Self-defence for the Ground, with Jon Hegan

Saturday 4 Nov 2023, 14:00–16:00 — Room to Move, Leith

Self-defence for the Ground with Jon Hegan - Nov 2023


Room to Move, West Bowling Green St, Leith


Saturday 4th November, 14:00–16:00



For self-defence we want to avoid going to the ground at all costs, but you need to know how to grapple to do that!

This seminar will focus on giving you the ground skills you need for self-defence, which has different considerations than competitive sports fighting. Excellent tools to have in your self-defence toolbox.

We will cover:

  • Taking your opponent down
  • Avoid getting taken down
  • Preventative Measures to be controlled if you're on your back
  • Escaping dangerous holds if needed

Equipment requirements

  • MMA Gloves and Mouth Guard
  • Rash guard or long-sleeved t-shirt recommended

Your instructor

Joen runs the Jon Hegan Academy in London. He has an impressive martial arts CV including:

  • former IKMF Expert Level Instructor
  • 1st degree Black Belt in Gracie Jiu Jitsu
  • BJA Judo Black Belt

Jon was a Royal Marine Commando for 6 years, has worked as a bouncer and then worked in secure units for young offenders for 15 years. He brings a wealth of expertise and experience on dealing with real-world violence.

We are very excited to be hosting him here in Edinburgh.

Place and dates

Room to Move, West Bowling Green St, Leith

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