Learn self-defence skills in Colne

Pictured are lead instructor Roger Hines, left, and assistant instructor Micky Flynn
Pictured are lead instructor Roger Hines, left, and assistant instructor Micky Flynn

COLNE-BASED self-defence academy Fight or Flight is teaching the personal protection system used by stars in Hollywood blockbuster films.

Fight or Flight teaches techniques used by stars such as Tom Cruise in Jack Reacher and Liam Neeson in Taken.

These techniques have seen a marked increase in popularity in line with film releases and the success of the last James Bond film Skyfall also prompted many people to learn what is commonly called street defence for the first time.

Roger Hines, Coaching Director at Fight or Flight explained: “Our street defence programmes, as seen in Jack Reacher, are revolutionary, we are at the forefront of unique street defence and fitness programmes.”

Student Chris Lagner has been training with Fight or Flight now for seven months and thoroughly enjoys the classes: “I have never been as physically fit as I am now, the classes are fun, friendly and packed with new material. Tthe street defence programme is probably the most practical and realistic fighting method I have ever come across and it has helped me to no longer be a victim. I highly recommend it to everyone.”

Fight or Flight martial arts and fitness classes are suitable for people of all ages and physical abilities and take place at Primet Business Centre, Burnley Road, Colne. Classes take place Monday to Saturday and anyone interested in trying a free taster session should contact Fight or Flight on 0800 111 4804 or visit www.fight-flight.co.uk direct for further details.