Hampshire Self Protection is a Basingstoke Martial Arts & Self Defence club taught by Black Belt, Enhanced DBS checked and first aid trained Instructor: Ian Rand. He has been taught by world-renowned self defence and martial arts instructors, including Al Peasland (Personal Safety expert and founder of Complete Self Protection martial arts club); Geoff Thompson (Polled as the Number 1 self-defence instructor in the world and the most influential martial artist since Bruce Lee, and joint chief instructor of the BCA and BCKA with Peter Consterdine); Peter Consterdine (International Security Consultant and Professional Bodyguard with over 40 years of experience in martial arts and self defence); along with many more world-class martial arts and self defence instructors.
Ian has trained for 29 years and his Basingstoke martial arts and self-defence classes cover realistic applications of martial arts, such as traditional Karate, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) MMA, weapons and knife defence, Kali Escrima, and other Japanese, Chinese and Filipino Martial Arts as well as practical self-defence skills.
Classes are suitable for young adults (aged 14+) and adults of all genders. If you are also interested in classes suitable for anyone aged under 14, please click the link below.
Training YOUR way!
In Class, Online from home either live or via recorded sessions
Only take gradings or enter competitions if you want to
Martial Arts & Self Defence Classes
(also available online & recorded)
Please note Thursday's classes are currently merged with Wednesday's due to
Our primary club venue, fully matted, with kick bags and other equipment. This extra equipment allows for both upright and floor-based training.
Just 5 minutes to Rooksdown, Festival Place, and Popley
Our secondary club venue, with a large hall and large classes. Solid floor, allowing for only standing training sessions.
Just 5 minutes to Winklebury, Sherborne St John and Popley
(FROM ONLY £7.50 PER CLASS!)
There is no body-type or fitness level needed to start Martial Arts -
anybody can join in!
The techniques and skills Ian is teaching are genuine and proven to work, they aren't just out of a book and Ian himself is going back to his teachers and learning new concepts - he's not content with just passing on what he's learnt; but also what he's learning.
Joining Ian's class is helping my weight drop down as well as improving my cardio strength. I can reflect on the first couple of weeks and see how far I've already come.
I recommend Ian's martial arts and self-defence classes to anyone who is serious about defending themselves and having some fun at the same time.
Not long been with Hampshire Self Protection, in the period I've been with them I have learnt some fantastic techniques for real-life situations. The students and teachers are all very welcoming and we have a great laugh, when Ian turns up the pressure its still very enjoyable. This club is up there with the best! 10/10 for Thai, and fitness. Ian takes into consideration any health issues and works with you. My peak flow meter reading has gone from 550 all the way up to 750! I highly recommend Hampshire Self Protection to anyone.
I can recommend this club highly to anyone who wants to build their self-protection skills, self-confidence and fitness.
Being forced into a difficult situation can happen to anyone at any time. Having the invaluable knowledge and skills taught by the club would only benefit anyone in enabling them to protect themselves.
The classes have even helped my confidence in real life events. An example, I have recently just got a new job and I’m certain the confidence I have built in the short time with the club helped me immensely during the stressful interview process.
My only regret is not having started these classes at a younger age.
If you are considering starting a martial arts class even as I did at beginner level aged 30. The club will make you feel very welcome and I'm confident you won't regret the decision.