Hoshi Self Defence Classes

Hoshi are a non-profit childrens personal safety group based in Rhydyfelin, Pontypridd. Our classes are primarily self defence, but unlike most martial arts clubs we cover all aspects of persoal safety including bullying, social media & online safety, stranger danger, first aid and much more.

Young children are using social media more and more. While we know that children under 13 should not be using sites such as Facebook and Twitter, the reality is they do. Therefore we have a strong emphasis on using them safely and knowing how to keep important information private. Hoshi’s mission is to show children how to stay safe in all aspects of their lives!

We are members of the Anti Bullying Alliance, ASMAA & SDF, founding members of Cardiff Self Defence and work closely with Enhance Combatives. All our Coaches are insured, DBS checked and first aid trained. They also do a wide range of child safety courses certified by organisations such as NSPCC, Kidscape, Action 4 Children & St Johns Ambulance. For a full list please see our Certifications. Our first aid courses that we run for the students are also certified under St Johns Ambulance’s Young Lifesavers scheme.

We have specially designed our syllabus to enable children to learn physical self defence in an easy-to-learn, safe and effective manner. While also building a child’s confidence, teamwork, awareness, self image and fitness.

Class Times

Hoshi Self Defence: Monday’s 6.00pm – 7.00pm

Our Self Defence Class designed to improve children’s Confidence, Discipline and Personal Safety. Age 8+

Hoshi Fighting Fit: Monday’s 7.00pm – 8.00pm

A striking and fitness style class designed to improve hand-eye co-ordination and overall fitness. Age 8+


Class Costs

The cost of classes is £3.50 for 1 hour or £5.00 for the 2 hours. While this is a slight rise on our previous prices, our costs have gone up and we are still cheaper than other classes in the area. We also do not charge monthly or termly like lots of other local classes.