Frequently Asked Questions

Contact Law's Institute of Self DefenseIs it a Martial Art?

At Law’s Self Defence we consider what we teach to be a professional system of personal protection designed to be simple and easy to learn. The term, ‘martial art’, often implies ancient tradition and philosophy associated with a sport and/or spiritual focus. In contrast, the methods and principals we will teach are based on modern ideas and scientific research of effective self defence techniques.

Can anyone learn?

At Law’s, we teach a wide range of students with varying backgrounds and abilities. Anyone who is interested in practical self defence is welcome.

Do I need to have experience?

Absolutely not. All you need is the desire to learn and have fun.

Do I need to be in good shape to get started?

No. Your fitness level will build gradually no matter where you are starting from. At Law’s your improved fitness will be a result of your self defence training and there is no better full body workout anywhere.

How long will it take before I will be able to defend myself?

Every student will progress at their own speed depending on how consistent their training is. For most students however, the skill and confidence they are looking for starts within a year.

What should my training goals be?

We suggest that students should train twice per week on average, and set an initial goal of progression through the first three blocks of training in the system (level 3 – purple belt).

How do I progress?

When you feel ready, our instructors will help you evaluate your progress and determine if you are ready to move on to the next block of training. The pace of your progression is always up to you.

What do I wear?

At Law’s we do not wear traditional martial arts uniforms. Our training is meant to address the realities of the street and as such , we train in clothing that reflects this focus. Our required uniform consists of a club t-shirt and club training pants.