Lock picking Workshops


Teaching you the secrets of Houdini whilst CHANNELING mission impossible .......

We'll teach you the closely guarded secrets that the movie companies tried to hide for years.

How does it work ?

Peter lays out the basics, some history of locks, the different types of locks, the legal issues,  the principles and the tools involved and how to use them.

Then each team gets personal lock picking trainer, and each member gets a practice lock and a set of lock picks and in no time they will be opening locks like Houdini.  (up to ten guests in a team and we can train up to thirty guests at a time)

How long? Each workshop is designed around your requirements . "only got ten / twenty minutes?  we can do that, but it's much more fun over a longer period and we can introduce a timed competition with each team competing aginst the other and harder and harder locks....  


It was everything you promised, fun challenging and addictive, our delegates loved it and we want to book you again but not London this time.. it will be for the Science Museum in Manchester.
— Louisa Vicos Marketing Manager , Trustwave Internet Security Consultants

"More Danger" Days 

“ It was everything we hoped for, you gave us a weekend of fun and frivolity, some scares and lots of laughs, the best reunion weekend ever!
— Brian Gumbley , University reunion weekend for ten friends in a luxury farmhouse in the Lake District ( well, someone had to do it... :-) )

" More Danger?" has been Peter's signature catch phrase for the past 25 years and now he gives you the chance to join in the fun! 

Whether it's to train an actor or stuntman or finish off your bucket list, we have a range of unique activities brought together as a pick "n" mix menu for you to to chose the ones for your event. 

Whether it's for prefessional development, the launch of a blockbuster , the ultimate Corporate Away Day , Secret Agent or Cowboy Training or just because you fancy it.  

That’s it ! you can forget about aerial circus now! I want to be a whip cracker!
— Sam Martin Wales Circus Festival Upside Down Circus

 How many at a time? 

How many have you got? From individual tuition with Peter and up to ten people at a time depending on the activities, to up to a hundred and fifty guests over a day with Peter as Lead Tutor and his merry band of personally selected and specially trained Tutors.   

WHO HAVE YOU TRAINED ?

We've provided the training, equipment and or props for the following,  whip training for the cast of "Lexicon", No Fit State Circus's latest world touring show, , Gun spinning, lasso throwing and whip cracking for :Kingsman : The Golden Circle,  for their Media Experience Launch, Knife throwing, gun fighting, gun spinning, target shooting and even a machine gun for  The Magnificent Seven Media Launch,  O2 Indiana Jones Day Centre Parcs, Whip cracking, fire whips and target/ can cutting  Steve Backshall , BBC Deadly Dinosaurs, Ben Elton, BBC The One Show. Lee Mack, Danny Baker, Duck Quacks don't Echo. " Barnum" for Cameron Mackintosh etc and many circus professionals around the world.

Surperb training and enormous fun , thank you Peter you are the best!
— Steve Backshall BBC Deadly Dinosaurs

WILL YOU TRAVEL TO ME ?    

Yes,  of course , Peter has provided workshops in America, France, The Netherlands, the Czech Republic and all across the UK . 

If you prefer we have a training centre here in sunny Barrybados in South Wales for small groups complete with home accomodation and Pat's famous fare or a selection of hotels to stay at close by.   

What do I need to do now? 

Choose the skills you like from the list below, we provide all the equipment and safety kit and expert tuition , give Peter a ring or drop us an email and we'll sort the logistics and costs out for you.

All activities/ workshops can include shows and demostration stunts and tricks where you or your guests get to be the stars or the targets!

We can do single or multiple skills depending on the numbers and time you have , for The Kingsman film we did three skills to broadcast film quality in twenty minutes!

A typical workshop might be over two hours and can include knife and axe thowing, lasso spinning and whip cracking. 

In a typical day 10am - 3pm  with a solo tutor and five guests we can do 5 or more skills .... in a weekend, the worlds' your oyster! 

Most are best outside but some are transferrable indoors i.e. Knife throwing, Gambit cards, whips ( depending on room and height) and the target stuff , best to give Peter a ring and chat about what you fancy .

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For the ULTIMATE GIFT, we also do Gift Vouchers for One, Two hour and All Day Workshops at your venue or our training space.  ring for prices.

choose from: 

  1.     Kingsman "Statesman Skills"  Lasso spinning, throwing, whip cracking and gun spinning

  2. Knife (Cold Steel Throwers ) and Axe throwing. we can add Bayonets, Kukri , large Axes and Gambit Flying cards to the mix, please let us know .

  3. Fire Whip Cracking training, ( includes fire eating too) 

  4. Target Knife Throwing  (You provide the "Target Girl/ Boy" or we provide the precision target board) 

  5. Performance standard two handed Whip Cracking , two whips are TWICE the fun!  

  6. Thompson Sub Machine Gun Target Range (Airsoft) 

  7. Indiana Jones Bullwhip Target Cracking ( 8, 10 and 12 foot bullwhips of Doom!! ) 

  8. Winchester Rifle Shooting  Range (Airsoft) with a new ranges and the famous Red Ryders! 

  9. Browning M1911 Semi Auto blank firers

  10.  Colt 45 Black powder blank firing safety training

  11. "Fast Draw McCraw"   Gun Slinging Workshop, learn to go "snake eyed" draw fast and shoot later.  

  12. Crossbow Target Range  (Peleton and Medieval) 

  13. Lock Picking, ( Yale , padlock and Euro) Handcuff Picking. