Reviews - Eclectic Self Protection (ESP) - North London Martial Arts & Self Defence

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Soke Turton
UK Self Defence Expert & 10th Dan Grand Master, All Styles Martial Arts Association

“Luke is an intelligent and personable instructor with a great deal of both knowledge and technical skills and abilities. who I have great respect for. He is deeply keen to attain high standards in the ‘soft’ and ‘hard’ skills of martial arts, teaching and practicing effective methods ensuring a wide skill base. His approach is very professional, and he always ensures he presents an inspirational role model for his students.”


Christian
Senior Dan Graded Instructor In Sakiado & Kickboxing, & Ex Door Supervisor

"I have known Luke for 10 years as a martial artist and friend. He trains hard and strives to improve developing mentally and physically. He is a true example of an indomitable spirit and dedicated disciplined warrior who always practices techniques to perfection. Luke is a very innovative individual who will always endeavour to steer his clients and students in the right direction.”


Becka
Sports Coordinator - Academy Of Sport & Well-being

" Luke was a paid employee of our University Sports Ambassador Scheme for 3 years  delivering sports coaching in martial arts and basketball as well as fitness and mentoring sessions across London. He has helped schools and organisations meet national activity level guidelines by supporting their inhouse and extracurricular activities, and has offered new and exciting activities within the local community.

Luke was a fantastic and amicable instructor with strong leadership, organisational and teamwork skills who created a pleasant and vibrant atmosphere with a disciplined outset. I recommend him highly"


Krysta
ESP Student

I attended 3 full courses with the Eclectic Self Protection Academy in 2017. Luke is extremely professional and knowledgeable on the art of self-defence and provides a programme that covers a wide range of different techniques and scenarios you may come across in life.

As a lone female traveller doing ESP with Luke gave both myself and my family peace of mind as to the dangers that are out there and practical ways to protect myself from them both at home and while travelling. I will take this knowledge with me throughout my life and it has been extremely beneficial in terms of my confidence to protect myself if needed. Building confidence happens as you practice different scenarios and what to do in them to get yourself out of dangerous situations in the most safe and efficient way.    

The classes were fun and active in a safe and controlled way. Luke goes through different movements clearly and goes back over things until you know them. I would recommend theses courses to anyone, men, woman and children. Luke is a friendly and approachable instructor with a real passion for ESP. Thank you Luke and ESP for everything you taught me."


Ronnie
ESP Student

"I have been training with the Eclectic Self Protection Academy for some time now. I was actually nervous before my first class, however after the class I found it to be really enjoyable and felt better for going.

Luke is a friendly, disciplined and encouraging coach who has a wealth of experience in martial arts. He demonstrates the techniques very clearly and was always on hand to offer guidance when practicing the techniques. The classes are fun in addition to learning skills that are useful for real life situations. The meditation exercises are a great way of warming down, increasing self-esteem and lowering stress levels.

The gradings i have passed have been challenging, rigorous but extermely rewarding.

I would highly recommend the classes and courses to anyone wishing to learn how to protect themselves"


Minh
Black Belt Club Instructor, World Sakiado Association

“I have been training and instructing with Luke for over 6 years. We have religiously trained together, competed in competitions and coached throughout clubs. He has had a great family bond with the academy’s students, peers and accompanying instructors, and offered engaging and enjoyable sessions. His approach to training is motivational and enthusiastic, and he makes a very skill full all-rounded martial arts instructor.”


James
St Mungos

"We hired the academy’s instructor to run fitness and self defence classes for St Mungos on a weekly basis for 2 years. The instructor conducted a range of classes in fitness, healthy eating and personal defence for a wide variety of St Mungo clients.

The Academy Coach ws an intelligent, amicable and personable instructor who prides on delivering excellence. The instructor offered enjoyable and engaging sessions increasing people’s health, fitness, confidence, self assurance personal security, and self defence skills whilst being a positive role model.

The ESP Academy was courteous, polite and respectful and presented high quality advice, as well as being an integral part in developing our clients mental and physical health.
 
Eclectic Self Protection has been brilliant in coaching valuablle aspects of self-protection and fitness, and I would highly recommend the academy for any other future organisations."


