As at 8th March 2019 at least 39 people have been stabbed  to death across the UK so far this year amid a surge in  violence.

On Saturday, a teenager died after being knifed in a playground in Romford - the 7th person to be fatally stabbed in the UK in the space of a week. Whilst 100’s of others have also been attacked with knives, some with life changing injuries this year.

Police chiefs are due to give the home secretary their assessment of how much extra money they need to launch an emergency surge against knife crime.

“While the politicians procrastinate lets learn to defend ourselves”.

“Don’t be a Victim - Join us Today” !
Learn Self Defence, Get fit, AND have Fun !

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Chief Instructor Syra Flaxman and Instructors

**Honorary Membership Award**

Well Done-and thank you to Instructor Syra Flaxman for 9 years loyal service to ECKD. We wish you good luck at University. more pictures and info’

Congratulations to Amberlise Trigg
Promoted to Instructor

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A class Instructor Promotions

‘A’ (junior) class instructor promotions

Congratulations to Teresa, Esha and Anda on their
promotions to Instructors. They have all shown exceptional ability, and they will be a great asset to ECKD and students - PIL SUNG !
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Congratulations to Giancarlo Mendes
Promoted to Instructor

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Promoted to Instructor

Congratulations to Matthew lecoq promoted to Instructor
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Shooters Hill 6th Form College
for Royal Greenwich Sensory Service.
Supporting deaf students.

Dear John..our students are from 16-19 years old with varying levels of hearing loss, some access speech and some need full signed support. We have some with cerebral palsy and other physical disabilities and some with visual impairments.

I would like to thank you for delivering such an amazing workshop yesterday. Staff and students have been looking at the pictures and discussing how fantastic both you and Chris were.

 You were able to keep all students engaged and were professional and funny at the same time.

photo’s and review

The Benefits of ECKD

Eltham CKD is great for improving your cardiovascular, skeletal and muscles. The ‘natural’ movements we use in our techniques ensure no harm will come to you, unlike many traditional martial arts !

You don’t have to be super fit or an athlete to learn ECKD. It is a ‘reality based’ easy to learn Self Defence system that is taught in gradual ‘non competitive’ stages at your own pace.

While learning with like minded people, in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere.

Female defence against two Male attackers

Wow ! What a great Grade..

Congratulations to our new Black Belts Amberlise, Lara, Lola, Louis, Sam and Finlay.

Some great action photo’s and video’s are now uploaded for you to see- click here

 ECKD Black Belt Grade 24 April

More about ECKD

We meet every
Wednesday Evening

 020 8304 3500
07919 356980

For your FREE trial session

Please book your free session (don’t just turn up), we are often fully subscribed and may not have enough room or instructors available for you.

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How can your martial art training  help get you a job ?

You’ve left University with
lots of qualifications.
The problem is so have
many others. So you must
join the recruitment queue
and hope for the best.
Well not quite - read on.

ECKD Founder & Head Instructor John Edwards with his wife and fellow owner Cathryn Edwards.
Read his “Bullying” & “Conquering Fear” articles
click here

John Edwards. Founder & Head Instructor ECKD

“The Self Defence skills you learn at ECKD will last your lifetime, all it takes is some commitment from you, and we will do the rest” !

ECKD founders and school owners
John and Cathryn Edwards

ECKD founders and school owners John and Cathryn Edwards

Can I say that you guys do a wonderful job. Lxxxxx has grown so much more confident and although we have not managed to squash the bullying, he has started responding rather than putting his head down and taking it, and comes home very proud of himself. It has been a massive step for him and a great worry lifted for us. We are not fully there but knowing he can defend himself more than before makes a massive difference.

You do an amazing job for people who may not have been able to stop what happens to them otherwise. 
Keep it up and please do not stop.

Kindest regards

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For all our recent events and instructor promotions go to our pic’s, video’s etc page

Why learn Self Defence?
Here are the FACTS !

Dave Turton SDF Federation and Eltham CKD at the Dave Turton Workshop

A BIG thank you to Dave Turton and his is talented SDF-ASMAA instructors Kelly and Richard for travelling down for this ‘special’ workshop. As usual Dave was on top form and everyone enjoyed his humour and unrivalled knowledge. Thank you to all who attended for sending text’s and emails full of praise for this workshop, some of whom travelled from as far as the South Coast to attend.

ECKD made some new martial art friends and we hope to share time and training together in the future.

Dave Turton Workshop Photo’s and videos

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I am delighted to say we had a full house, lots of laughs and some really great characters practicing self defence. Many for the very first time.

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‘PUPLIC’ Self Defence Workshop

Eltham Boys Brigade

Thank you to the Boys Brigade Eltham for inviting us and making our Self Defence Workshop a great success. We hope to see you all again soon !

Congratulations to Lara Swara
Promoted to Instructor

More info’

Lare Swara promotion to Instructor

Website update April 2019


Black Belt Grade 24/4/19

Special thanks to ECKD friend Anthony Plant from Cobham CKD (also-Vice President British Institute of Martial Arts) for attending and giving our new Black Belts his support.

ECKD Website is having a major rebuild to make it compatible with all modern Browsers including mobiles, tablets, and other small screen variants. Some pages will not be accessible during this period.

The new site will be visually modern and trimmed down in content and much easier (and less time consuming) to maintain and update.

Please be patient while this rebuild is being completed.
You can see how its progressing at

Comments welcome.

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Eltham ECKD Martial Arts and Self Defence School

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