About The Rapid Defence Martial Arts Academy Norwich

The Rapid Defence Martial Arts Academy Norwich was founded in 2004 by Master Instructor Talib Fehlhaber, who has been involved in the martial arts for over 30 years and has been teaching martial arts and self-defence skills since 1993.

We take great pride in the fact that what we have on offer is without equal in this area. The training ranges from traditional Kung Fu and self-defence training to weapons, usually sticks and knifes, to grappling and ground fighting. This means for you that you are able to cover all areas physical combat under one roof, which will save you a lot of time and money.

We are dedicated to your success as a student and make every effort to help you surpass your expectations of yourself and us.

What’s on offer?

 Basic Martial Arts Course

This course is designed as an introduction into the world of martial arts for men, women and children of all ages and abilities. It provides a good starting point for people who are looking to improve their fitness and loose a few pounds and/or like to tone up. The pace is gentle to begin with and is guaranteed to be fun and challenging for the whole family.

Black Belt Leadership Course

This course is designed for those who have the goal of getting their Black Belt.

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Chinese Kung Fu

The core martial arts training revolves around the art of Wing Chun Kung Fu. Wing Chun has been known to be extremely effective in close range confrontations and has also been known as “Hong Kong Street Fighting”. Since its inception Wing Chun has enjoyed a continued growth in the West due to its clever and simple design and without the need to resorting to acrobatics. >>> read more…


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Instructor Training

The Rapid Defence Academy is a Certified Instructors Training Centre. We have been training people to become martial arts instructors since 2004. Our popular instructor’s programme teaches all aspects of martial arts training including teaching skills as well as business and administration skills that are needed to run a successful martial arts school. Many of our graduates have gone on to run their own successful schools.

Our instructor training is mainly done part time, which allows trainees to maintain a normal working and family life.

The instructor candidates are mentored and looked after by martial arts veteran Talib Fehlhaber, author of  the book “Kick Start Your Own Martial Arts School”, which is available on Amazon.

Contact us if you like to find out more how you can become a certified martial arts instructor.


In an effort continuously improve the services to our members and to offer the best in martial arts tuition available we give our members access to some of the best martial arts experts in Europe. Every month we have special seminars and workshops at the academy to which we often invite guest instructors. Please check with the Blog section for updates or subscribe to our newsletter to keep informed with events to come.

School Creed

“We are dedicated to deliver the best martial arts and

self-defence training currently available.Our greatest assets are our students who’s success and

well being is our main concern.We are committed to constantly improving ourselves

as human beings and martial artists and by this

always treating better as the enemy of good.The way we teach in and run our academy is reflected

by the martial arts ethos of Trust, Integrity and Hard Work.”

About the Art:

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