Self Defence

Self Defence Lessons

Self Defence Classes in Annapolis Valley

We offer mobile self defence courses for youth, women, seniors, families, corporate events and non-profit organizations and summer camps.

Please contact us for more information and to book a course. Available 3 hour, 5 hour and full day.

Self Defence Classes for Communities in the Annapolis Valley including:
Berwick, Greenwood, Middleton, Kentville and Bridgetown (everyone from any region is welcome).

Comprehensive + Functional

About our Self Defence Program

Self defence skills that are accessible for everyone.

We view self defence as a separate course from martial arts training because it deserves it’s own focused attention and we believe self defence skills should be accessible for everyone.

We teach a comprehensive and functional self defence course that begins long before a physical attack.

Our self defence courses include awareness education both environmental and behavioural, mindset, understanding intuition, you and your ego, de-escalation strategies, understanding social and anti-social violence (the difference between a good guy having a bad day and a predator), fear and stress management, and skills to survive physical violence.

A compressive study of self defence also includes the moral, legal and ethical implications and the aftermath of violence. Our courses are trauma aware and sensitive.

Contact Us

Hello, I’m Jamie, Founder of Empty Hand Martial Arts. I would be delighted to speak with you, answer any questions you may have and share more information about our programs.

I understand that starting a new program can be intimidating and talking beforehand can help you feel more confident and excited to start. Please contact me to schedule a call. 

Jamie Edwards Founder Annapolis Academy