Wiltshire martial arts instructor becomes the first in the UK to train in Civilian Tactical Defence

By Anita Jaynes on 4 June, 2015

After returning from her training in the USA, business owner and Dragon Snake’s head martial arts instructor Alexandra Barnett has become the first UK instructor to teach Civilian Tactical Defence.

Alex has recently become an affiliate with the Francis Fong Instructor Association under Sifu Francis Fong, who is recognised as one of the top Wing Chun instructors and martial artists in the world. She’s now bringing her 16 years of experience and knowledge of Civilian Tactical Defence (C-Tac) to businesses and the public in the UK.

C-Tac is a reality based self-defence that teaches a well-rounded personal protection plan. It’s a great tool for people to have, especially for those who are living or working alone.

C-Tac offers a more tactical and effective source of safety information. It is the study of how the predatory mind-set thinks and how it seeks to interact. It equips people with essential defence skills which they can use in difficult situations. C-Tac covers close quarter manipulation of a firearm or edged weapon, threat assessment, and defence tactics in and around a vehicle. Alex feels it’s an important skill and something a bit different to traditional martial arts. “It can be applied to real world scenarios and it offers a practical self-defence system that is also non-aggressive. It offers a unique and fun way of keeping fit – learning a useful form of defence whilst giving you the opportunity to meet new likeminded people in a positive, friendly atmosphere.”

C-Tac training is the latest addition to Alex’s Dragon Snake Martial Arts Academy which began in 2010 and you won’t find it anywhere else in the UK. She offers private sessions to businesses looking to support their employees and runs popular classes in Charlton, Mintey, Lea and Crudwell. C-Tac tuition now sits among the range of other specialist martial arts courses which include Wing Chun Kung Fu, Kali, Jun Fan Gung Fu, Thai Kickboxing, Foundation Fencing and Fitness Kickboxing.

To find out more about C-Tac or taking part in any of the other courses on offer with the Dragon Snake Martial Arts Academy email: alex.dragonsnake@gmail.com or call 07983 613 449. Alex is currently offering a free seven day trial.

Pictured above: Alex receiving her C-Tac certificate.