Personal Security


With the dark nights drawing in and with our staff working shifts we thought it was a good idea to hold a self-defence class for our help desk staff.

Our European Sales director, Andy Palmer, trains in traditional Aikikai Aikido and so assisted instructor Dave Thomas, 3rd Dan, in the class.

The aim of the class was to teach our staff the basics of self-defence such as turning round and confronting your attacker, breaking free from choke holds, wrist grabs, hair pulling and what to do if you are grabbed from behind. 

Andy said, “Dave and I were very impressed with how quickly everybody picked up the techniques. I think the staff especially enjoyed seeing Dave throw me around!” 

The class was a great success and so by the request of the staff, we have decided to hold one every six weeks.