this off, it's going to get more difficult to do. Everyday life is going to get in the way and prevent you learning these valuable life lessons. 
Successful people act quickly. You never know when someone may try to mug, sexually abuse, or try to kill you. It is better to have skills and not to have to use them than to be attacked and have to live with the "If only I had ..."
Due to limited space, we can only accept 8 women. Call now to reserve your spot. Please share this with your friends and loved ones, maybe we can help one of them. Thank you.
Self defence classes. two women practicing a wrist lock to restrain an attacker. Martin Acton's Aikido Institute

If you say "No!" He / She must stop!

Your body is your temple! No-one has the right to touch you without your permission. Learn to set boundaries and don't let others pressure you into doing something you are uncomfortable about. 
When you go out with your friends for drinks be careful not to leave your drink unattended, someone may slip something into it and the next thing you know, you are waking up after having been sexually assaulted. If you are unfortunate and find yourself in this situation please report it to the police immediately. They will do their best to help you. 
Bad things happen in predictable places. What are those places?
Bars, parties and other places where people get their minds altered. Drugs & alcohol change the way people think and act. They lower  inhibitions and make people stupid. 
Self defence classes. two women practicing a wrist lock to restrain an attacker. Martin Acton's Aikido Institute

Be aware of what information you give!

Predators use charm to gain access, but they also use it to gain information. Sometimes as innocuous as telling a handsome stranger at the library which dorm you live in might give him everything he needs to choose an ambush site. Be wary about giving information. Be especially wary if someone asks information that they have no need or right to know. 
If you fall into his trap and lose which is most likely to happen you may get yourself killed. Certainly, you can expect to be maimed, crippled or deliberately disfigured. 

 A women in love with the wrong man! Ladies don't let this be your story.

I got flowers today... it wasn't my birthday or another special day. We had our first fight last night and he told me a lot of cruel things that really hurt me. I know he's...... sorry and he didn't mean the things he said because he sent me... flowers today...

I got flowers today. It wasn't our birthday or another special day. Yesterday, in the night, he pushed me against a wall and started strangling me. It looked like a nightmare. I couldn't believe it was real. I woke up this morning the painful and bruised body. I know he must be sorry because he sent me flowers today.

I got flowers today. And it wasn't mother's day or another special day. Yesterday, in the night, he beat me again, it was a lot more violent than the other times. If I leave him, what would i be? How can I take care of my children? What about financial problems? I'm afraid of him, but I'm afraid to leave. But I know he must be sorry because he sent me flowers today.

I got flowers today. Today was a very special day, it was the day of my funeral. Yesterday in the night, he finally killed me. He beat me to death. If only I had found enough courage to leave him, I wouldn't have received flowers today "

Ladies I hope you never find yourself in a relationship like this. if you are in an abusive relationship and want out we can help you at Martin Acton's Aikido Institute. Call 078-6940-2588. Help is available. Your call will be confidential and this is a safe place. 
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This is a photo of a woman in love that was beaten and killed by a man that said he loved her . Martin Acton's Aikido Institute.
A young woman has been beaten and cut by an attacker. Martin Acton's Aikido Institute
this is aphoto of a woman with a bruised face and black eye with a man standing behind her with his arms folded looking at her in a menacing way. . Martin Acton's Aikido Institute
This is a photo of a woman out jogging in a forest when she was attacked. Martin Acton's Aikido Institute

Female jogger sexually attacked

A woman was out jogging alone in a local forest, when a man came up behind her and punched her in the head. When she fell he tried to rape her. 
Fortunately the lady had just completed an Aikido Women's Self-Defence Course and she used the tactics that she had been taught to restrain and pin him until assistance and police arrived.
The man was arrested and he is known to have raped several other women in the past. 
Ladies if you are going to jog please go with a friend. That is much safer than going alone.  The lady was glad she had taken the course. It really saved her. 
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Call Martin Acton's Aikido Institute in Dromore to book a place in our self defence for women course: 

07869 402 588
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