25/11/2022 reports that violent crime is on the rise in London, with anti-social behaviour, and violence and sexual offences on the increase.

It may be surprising to some that the most dangerous boroughs are Westminster, Kensington and Chelsea.

It is worth keeping in mind that these are, of course, crimes that have been reported to the police. Unfortunately, many go unreported because the victim is afraid or ashamed. has some interesting statistics on crime in London in the past year. There is also an interactive map where they show a breakdown of each type of crime in each area of London.

These statistics show how important it is to be aware of our surroundings, especially when walking alone. It makes it clear that rather than just a hobby, self defence should be an essential skill for people of all ages and genders.

Thankfully, there are schools like KB Fitness that offer London self-defence training for complete beginners and ensure that no matter how many classes you attend, you leave knowing something, and having a better chance to get away in a potentially dangerous situation.

KB Self Defence is a great, safe, inclusive and practical place to learn effective self defence. What's taught is simple and increases your confidence, leaving you feeling more equipped to defend yourself by walking tall, calm but powerful!” said Tim Johnson.

KB Fitness Chief Instructor Kelly KB and Senior Instructor Dee Terret, having a combined 80 years of martial arts experience, are delighted to be able to share their knowledge and help Londoners feel safer and more confident.

“The aim of our Self Defence classes is and has always been to help people feel safer, and less likely to become part of those dreaded statistics,” said Kelly.

KB Fitness offers a progressive kind of training, where members are encouraged to train in the school and learn Self Defence for as long as it suits them. They are empowered by learning new techniques, adding new techniques to their repertoire, and are encouraged to attend the school’s kickboxing classes as a complement to their self defence training. For those who want to become proficient in London Self Defence, the school offers a grading system, where members are assessed in the techniques taught, as well as the law and theory of self defence.

Have you seen the news lately and decided it’s time to take the first step to protect yourself when out and about? Have you searched for “London Self Defence classes near me” and found KB Fitness? KB Fitness instructors are ready to guide you on your self defence journey. Are you ready to start?




Martial arts training has many different aspects, and different methods of delivering the traditional teachings that are passed down from master to student. Of these aspects, one of the most popular amongst KB members is sparring, which is fighting in a controlled manner. Sparring entails kicking, punching and blocking work with a partner, whilst wearing protective equipment.




Martial arts training requires focus, resilience, discipline and patience. Progression takes time, and can at times be challenging. In a world where negative thoughts may be the norm, where it may be easier to give up than persevere, KB Fitness’ martial arts classes London teach KB members to keep fighting and that, with practise, there is nothing they can’t master.




Inspired by one of our YouTube videos, KB members shared what they have gained from their KB Fitness training by completing the sentence “KB has made me…” in the school’s WhatsApp group.



Our members say in this video, “KB has made me … fitter, healthier, energised, stronger, happier, flexible, thinking positive …” There are so many more benefits offered by our Kickboxing, Kung Fu and Self Defence classes. Lisa even says our school has made her believe in herself. Considering our members are reaping all these rewards, would you like to benefit from our martial arts classes too?