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We believe that no one should live in fear for their safety or be physically intimidated by anyone. In particular, we are passionate about making women safer and better able to defend themselves.
We teach the Ketsugo Martial Art - a street-optimised combination of Aikido, Krav Maga, Wing Chun, Taijutsu and the Police officer safety training system. For short self defence courses, we teach the basics of this art, which are very effective and can be learned quickly by anyone. When people train with us for longer, we are able to teach them the full system so they go beyond self defence and become martial artists.
Sadly, today we live in a violent society where verbal and physical abuse towards employees is very much on the increase. Legislation dictates that companies must now take steps to train their staff in defending themselves against such abuse. Companies must ensure that all training in this field is to a standard where the course not only protects staff in the workplace, but also against potential litigation.
Healthy and Safety legislation states the employers must provide adequate training. Failure to supply the required training may result in an injured employee suing their employer for compensation. To avoid the risk of potential litigation and provide adequate training to ensure Health & Safety, suitable instruction in approved Breakaway/Self Defence techniques should be provided to all employees at risk.
You may ask "Can I afford to do this?". With the risks of litigation being a potentially far greater cost, perhaps the question to ask is "Can I afford NOT to do this?"!
Guardian Personal Protection can provide the solution - an affordable bespoke training service, directly addressing the needs of each organisation and it's employees.
The short answer to this question is "Everyone!". There was a time when the risk to employees was very low, but that time has sadly passed. It is no longer true even to simply say that only public-facing employees are at risk - although these employees are at the most obvious risk still. With the development of terrorism within the UK and the forms it is taking, nobody is safe and everybody could benefit from Self Defence training and Anti-Terror attack preparation training. Even office workers with no exposure to the public are at risk from intruders into the office and in particular terrorist intrusions and attacks.
If a masked man burst into your office wielding a machette or a gun, would you know what to do? Would your staff?
If there was a bomb explosion in your office building, would you know what to do if you were lucky enough to survive it? Would your staff?
If a member of the public became threatening or violent, would you know what to do? Would your staff?
If a member of the public became verbally abusive, would you know what to do? Would your staff?
Some of these threats might be considered foreseeable and probable, others are much lower probability but remain a possibility and one that should be prepared for in the current security climate. There is "Known Risk" and "Unknown Risk", but there is no such thing as "No Risk". Employers and employees, and indeed all people, would be wise to prepare for both known and unknown risk events. However, if certain events are reasonably foreseeable risks, then an employer might be held responsible in court if sued for not providing training to employees who have faced a foreseeable risk.
Most employers would like to think themselves "Good Employers", but what does it take to be a "Great Employer"? A good Christmas party? Free pizza? Flexible working arrangements? Equality and diversity?
All these things are great and much appreciated by employees - and people very often don't want to think about what can go wrong for them whilst doing their job. However, free pizza is going to look fairly unimportant when an employee finds themselves in a situation where they are being put in fear for their life or have been seriously injured by violence in the workplace. At times like that, they will value and respect an employer who has done all that they can to keep them safe at work by providing Self Defence and Anti-Terror training. They will very likely be grateful for and value the training even if they never have to use it. It is certainly our wish and hope that they never have to.
So one benefit of Self Defence and Anti-Terror training is that it will make you a Great Employer!
If you value your employees, you will want to keep them safe. You will want them safe at work and you will want them safe in their life outside work. If an employee is injured, they may be off from work for any amount of time. If they are killed or permanantly injured, you will have lost a valued employee and there will be an impact on the emotional wellbeing of that person's colleagues.
If your employee is the victim of a violent attack whilst doing their job and the employer has not provided Self Defence training, they will have a case against the employer in court if they feel they have to sue for damages. By providing Self Defence training to employees, you protect both the employees and the Company or Organisation that employs them.
Teambuilding training is very popular with many employers. However, most team building courses do not teach anything particularly useful. If you send your staff on one of our Self Defence training courses, they will receive Team Building benefits as a powerful side effect of the Self Defence training. If you are going to pay for Team Building, why not send your employers home with something that can save their lives both inside and outside of work? That's got to be more valuable than an afternoon in a racing buggy, doing some archery or building castles out of paper etc.!
We find that when people come on a Self Defence training course, there is a strong Team Building effect. This is often commented upon at the end of courses during debriefing. New relationships are forged and existing relationships are developed in new ways. When people train together in Self Defence, they have to work together and trust each other in ways that they would not normally experience in an office or other environment. This enables people to get to know each other much better and in different ways, to see new qualities in each other and explore different ways to work with each other. This leads to the development of good working relationships in training which they take back to their workplace.
Self confidence is a complicated subject and it isn't something we go into directly. However, training in Self Defence and Martial Arts has a very powerful effect on a person's self confidence. A person can have or think they have any number of complex reasons for low self confidence, but it is found that time and time again, training in Self Defence and Martial Arts has a very positive effect on their confidence and personal development. It may be that subconsciously, many people know how vulnerable they are physically and this comes out in the way that they relate to people. By teaching that person how to anticipate, assess and respond to physical threat, we can give them context for their feelings and help them understand the difference between a situation they need to be concerned about and one that they don't. People who train in Self Defence very often feel that they walk taller and with more confidence. This makes them less attractive targets for some opportunist criminals. Knowing how to deal with violence or the threat thereof can make a significant difference to a person's confidence.