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About Us - London Self Defence Academy

London Self Defence Academy has developed a self defence training system that ensures consistent and outstanding training regime. We pride ourselves on our safety record, whatever your age or experience level is  we will make you feel safe and will build your confidence in techniques and your own abilities to apply them in given situations.


The self defence classes are tailored to your needs, whether you are a woman, man, teenager or a youngster. The goal behind starting the self defence classes in London. Corporate self defence classes London and also School self defence classes in London is to take the martial art and self defence techniques and combine them into a comprehensive self-defence training. That develops confidence and the ability to protect yourself in dangerous situations.


BEGINNERS courses in our self Defence coaching are designed for new starters to learn the basics of a martial arts and its Self Defence strategies. See how London Self Defence Academy can change your life in ways you have never thought possible. Please feel free to talk with us or explore our website to find a self defence courses that works best for you.


Interested to joining one of our Self Defence courses? Alternatively, you can call us on +44 7818 555 737 .

Our Team


Ondrej (Head Instructor)

2nd Dan black belt

Ondrej has been teaching Aikido and trained in various martial arts in London such as boxing, systema, krav maga, bjj and swordplay for many years. He has the ability to transform wide range of techniques into more practical and applicable form of self defence that can be used in any situation. “Your training consists of many segments such as mindset, level of fitness, adaptability, mindfulness and practical application” He is also an expert in nutrition and fitness which has given him the ability to train to a very high level. Over the years Ondrej has managed to invent his own techniques which have been added to the Self Defence Academy London syllabus. Ondrej is also a qualified Nutritionist and Personal Trainer. For more information visit:



1st Dan black belt

I have always loved martial arts and their horizons of possibility; there is always something new to learn. At 14, I began to study Cornish wrestling and kickboxing, and then turned to Aikido, Iaido, and Kendo. I developed a particular interest in weapons and how to defend oneself against them simply yet forcefully, which was provoked by an unpleasant altercation on the street. After years of practising these arts, I want to share the effective techniques I have learned. 

As a teenager, I captained my county football team, and played varsity rugby. I am also a specialist in English Romantic poetry.


1st Dan black belt

I have had an interest in martial arts ever since I was a little kid watching Jackie Chan movies in the 90s. I started training in Aikido 12 years ago and have also trained in weapons, gymnastics boxing and jiu-jitsu. I thoroughly enjoy teaching martial arts and self defence and sharing the knowledge that has helped me to stay safe over the years. 



I was always attracted to martial arts, practical self-defence, and the simplicity and elegance of Aikido moves. It was important for me to be able to cause maximum damage with minimal effort, and mostly (being a girl who doesn't specialise in weight lifting) using my size and flexibility against a larger opponent. I love the technicality of the self-defence techniques we teach, and seeing how every moment is connected to the next one. It helped me boost my self confidence when I needed it the most.


I am a Security Officer for the NHS Trust, and a Close Protection Officer with a SIA Badge in Close Protection (July 2016-Present). I have trained in boxing since the age of 20, whilst I studied, alongside, Karate Shotokan. From 2002-2006, I studied self-defence with Paul Vunak, and during 2006-2010 I lived in Egypt working for Italian resorts in Sharm El Sheik, Marsa Matruh, Marsa Alam, for a franchise, Jaz Instrutor of Boxe, which falls under the Federazione Pugilistica Italiana (Italian Pugilistic federation). I received the certification in 2011 June in Italy Salerno. I have also taught boxing in my hometown Asti at the Skull Boxe Asti (today Skull Boxe Canavesana) in 2011-2012
I own a certification to work in security in Italy, from the 2013 named Addetto ai servizi di controllo e  "entertainment service control officer"  (ex bouncer). Certification of krav maga from Formazione Difesa Krav Maga head coach Massimiliano Marsala Turin Italy, I have represent the province of Asti for Massimiliano Marsala for the 2014 to 2015 and I have taught  female self defence to the Mi Zai Dojo in Asti. I have worked for Best Service Asti Piedmont  for Pietro Boero. I was 7 months in the A&E restraining aggressive and violent patients, drug addicted etc...Bouncer was in 2002 at Memphisto Rock Cafe in Alessandria, Lu Monferrato.

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Im a life long martial artist, with Aikido being my first discipline as a child. Throughout my teens I trained in a variety of combat sports including Boxing, Sambo, Wrestling, Brazilian Jui Jitsu, Muay Thai and MMA, amassing 10 years of combat experience. 
I also attended the Army Cadet Force for 7 years, finishing with a distinction of “Master Cadet”, which signified my elite competence in a variety of subjects including teaching, shooting, orienteering, field tactics and leadership. During my time at university I competed in boxing on a varsity level and one unlicensed bout totalling a current record of 3-0. Outside of civilian and military academia, I have worked in the Security Industry for 8 years in almost all settings; from private boat parties on the Thames to high end retail security in Knightsbridge. I aspire to be a World Heavyweight Champion in MMA and my passion is expressing the “Artistic” side of combat and defence.