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School Transition Courses

Welcome to Surge Self Defence School Transition Courses! If you have a daughter in Year 6, 7 or 8 and would like to learn how to defend and protect herself, we run day courses in towns across the UK. We are currently running our transition courses in Kent from September – December 2023.

With children starting to walk and travel to school alone, for many parents and children, this can be a daunting time, especially with the darker nights creeping in. Our courses are divided between the practical techniques of self-defence, theory and psychological. We are passionate about young girls having access to potentially lifesaving self-defence skills and knowledge! Our practical self-defence courses are designed to focus on a child being smaller than a perpetrator with techniques that will work regardless of a child’s size. We include psychological elements to the courses to ensure that the child grows in confidence about their ability to protect themselves. The syllabus also includes theory such as prevention and digital self-defence. All syllabus material is delivered in an age appropriate way, with a big stress on the rarity of situations happening. Below you can see an example of one of our Transition Day Courses with the syllabus that is taught.  


10:00 – 10:30 :                 Introductions

                                         Analysis Sheets


                                         Pivot Controls

                                         Trigger Warnings

                                         Class Contract



10:30 – 12:00 :                 Getting out of grabs

                                         Elbow strikes

                                         Groin kicks

                                         Introduction to knife defence


12:00 – 12:30 :                 Prevention

                                         Digital self defence

                                         Dealing with un-solicited pictures

                                         What is the law on defending yourself as a child


12:30 – 13:15 :                 LUNCH


13:15 – 14:30 :                 Getting out of chokeholds

                                         Knife defence

                                         Getting out of a bear grab

                                         Defending whilst being pinned to the floor

                                         Defending whilst being pinned to a wall


14:30 – 14:45 :                 BREAK


14:45 – 15:30 :                 Recap all techniques


15:30 – 16:30 :                 What we carry in our bags as defence

                                         Catcalling and what to do

                                         Inappropriate touch

                                         Internal alarm system

                                         Trackers and Apps

                                         Being followed


16:30 – 17:00 :                Analysis sheets


                                        Questions and Answers


If you are interested in your child attending a day course, please scroll down and select the town button. This will take you through to a booking page. Please be aware that spaces are limited and payment will be required when booking to secure your child’s place. If you have any questions at all, please click the enquiry button or drop us an email! We are always happy to chat!

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