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Urban Escrima offers classes in the Escrima martial art which originated in the Philippines. A unique fighting technique that uses weapons from the beginning, Urban Escrima has simplified this martial art for street situations. Escrima improves dexterity, reflexes and coordination and helps people to protect themselves through an understanding of weapons, should they be attacked in a real life situation. Urban Escrima offers both class training and outdoor training. Indoor classes take place at London Fields Fitness on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Tuesday classes run from 7pm until 8pm and Thursday classes run from 6.30pm until 7.30pm. Park training takes place on a Saturday from 10am until 12 noon at Clissold Park S.N. and on Sundays at the same times at Hyde Park. Urban Escrima can be contacted via the enquiry form on their website. They sometimes run taster sessions to demonstrate the benefits of learning this martial art. The trainers are professional and friendly, accommodating the needs of all participants regardless of gender, shape or size. Urban Escrima prides itself on providing a welcoming and friendly atmosphere of mutual respect to enable all participants to learn self defence techniques in a safe and pleasant environment. Classes are on offer for both beginners and more advanced students, progressing through the Urban Escrima gradings system. Urban Escrima is a good way to improve fitness, learn self defence and improve coordination with a positive attitude and with fully qualified friendly trainers.