Pembury Community Centre and Estate

For women (aged 16 and over) at the Pembury Community Centre

self defencePhotograph © Sev Nercati

This free eight-week course focuses on increasing self-esteem and confidence in women and girls over 16 years of age by offering training in real-life skills. It combines practical self-defence activities and personal development.

Course details

It will take place at 11am to 1pm every Tuesday between 23 April and 11 June 2019

The Pembury Community Centre
1 Atkins Square
E8 1FA

About the course

Any female can join. You do not have to be physically fit but should be prepared to commit and participate. Each week participants will work in pairs and groups and will have various discussions on issues around street safety, violence against women and girls. These discussions will take place in a safe, confidential and empowering envionment. 

You must be able to commit to the 8 weeks of the project to qualify for a potentially free place. You will receive a certificate and a goodie bag at the end of the course.  Terms and conditions apply.

There is no creche available.  Mothers and females can join with their daughters, family, friends and neighbours.

  • Sev Necati Training will be working in partnership with the Pembury Community Centre. Funding was awarded by the East End Community Foundation, as part of the Tampon Tax Community Fund, to deliver this award-winning course which local residents have said is amazing!

Find out more

If you would like to find out more and register your interest, please email Sev at Please include your full name and contact number and you will be sent further details. Alternatively,you can also or call 07050 614 116 (premium charges apply).

self defence 2Photograph © Sev Nercati

Feedback from previous attendees:

"The course made me feel more confident and safe."

"The course made me feel empowered and capable of protecting myself."

 "I highly enjoyed learning from Sev’s classes – priceless!"

 "The training course was very helpful.”