Brian
ESP Self Defence Course Attendie

"Having had an ‘incident’ whilst on holiday abroad, I decided it needed to get some self-defence techniques under my belt should I be met with a similar experience. I learned a great deal from Luke in a short space of time. He swiftly passes on a range of techniques to deal with a variety of possible threats. He has made this process into a science. Over the weeks the knowledge and sklls increased steadily as did my fitness levels. If you wish to feel more secure in a world of increasing threats - we all know what is happening on our local streets - then I recommend you check out Luke’s self-defence courses: exhilarating and fun they will give you the knowledge of how to deal with a difficult situation should it arise.”


Molly
ESP Student

"Luke was a really professional and presentable instructor with a lot to offer. The self defence courses were really fun and the techniques were easy to pick up and aimed at all ages and abilities.

I enjoyed practicing the different moves and techniques that were given a context as to when they would be useful. Such as if someone came at you from a certain direction.

Not only did I learn some good skills on the courses but I also got a great boost in fitness. What more could you want?"


Yanga
One-To-One Client

"I’ve been training with Luke privately for a year now, and believe he is one of the most dedicated & committed fitness and self defence trainers in North London. I started training at a few classes, and due to work commitments decided to book private sessions and have really enjoyed the variety & challenge he puts into my own self-development.

Luke was devoted on helping me achieve my goals and made every session fun, challenging and most importantly rewarding. My confidence, self-awareness, personal security and fitness have enhanced and I’ve seen improvements in my ability to complete more press-ups, sit ups, squats, core exercises, and intensive pad work, and generally challenge myself throughout each session. In addition, the meditation exercises have made me feel more positive about myself, have lowered my stress levels, and have helped me to stay more focussed. I must say that training privately with this academy I actually looked forward to my sessions in the park, and a after workout social drink.

Luke was extremely reliable & punctual, was always set up & ready to start training well in advance, had dynamic and varied exercise routines planned, and corrected flaws to avoid injuries and make my techniques bio-mechanically correct.

I thoroughly enjoy training in outdoor environment, and would recommend Luke to other clients wishing to improve their fitness, health and practical martial art skills."



Deian
LSBU - 2004 to 2007, Sports Development Group

"The sporting athlete was enrolled on to The Academy Of Sports Scholarship programme. The awards given were a Developmental and Tier 2 Bursary in martial arts demonstrating promising potential and strong competition performance on senior national and regional levels. We can confirm that the athlete has trained with the University’ Martial Arts Squad Team and has competed regularly at martial art competitions throughout the UK.  Our 3 year programme has supported the athletes’ development academically, financially, and on the field of play. We have no hesitation in recommending this athlete for martial arts coaching, martial art competition or assisting in sporting events."


Sifu Whitworth
Head Instructor ITG Rapid Assault Tactics

“Luke has high quality skills and knowledge in martial arts and self defence. He makes an excellent self defence instructor as he is very articulate presenting information well in depth. All in all very capable martial artist, teacher and all round nice guy”


Maxine
Womens Self Defence Workshop Attendie

"I attended the Women's Self Defence Workshop with the Eclectic Self Protection Academy along with a few friends. The group activites and presentations gave me sound knowledge and self protection skills applicable to women. It was a great insight into the complexities and dangers women can face in their environment and society. I now feel more self-aware and confident, and have easy to use skills in aiding in my personal protection."


Chris
ESP Intensive Student

"I have been training in martial arts for several years and hold senior grades in Sakiado and Krav Maga. I now train in ESP, and after training in previous martial art systems, ESP is a new innovative and hybrid way of training which will give you easy to use, accessible and explosive techniques that are fast, effective and dynamic, and can be used even when fear is racing through your body.

The mental and physical training has given me an ongoing boost in confidence, self-assurance, self-awareness and self esteem, and has helped me to perform better at work and feel more positive in life. In addition, my reflexes have sharpened and my agility, fitness and flexibility have improved making ESP an all-rounded training package for self-defence and optimum health."


