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 so many traditional martial arts !

Knife crime Knife crime BBC NEWS REPORT  18/10/18

The Benefits of ECKD

You don’t have to be super fit or an athlete to learn Eltham CKD. 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

Kids 6.40pm - 7.40pm
Teens & Adults 7.40pm - 8.40pm

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

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In the past year there has been more recorded knife crime in London than at anytime since records began in 2009. That’s a decade ago. The figure now stands at 15,000 !

The number of people murdered this year in England and Wales has risen to 719 (at the time of writing) that’s a rise of 14% over last year. There is also a sharp increase in violent crime up by 20%.

Police recorded 5,000,000 (yes 5 million) violent offences between June 17 & 18. That’s a rise of 9%.

The number of killings are increasing steadily. “Crime Stoppers” has seen a 40% increase in reported violent crime, and are now sending at least 150,000 reports on to the police every year.

Austerity has been blamed for the unprecedented increase in violent crime, as well as severe police cuts, youth work closures, drugs, and some social media channels inciting violence.
End of BBC quote….

ECKD comment….
There have been and continue to be numerous discussions on the causes of the increasing violence affecting the UK. One thing for sure is it’s not getting solved.

There is no point relying on Governments to sort this out. While they talk and make sound bite promises people are being maimed, killed and traumatised.

It is the responsibility of each individual to learn at the very least some ‘practical’ self defence. I’m not talking about making a career out of it or even signing up for a long course. Just learning some basic techniques can save a lot of misery and hurt.

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

Website updated December 2018

“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

We meet every
Wednesday Evening

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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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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.
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John Edwards. Founder & Head Instructor ECKD 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’

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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

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.

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Congratulations to Amberlise Trigg
Promoted to Instructor

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 !

A class Instructor Promotions

‘A’ 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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Congratulations to Lara Swara
Promoted to Instructor

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Lare Swara promotion to Instructor

Promoted to Instructor

Congratulations to Matthew lecoq promoted to Instructor
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To all our Students, Parents and Friends who have helped ECKD throughout 2018.

ECKD continues to go from strength to strength due to your support.

We look forward to 2019 with enthusiasm and commitment, and promise to continue promoting our pledge and teaching practical Self Defence techniques suitable for everyone.


To set positive goals and strive to achieve them.
To apply self discipline to further personal development.
To stand for justice, and honour my word.
To promote friendly relationships amongst all people.
To use what I learn in class in a constructive manner.

We return to training
2nd January 2019

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