Hi there! I'm Heather, Founder of Surge Self Defence
Having trained in martial arts for over 30 years, including Kung Fu and Krav Maga I began teaching at 12 years old to children, and 15 years old to adults. Over the years, I have curated a specialised syllabus designed for women and children, to learn how to overcome someone bigger and stronger. This syllabus has now become the backbone of all Surge teachings.
I am also a psychodynamic psychotherapist and psychologist, passionate about combining the self-
defence with clinical psychological training.
About Surge - A note from the Director and Founder, Heather Jordan
“Self-defence is not just a set of techniques; it is a state of mind that begins with the belief that you
are worth defending”.
Welcome to Surge Defence!
Every person who has attended a self-defence course, class or talk has helped to make my passion a
reality. I set Surge up just over four years ago, to be able to offer all women and young girls the
chance to learn potentially lifesaving skills and knowledge. I am passionate about everyone having
access to learning self-defence and do not believe that it should be charged at ridiculously high
costs. Surge works by doing paid work which then helps to fund the free courses for women who are
in disadvantaged situations or areas.
We have now taught to just over 4800 people throughout the UK, my syllabus has been sold to clubs
and schools in America, Spain and France. The syllabus itself is carefully curated for women and
younger girls, with the techniques specifically designed for facing a bigger and stronger opponent.
Surge has been featured on the BBC and ITV, newspapers, magazines, radio and more.
Surge Defence’s success is one of a double-edged sword. I am proud of how far Surge has come and
of the work we do, however, it comes at a sad cost. Surge’s success is down to one reason, the need
for women to feel they need to learn how to protect themselves in today’s society. Without this
need, Surge would not be what it is today. I hope one day, we will live in a world where Surge isn’t
needed as much and women feel safer. Until that day, I will continue to teach self-defence and hope
to empower women and young girls.