The kickboxing sessions are a great way to get in shape and get rid of the stresses of modern life. Based on western boxing and Muay Thai techniques this programme is simple in concept and a great self defence style to boot.

Our sessions are geared toward training for fitness and for skill so that you are prepared for semi-contact competition, the kickboxing ring is a great way to test your skill and stamina in attack and defence.

Our style is BKBU kick-boxing which involves the use of the hands and feet (but not the knees or elbows) in an attempt to beat your opponent, either by scoring more points. For semi contact competition, boxing gloves, mouth shields, shin guards and boots are all required.

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weapons and quarterstaff self defence

Quarterstaff & Weapons

This 30 minute weapons and quarterstaff session is the link between striking of kickboxing and the unarmed combat of Spirit Combat giving us the third distance in a self defence situation: weapons. Very popular with our kick boxers who use this to perfect body and for positioning.

Aiki JuJitsu

Our Aiki Jujitsu session is a stand up ju jitsu based martial arts form. The training consists of learning groups of techniques in pair format. Training develops into a close quarter combat system that is used by military and law enforcement the world over.

Aiki Jutjitsu of Spirit Combat Martial Arts

News & Events

Summer training 2019

Stop Press! We’re training outside for the Summer holiday period. Training programme for kickboxing bout in Guilford, November 2019 We are currently starting the next training programme for a semi-contact kickboxing bout, 3 x 1.5 [...]

Martial Arts Spirit Combat Aiki JuJitsu Seminar Sweden

Jim Cockram presents a Martial Arts All Styles seminar at Griffin Martial Arts Club, 24th February 2019 Griffin Martial Arts LundVallkärravägen 16C, 22651 Lund, Sweden, Lund, Swede See for more details

Spirit Combat Chesham launches …

Date: 20th October 2018. Spirit Combat Chesham launches Chiltern Self Defence project and name change. Find us on Facebook:

A short history of our club: Chiltern Self Defence & Spirit Combat Chesham

Chiltern Self Defence is a friendly relaxed co-ed club and is open to young and old adults alike… expect hard work and fun!!

Spirit Combat Chesham was established in June 1996 by James (Jim) Cockram, training was at the Chesham Leisure Centre on White Hill.

2002-2009 the club located to Temperance Hall in Chesham and offered training twice a week.

The club moved to St. Johns our current home in the Autumn of 2009.

Since 2009 our training has evolved to incorporate weapons, boxing kickboxing, Aikido as well as our core Ju Jitsu syllabus.

Sensei Jim has become international coach for MAAS teaching in far away places such as Scandinavia, Malta, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and India.

In 2017 we celebrated 21 years, and in mid October 2018 we changed our name to Chiltern Self Defence to reflect todays understanding of martial arts.

About Sensei Jim Cockram

Jim has trained in several martial arts including Judo and Aiki JuJitsu, before training with Brian Dossett – Spirit Combat International founder.

He established the Spirit Combat Chesham/Chiltern Dojo in 1996.

In 2002 Jim was appointed as a Martial Arts All Styles (MAAS) officer and started participating in Spirit Combat seminars worldwide.

In 2018 Jim was appointed Grandmaster international coach for MAAS, teaching and promoting Spirit Combat in far away places such as: Scandinavia, Malta, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and India.

About the martial art of Spirit Combat International

The originator of Spirit Combat Jujitsu is Soke (Founder) Brian Dossett 10th Dan, this modern martial art is a synthesis of Soke Dossett’s martial arts experiences, blending elements of Ju Jitsu, Judo, Boxing and Kick Boxing. With separate syllabuses for adults and juniors.

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Class information and Costs

Our fee is a simple: Kickboxing, Quarterstaff and Spirit Combat Jujitsu just £5 all-in, per weekly session.

We provide equipment such as pads and gloves but you may want to buy your own once you settle in.

The first session is Free!

Bring a towel, a water bottle and wear comfortable clothes, eg shorts/leggings and a t-shirt

We train on Thursdays

Kickboxing 19:00 – 20:00
Quarterstaff 20:00 – 20:30
Spirit Combat Aiki JuJitsu 20:30 – 21:30


Chiltern Self Defence : Jim Cockram: 07792 128696

We train here: Dojo Address

St. Johns Methodist Church Hall
60 Woodside Road, Amersham
Buckinghamshire HP6 6AN

“ I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times ”