Issued: February 13, 2019
Students taught self defence
Year 12 West Hatch High School students have been busy with a variety of enrichment activities that support their 'Hatch Extra' enrichment programme.
The school welcomed the head co-ordinator of the Ultimate Fighting Championship and martial arts guru Ricky Manetta and his team from Synergy Fitness in Hainault to deliver six introduction sessions tailored towards self defence.
The students, boys and girls, were put through their paces for an hour learning different techniques in defending themselves and stopping an attack from occurring.
Ricky's mantra states: "Knowing that you can deal with any situation gives you the strength and inner peace to be able to avoid the confrontations that life throws at you, for your ego will no longer be in charge."
The Sixth Form team wanted an active and intriguing workshop that would teach pupils new skills and increase confidence in such situations.
Enrichment co-ordinator Aaron D'Silva said: "It was great to see the sixth formers learning new skills and you could see them grow in confidence throughout the hour.
"I have no doubt this workshop will provide the pupils with a greater belief in themselves, if they are ever in a situations that call for them to defend themselves."
For more information about Ricky's work and the opportunities available visit http://synergy-fitness.net/.