Defensive skills taught by martial arts instructor at The Hive

Published Wednesday, 11th February 2015

A practical workshop teaching defence and protection skills is being held at The Hive, Worcester on Saturday 14 March from 2 to 4pm.

The workshop, which is intended for people approaching and beyond retirement age, will concentrate on teaching participants ways in which they can protect themselves and be safer.  The two hour session is being taught by internationally renowned martial artist Neil Hall. People already taught by Neil say they thoroughly enjoy his classes, they are very enabling and full of humour, even the most nervous soon feel much more confident.

Instructor  Neil Hall said: "I believe you really are never too old to defend yourself.  In this session, which is aimed at an older age group, I will assess the protection skills the participants already have and work with everyone to develop new skills.  It will be a relaxed and light-hearted workshop and whilst I won't be creating ninjas the aim is that everyone takes away some new defence skills.

Cllr Lucy Hodgson, Cabinet Member for Localism and Communities added: "I am sure this will be a really popular workshop.  It is offering such valuable and practical guidance.  The workshop is part of the adult learning programme organised by the Libraries and Learning Service which also includes courses such as cake decorating, computing skills, help with homework and photography".

Anyone interested in booking a place on the workshop can do so by calling into The Hive or by calling 01905 822866.  The session costs £12.50. No particular level of fitness is required.  Participants should just come dressed in normal day clothes, and bring a handbag, walking stick or umbrella if they have one.