I’ve close friendships with many of the other martial arts instructors in Blackpool
I believe that as a community of people promoting the benefits of fitness and martial arts training, we can learn from each other, support each other and promote each other. When I was requested to provide a local Karate School in Blackpool with some awareness and practical skills training covering defences to various types of edged weapons, I was delighted to assist.
Knives are unfortunately very easy to obtain in Blackpool and they have been a part of a criminal culture for a long time. Having an awareness of whether someone may potentially have a knife or be about to use one is a useful skill for helping Karate students and other sports martial artists adapt from a rules based game into reality based self defence. Knives are not just a problem for adults, as many children are now carrying edged weapons, potentially even into a classroom environment.
Blackpool Karate is a modern sporting school and I was very impressed with the level of concentration from some of the younger class members. I received some great feedback after the training and I’ll be following up the course with some refresher skills later in the summer.
If you’re a local martial arts school and you would like West Coast Krav Maga to provide a workshop on self defence in Blackpool or Preston. Please contact us via this website.