Self-Defence & Personal Safety

Want to be more assertive? Need to know how to deal with challenging and aggressive behaviour? Want to stay safe at work or on your travels?

Self-protection training is an invaluable personal & professional tool. There is nothing like knowing how to avoid & defuse conflict to build personal confidence, not to mention 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 work with individuals and groups to teach you the essentials of conflict management and self-defence.

She has a particular interest in working with female victims of violence, and is accredited and insured with the British Combat Association as an Instructor.

Self-defence training will help you to:

  • understand and manage fear
  • avoid or de-escalate conflict
  • develop your personal confidence in any situation
  • develop assertiveness & negotiation skills
  • keep you safe while on your travels
  • help you to come back from a personal attack and move forward with more confidence.


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



April 2nd – booking

June 25th – booking

Please note that at least six people must have booked and paid for workshops to go ahead, so please pay your invoice on receipt.

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. These are essential skills for any woman as well as being a highly-effective confidence builder.  Message Tracy at for more information or if you have any questions. Classes are small and very friendly, and you don’t need any level of fitness or previous experience to take part.  These sessions are for women only.

Corporate sessions are also available for businesses. Please email us at with your requirements.

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)

Tracy had a really personable manner with the young people & made them all laugh and feel at ease before teaching them a range of different skills. They were amazed at how much they learned in three hours and some of them are interested in learning more. One young woman wants Tracy to go into her school to teach her whole class!’ Em Williams, Youth Programme Officer, FORWARD

‘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.’