"I’ve been going to this club now for a few weeks, I have some experience in unarmed defensive tactics on a professional level for a little under 17 years. The first thing that struck me, is how welcoming and friendly everyone is. There are absolutely no egos or anything remotely resembling such.The training is very modern and techniques delivered are applicable to situations you may be exposed to if you were unlucky enough to be threatened or worse. Which I guess is the whole point of the training. It has allowed me to develop on from my previous experience and with my son training with me, gives me the confidence that he has some awareness and discipline to recognise and avoid detrimental situations or if needs be have some realistic capability to protect himself and others.It’s a great fitness class that is fun, respectful, educational and so very supportive both from a fellow student point of view and from the instructors."
"I have studied various forms of Martial Arts for the past 30 years & so far 'Total Body Defence' is the full package,
Easy to learn & hard to forget whilst being suitable for any demographic.
No two lessons are the same & the teaching is second to none!
Thank you TBD"
"Brilliant class, would recommend this to anyone. Very friendly atmosphere that makes everyone feel welcome! All of the instructors are happy to help and do a brilliant job of doing so, once again would recommend this to anyone looking to start regardless of experience"
"Hi , i started TBD a few weeks ago i must admit i was really nervous and didn't know what to expect , i was greeted by everyone and my first thought was how friendly everyone was which put me at ease straight away , Alun was very patient and helpful in showing me different techniques it was also a lot of fun , now i look forward to TBD every week and now my whole family has joined , I'd recommend TBD to anyone fantastic team"
"I train in Newport Risca and Pontypool and my 8 year old son trains in TBD Kids Newport. There is no boring kata just lots of great techniques. Its a fascinating martial art with strikes, kicks, holds, throws, take downs, locks, chokes and a lot more. I thoroughly enjoy it and it keeps me fit also. Great bunch of people also. Give it a try"
"It’s great to build self confidence, discipline, respect and to make friends. Mark is very supportive and inclusive and treats every person the same. My daughter has thoroughly enjoyed the group."
"What a welcome. Mark was so supportive and all students were helpful and patient to such a newbie, especially the 3 I spent my 1st session training with. Thank you all, really looking forward to seeing you all next week."
"My daughter is now yellow belt she loves going to TBD I would recommend it to anyone"
"Absolutely love this club all the instructors are amazing, joining this club has made me more confident in myself. Friendly and ego free you won't find a better self defence club."
"been attending the pontypool class with my son for just over a year, we both love it! great people, friendly atmosphere and fantastic tuition, highlight of our week"
"My son joined the pontypool class about a year ago and the improvement in confidence, concentration and general behaviour has been brilliant. I highly recommend this club to everyone."
Richard Flid Bryant