Brazilian Jiu Jitsu uses the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger, heavier opponent by using proper technique, leverage, and most notably, taking the fight to the ground, and then applying joint locks and chokeholds to defeat the opponent. Sparring (or rolling) plays a significant role in training. Taught my Master Marshall who currently holds a Blue Belt in June 2017 under now BJJ Black Belt Kevin Hall (Basingstoke School of Martial Arts) of Team Ippon.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is available to ages 7 and over.

Phoenix School of Martial Arts teach effective self defence and martial arts training for older children, adults and families in and around Southampton, Eastleigh and Fareham. Created in 2015 by Master Marshall, our self defence systems programme was created to teach students a variety of martial arts techniques, whilst centring on the personal development of each student. From kicking, striking and block techniques, to joint manipulation, throws and positional escapes, you will learn a wide range of moves in this modern, unique class.

Recognised by the Cobra Martial Arts Association and added to the Cobra Self Defence register in 2015, our self defence systems programme is a popular class for students wanting to learn martial arts and to keep fit in a fun, group environment. Whether you live in Southampton, Eastleigh, Fareham or elsewhere in the Hampshire region, SDS programmes are open to anyone in the local area aged 10 and above. However, if you are under 16 you will need to go through a pre-assessment before attending class.

Our Self Defence Systems (SDS) Programme

The idea behind our self defence systems programme is to teach students a wide range of martial arts techniques, with a focus on self defence moves and modern teaching methods. By incorporating different styles of martial arts, the programme gives students a range of effective tools and techniques that can be tailored to the individual. Our self defence systems classes are held at Hamble Sports Complex in the Borough of Eastleigh, ideal for students coming from Southampton, Fareham and the surrounding areas.

The Phoenix SMA Self Defence Systems programme incorporates different martial arts moves such as:

Kicking and Striking – using TaeKwonDo kicking and striking techniques, you will be taught different punching, kicking, knee and elbow strikes in a safe environment

Blocking Techniques – at the core of all martial arts are blocking techniques, counter strikes and defensive postures such as guards, which are an essential part of self defence

Throws and Take-Downs – throws and take-downs are often used in martial arts such as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and are excellent for off-balancing your opponent

Sweeps – leg sweeps are an effective take-down method for off-balancing your subject and gaining a position of power

Positional Escapes – we teach groundwork positional escapes to Southampton, Eastleigh, Fareham and other Hampshire students, such as bridge and roll moves

Joint Locks and Chokes – joint manipulation, locks and chokes are a self defence move used to immobilise areas of the body and control your subject without using too much energy

Self Defence Systems Grading

Self defence systems grading is set out in 4 levels, signified by a White, Yellow, Orange and Red Belt. Each student will spend an average minimum time of 1 year at each level before achieving Black Belt, once 1st Dan is achieved, National Time Served applies to each Dan Grade. Unlike our TaekWonDo programme, self defence systems grading is assessed during classes rather than at a formal grading event.

We welcome students from throughout Southampton, Eastleigh, Fareham and the surrounding Hampshire areas to try our self defence systems class in Hamble for a fun and effective way to keep fit and learn new skills.