Self-Defence & Personal Safety

Self-protection training is an invaluable personal & professional tool. There is nothing like knowing how to avoid & defuse conflict to build personal confidence, as well as knowing that you have some effective physical techniques at your disposal should you need them.

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Tracy Johnson trained as a self-protection instructor with O’Hagan Total Combat Systems and can teach you the essentials of conflict management and self-defence. She is accredited and insured with the British Combat Association as an Instructor.


Want to learn how to avoid potential attacks, or how to survive if the worst should happen? Tracy runs intensive three hour workshops (priced at just £30) to help you do just that – these are held on occasional Sunday afternoons, 12.30-3.30pm, at GB Fit, Merton Road, Horfield, Bristol. Over 16s only.

(Tracy with Katy Parrott, left, finalist of BBC 2’s Special Forces: Ultimate Hell Week, after teaching her some self-defence skills.

2018  dates

March 18th, 12.30-3.30pm FULLY BOOKED

June 17th, 12.30-3.30pm FULLY BOOKED

September 9th, 12.30-3.30pm

October 21st, 12,30-3.30pm

November 18th, 12.30-3.30pm

Please note that a minimum number must have booked and paid for workshops to go ahead, so please pay your invoice on receipt to confirm your place.

In these sessions, you will learn how to develop awareness and assertiveness, basic strikes and pressure point attacks, defence against a sexual assault, strangles and grabs from behind, and restraints and takedowns. In the light of recent terrorist attacks, we will also look at staying safe in a crowd and defending against a knife attack.

Message Tracy at with your chosen date and she will arrange the online payment. Classes are very friendly, and you don’t need any level of fitness or previous experience to take part.  These sessions are for women only.

Not sure what to expect? See a 5 minute excerpt from a workshop here

Corporate sessions are also available for businesses. Please email us at with your requirements, but *please note that availability is currently very limited and we are unavailable for private 1:1 lessons at the present time.*

Have a look at Tracy’s article on self-protection for at:


‘Thanks for such a brilliant workshop. I learnt so many empowering techniques and safety wisdom. The practicals were such fun too! Delivered in classic Tracy fashion: clear, honest, gentle when necessary, sensitive and with the golden thread of empowerment. Cannot recommend this workshop enough.’ (Lyndsay White)

‘Absolutely amazing! I learned a lot and I really want to learn even more! I feel much more confident – thank you!’

‘@BrainboxCoach We loved the self-defence session that you gave to @bathgirlgeek! Great fun and informative! Would highly recommend!’

‘I learned a lot about avoiding attacks by not looking like a victim & how to escape a bigger attacker.’

‘I had an excellent time. A perfect session – thank you.’

‘Just had the most important lesson I will ever learn at your class today! Tracy is such a wealth of knowledge and delivers this in such a careful, understanding and interesting way.’