Strike Back – Essential Self Defence For Women & Girls
This collection of videos is an introduction to self defence. It covers some absolute basic essentials that every woman should know in order to stay safe.
Self defence is more than just learning how to punch and kick, it actually begins the moment you leave your front door and any safe space you’re in.
In this collection I cover a whole timeline of events you may find yourself in and break it up, explaining your options at each stage. This may finally culminate in physical techniques – which should always be your last resort.
As I’ll explain in the videos, the best form of self defence is avoidance, and if you can follow the simple rules and advice I cover in these videos, hopefully you’ll never have to use physical actions.
I believe self defence is a life skill that every woman and girl should know. For girls, it should be as essential as learning how to cross the road from a young age.
These skills then empower you at every stage in your life, from school to college to relationships, ensuring you have the confidence and the ability to stand up for yourself both verbally and physically, no matter where you are.
I hope these videos teach you some essential skills you can begin implementing immediately in your lives and will give you some added confidence for when you are out and about.
Beyond these videos there is a whole world of physical interventions against attacks such as chokes and grabs, which need more in depth training.
I currently teach these in person and on zoom.
Hi, I’m Gulshen (Gully). I’m a mum of 2 boys and a petite 5’0” Pharmacist.
I started learning Krav Maga self defence almost 8 years ago, after being a victim of a number of attacks and deciding I needed to learn how to protect and keep myself safe.
As time went on, I realised how many vulnerable women I came across that needed to learn this essential skill, but with very limited options if they didn’t want to train in a mixed club, or with men. So I decided to qualify as an instructor and open my own club and so ‘Strike Back Self Defence for Women’ was born!
Strike Back is the ONLY women’s only Krav Maga club in the UK. I specialise in teaching women and girls, (especially those from a trauma background), essential life self defence skills so they can stay safe.
I now teach face to face and zoom classes, so you can learn no matter where you are.
I am passionate about what I teach and love the change in confidence it brings to the women and girls I teach.
I am now also the UK women’s self defence coordinator for the global domestic violence charity Hopefull Handbags. Working together we are reaching and empowering women across the world, teaching them how to stay safe and fight back!