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Our Values
"Providing excellence through self defence training"
Luke James
ESP Founder
January Crouch End Self Defence Course 2020
Our next self defence course is taking place on the 4 Thursdays of January 2020 (9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th) at Hornsey Parish Church in Crouch End from 7.30 to 8.45pm
The System

Eclectic Self Protection (ESP) was founded on streamlined principles to offer an explosive, dynamic and reality self defence system that enhanced the traditional martial arts, but still maintained grace, discipline and grading structure.

Eclectic Self Protection (ESP) is not restriced to a particular art / style or system name other than ‘Eclectic’ for mixed or integrated and ‘self protection’ today’s more newer and refined term for self defence. ESP utilises a endless and boundless syllabus setting you on a path of discovery that will permutate the mind and body making techniques become automatic.
The Syllabus

Eclectic Self Protection (ESP) is a system that :

  • has a syllabus evolving around personal defence and self protection
  • inclusively trains everyone for optimum health
  • utilises self defence for self development
  • uses biomechanically correct techniques that can be applied with maximum power minimal wastage of time
  • uses modern realistic methodology that builds on intuitive logic and learning in regards to self protection
  • emphasises short user friendly techniques that are naturally effective
  • uses gross motor function as opposed to fine motor skills
  • counteracts the strength factor
  • is continually updated by a range of martial arts and self defence disciplines
  • is a study of the physiology, psychology, anatomy and biomechanics of the human body in regards to self defence training
  • enhances the physical and mental well-being
  • has been developed in relation to the UK and International Law
Febuary Womens Crouch End Self Defence Workshop 2020
The Womens Self Defence Workshop is taking place on Saturday 1st Of Febuary 2020 at Hornsey Parish Church in Crouch End from 11am to 2pm

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Hackney Corporate 4Hr Self Defence Workshop 2019 (ESPA)
An analysis of Self defence and the UK law was explained with relevance to 1) the perceived level of threat, 2) the appropriate and necessary response, and 3) a justifiable use of force. We also covered the criminal law act.
Published by Luke James - 6/10/2019
Muswell Hill Personal Training - September 2019
A client from Muswell Hill contacted me via my website and booked in for 2 private 90 minute sessions. They wanted the sessions designed for practical martial arts and self defence, and for key personal security skills relevant to travelling as they were a regular traveller abroad.
Published by Luke James - 22/9/2019
Highgate Personal Training July 2019
After a 10 minute initial consultation they had no injuries or conditions and were currently fit and healthy and wanted the session totally focussed on self defence. Client 1 mentioned to me he use to train in ITF Taekwondo for a few years whilst at university and found it too demanding and was not very focussed on societies dangers, and wanted a package of natural and simple self defence techniques. Client 2 was a beginner and wanted a boost in confidence, self assurance, personal protection and general fitness.
Published by Luke James - 3/8/2019

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