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DART Simulation Training Days

DART is running three more Simulation Days at the High Wycombe Judo Centre in Buckinghamshire over the summer months.  The three dates are listed on our facebook page:


DART's Simulation Days consist of the following training conducted over 5 hours:
DART Safe System of Training Briefings and Warm Ups
HAOV (habitual acts of violence) Identification and Practice
Armour & Contact Acclimatisation
Speed and Skills Access Acclimatisation in one on one Scenarios
Individual and multiple person Confrontation Management Scenarios
Coaching and full debriefings (including video footage) of performance

This video shows how the different simulation days are put together:

Previous attendees have said this about Sim Days:

"This course is a must do for any serious martial artist to park their ego and examine their skills and train under a true pressured environment." - Alan Murphy, 6th Dan Ju Jitsu, Simulation Day 4, February 2012.

"I have been training in the martial arts for over twenty years and have been fortunate enough to have had some very good instructors. It is not often that I am truly impressed by another instructor, but John Titchen struck me as being on a different level to most. A true understanding of his subject matter, backed up by a very impressive CV. Since training with John and his students I am keen to expose my own students to his training.

For anyone interested in self defence I can heartily recommend attending a seminar run by John Titchen. Many think their own training will be enough should an attack happen. After being involved in two reality based session under the guidance of John Titchen, I would say that his approach will make you question your own. Safety is of upmost importance and the training environment very pleasant, the training however was tough and realistic. The analysis via video and discussion also added to the understanding." - Simon Sheridan, Senior Instructor UK Quanfa Academy, December 2011.

"Stuff you guys do is brilliant though man. Knew RBSD was good and always respected your opinion on self-defence matters but after actually training with you guys its pretty depressing how few people there are doing this sort of training. (Qu - was it Krav Maga?) I felt like it was similar but at the same time DART seems to be a different thing. Wheras Krav seems to be just about destroying your attacker DART seems more rooted in the legal aspects and the situational awareness/de-escalation skills to avoid fights. Krav that I've experienced also still teaches the "He does A you do B" whereas the day I went to in the video was just "He hits you with A. Survive." - Aaron, Simulation Day 2, September 2011.

Early bookings (before the end of April) are at the discounted rate of £45, late bookings at the full rate of £60. There are only 9 places on each course, so contact us asap to reserve your place!

The High Wycombe Judo Centre is near the M40 A404 Junction. The Main Gym is fully matted and there are separate male and female changing and washing facilities, a sauna and a licensed bar. There are a number of restaurants nearby and B&B. Details can be found here:


Sim Day 6: Sunday 3 June 2012, 1300 - 1800 (Bank Holiday Weekend)

Sim Day 7: Saturday 11 August 2012, 1300 - 1800

Sim Day 8: Saturday 25 August 2012, 1300 - 1800

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You'll notice I have made a recommendation in the above post.

What has struck me is not just how I enjoyed the training experience, but how I have continued my analysis of the day since training with JWT.

If you go home from training and still ache, or talk about class the next day then you are effectively still in the lesson. I am still in the lessons I have had with John because of the questions I ask of myself, how I hold my hands, my posturing, verbal disuassion etc.

I definately recommend giving one of these training days a go. Excellent training, good people and a chance to see what works in a safe environment.

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Only 7 days left to book one of the few remaining places on Sim Day 6 at the 25% discounted price of £45.

Discounted places still available for the August dates.

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Just a quick note to say that the 11 August date is now filled with an eclectic mix of trainees from backgrounds in BJJ, Muay Thai, Tang So Do, DART, Shotokan Karate and kickboxing. Only 2 places left!

The 25 August date is currently filling with a mix of Goju Ryu Karateka and DART students.  Still places for interested parties.

We work on a one person one suit basis with our PPE to ensure everyone has great opportunities to take part in as much training as possible thorughout the day.

Contact me via email or our fb page if interested: