I've done a few of these workshops now and I always learn something new, or review something that I thought I knew, but find I didn't know that well at all. It's tough but well worth it. While you don't have to be a fit, a reasonable level of fitness is a help, as is the right mental attitude. Self defence is not pretty but then again, neither is violence and aggression, so give yourself the best chance of surviving by taking part in these workshops. Charlie is a great instructor, and paces the class well, making the instruction relevant, and sometimes scarily realistic. I recommend them wholeheartedly.
BY DAWN GRANT