Katy
Academy Of Sport

"Luke was an employee of our Sports Ambassador Scheme working at schools, colleges and national organisations throughout South London. Our clients and service users have thoroughly enjoyed taking part in team games and individual challenges, and have benefited from fun, rewarding and exciting sporting activities. Luke was a professional, engaging and friendly sports ambassador who worked well as a team, and put a great deal of time and effort into improving students confidence, motivation and playing ability. I would highly recommend Luke to all sports practitioners who want to progress to the next level in their development."


Annie
ESP Student

"I have been a student of my older brothers martial arts club for 4 years. I now train privately in Eclectic Self Protection and am working my way up through the grades. The academy is highly informative, covering all areas of self-defence as well as offering physical and mental fitness, and a release from daily stress. I now have a healthy and positive attitude towards personal security and self protection, and feel more self aware and confident when I am out and about, and in life in general."


Andrew
Senior Community Manager

"The Eclectic Self Protection Acadmey have been running classes, courses and workshops in self defence at Hornsey Town Hall for the last 4 years. The classes were hugely popular with the community and added great value to the Town Hall's programme. We believe in the great importance of members of the public being equipped with the necessary skills to feel confident in protecting themselves, and I would highly recommend Eclectic Self Protection."


Danielle
Mildmay Manager

"We booked a four hour corporate self defence session with Eclectic Self Protection for our team building day. Luke was an excellent trainer and the moves were highly effective, but also suitable for a diverse age group of beginners and advanced students to follow. On completing the session we were left feeling confident and knowledgeable. It also led us to booking regular sessions to extend and perfect our skills. Thankyou Luke & ESP for your expertise, knowledge and patience. We would highly recommend Eclectic Self Protection to anyone wishing to devlop their personal security and self defence skills."


Ellanor
Self Defence Course Attendie

"Luke was a really informative instructor and made the classes interesting and fun. It was great for fitness as well, I would definitely recommend."


Grainne
ESP Student

"I attended the ESP Academy Self Defence classes with my daughter and we learned so much - even from the first class. It was a real confidence boost and he was able to explain all the moves very clearly - yet get through lots in every lesson. It was also great exercise and lots of fun!

Funnily enough shortly after attending the self defence course - except it wasn't all that funny at the time - a large man behaved in a rather threatening way to me one morning on the tube. I felt less intimidated knowing I wasn't a total novice at protecting myself!"


Lisa
Self Defence Course Attendie

"I attended a five week self defence course and was amazed at how much was squeezed into each lesson. Luke made sure that all moves and techniques were demonstrated well and that there was ample time to practice each one on fellow students of different statures. More importantly all the moves can be used by total beginners. The course has given me confidence knowing that I wouldn't be helpless in the event of an attack. I would definetly recommend."


Helen
Womens Self Defence Workshop Attendie

"Excellent! An informative, energetic and engaging course. Luke is an excellent instructor who is really knowledgeable and personable, and very experienced. He was respectfil and warm but also engaged fully with the seriousness of the content of the course.

Everything was repeated and all limitations / injuries were considered and alternatives provided.

The course was excellent from the beginning, through and during, and to the end. I would highly recommend!"


Anne-Marie
Woemns Self Defence Course Attendie

"The ESP course gave sound advice on personal safety and self-protection as well as teaching a variety of good techniques to defend yourself from a number of different situations. Im glad that I attended."


Sukhi Jay
Womens Self Defence Workshop Attendie

"This was an excellent course with very clear instructions and was easy to follow. The instructor was really articulate and responsible, and made the course fun with great techniques.!"


Lucy Warren
Woemns Self Defence Course Attendie

"I was very satisfied with the services ESP provided as it was very helpful and I learned alot. This course is ideal for women of any age who would like to improve their personal security and self defence skills. It was definetly worth coming too."


Anne
Womens Self Defence Workshop Attendie

"I was vey satisfied with course as it was presented in an accessible manner. The techniques were very essential to everyday situations and were explained well. Overal - very good! "


Richard
Private Student

"I found ESP a great way to improve fitness and conditioning. The range of martial arts scenario-based training included makes group sessions engaging and enjoyable. I'd highly recommend it!"



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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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