Singapore Self-Defence Classes for Mums & Kids
Open doors, unlocked cars and night-time walks – Singapore is a relatively safe city and we couldn’t be happier. But it’s sensible not to get too complacent and have regard for personal safety. If you’re keen for you and your kids to learn how to deflect some unwanted attention and pick up some discipline, fitness and concentration skills along the way, take a look at some self defence courses in Singapore.
Here are several studios where you can both get schooled in the ancient art of combat.
Ch’i Life Studio
Local actor Robin Leong (you might remember him from Channel 5 cop drama Triple Nine) set up this martial arts studio with a strong focus on providing disciplined training in a fun, positive environment. They offer a customised parent-and-child kung fu class where both of you can learn to chop, punch and kick.
Ch’i Life Studio, #05-11 Far East Shopping Centre, 545 Orchard Road, p. 6735 8812, e. [email protected]; #02-09 Block B, Playground @ Big Splash, 902 East Coast Parkway, p. 6348 1812, e. [email protected].
Evolve Mixed Martial Arts
It’s the top mixed martial arts (MMA) centre in Asia, and they really care about helping kids develop into strong, agile little fighters. Instructors here combine a range of martial arts techniques to give you a well-rounded practice. Try out a complimentary introductory class, available for people of all ages and skill levels. No sweat!
Evolve Mixed Martial Arts, #01-01 Far East Square, 26 China Street, Singapore 049568, p. 6536 4525; #03-11 Pomo Mall, 1 Selegie Road, Singapore 188306, p. 6337 0082, e. [email protected]
JF Self Defense
Keen to get trim, toned, and lethal and have a Lara Craft moment? Get a massive confidence boost with this dedicated self-defence centre. They provide various types of classes, like general training to help you get out of threatening situations in a flash, or intensive training to help you achieve your target fitness goals. Women and kids tend to be viewed as vulnerable targets, but they can pick up simple and effective self-defense techniques to ward off attackers successfully.
JF Self Defense, 14A Maju Avenue, Serangoon Gardens, Singapore 556691. Write to them here.
These guys are serious, and they use seriously scary moves. Kapap is the martial arts form performed by the Israeli armed forces, and focuses on developing lightning-quick reflexes to disarm and incapacitate attackers swiftly. They offer a wide range of classes for kids, teens, and ladies. Participants will be taught how to defend against potential rapists and use improvised weapons like umbrellas and water bottles. Useful techniques indeed.
Kapap Singapore, 22 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089129, p. 9027 6776, e. [email protected].
This studio focus on prevention and diffusing a situation and moves that are designed to preserve your stamina. This is a good place to equip kids with useful self-defence skills that can be applied to real life situations. U-Elite offers self-defense classes for 6-12 year olds, youth and young adults aged 13-45 years old, and for those above 45 years old.
U-Elite Singapore, 356 Tanjong Katong Road, Tanjong Katong Gym, Singapore 437119, p. 9154 5914, e. [email protected].
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Main image: Ch’i Life Studio