Welcome To 101 Pad Drills For Self Defence

As any respectable Self-Defence, Krav Maga or Combative Instructor will tell you self protection is at least 70% mental and 30% physical.

The mental side of self-protection/defence is complex and includes:

  • Situational awareness
  • Spotting predatory behaviour
  • Trusting one's gut instinct
  • Body language cues
  • Avoidance strategies
  • Stress management
  • Adrenal response
  • Communication 
  • Legal issues
  • And a whole lot more

I certainly don't claim to be an expert on the psychology of self-protection.

(I can, however, recommend many awesome instructors, books & courses that teach that in amazing detail (specifically check out Lee Morrison, Phil Norman & Russell Jarmesty)

My area of speciality is creating and teaching pad drills that support the delivery of whatever self-defence system you teach.

This course is for therefore designed for anyone who uses pads AND teaches self-defence, self-protection or street survival tactics. 

101 Pad Drills For Self Defence covers six primary areas...

1. Principles

The core principles of self-defence striking. Without understanding these principles the rest of the physical responses likely fall apart. These principles form the foundation of everything else that follows

2. Partner Preservation

The nature of self-defence training means training partners often get smashed around. This section covers key ideas that help you minimise injury and preserve your training partners (for as long as possible).

3. Self Defence Pad Drills

Self-defence pad drilling requires a totally different pad holding style than martial arts training. The pad positions, feeds and responses are vastly different from what you would find in a gym or dojo.

4. Power Striking Drills

The ability to generate maximum force as explosively as possible is an essential skill in a self-defence situation. This section covers how to maximise striking power whatever the weapon. 

5. Progressions

Sometimes one-shot doesn't end the fight and it "progresses". This section covers a variety of pad progressions that deal with common attacks, defences & combinations.

6. Pressure Testing Drills

A self-defence situation can be incredibly stressful. Training needs to replicate the mental & physical stress to inoculate the practitioner and prevent a drop in performance.  This section covers pad drills that can be used to BEGIN pressure testing students. 

Here's what you get on the inside of the course:

  • 101 detailed instructional videos covering my complete system for holding pads for self defence training (this is different than my sport pad system)
  • Free BONUS seminar footage of me teaching some of the drills to a range of students and abilities
  • Recommended resources for further study


The first 20 people to sign up will also get my "How To Double Your Punching Power" course for FREE (worth £29.99)

This course breaks down and teaches the 25 mechanical principles you need to generate fight stopping punching power.

If you teach self defence / self-protection this course is essential viewing!

Thank You

Mittmaster Matt