Fighting to be safe with Sheffield self-defence class

Garry Smith and Jayne Wharf hold a self-defence seminar for women at the Sharrow Vale Community forum
Garry Smith and Jayne Wharf hold a self-defence seminar for women at the Sharrow Vale Community forum
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Women in Sheffield can get helped in how to stay safe on the streets thanks to self-defence classes.

Instructors Garry Smith and Jayne Wharf , from the The Academy of Self Defence, held their first seminar in Sharrow.

They showed women how to spot behavioural warning signs to detect a threat, how to get away from it and if they have no other option - to defend themselves.

Dad Garry, of Fulwood, said: “Our objective is to help women feel safer - we are not training people to fight.

“One of those who came to our class was very nervous, so it was brave of her to come, and I explained that people who think they are capable of looking after themselves become more confident, and as a result less of a target.”

Classes in ju jitsu, combat and self defence are run every week by the academy.

In January a new self-defence classes for women will launch.

Visit www.academyofselfdefence.co.uk.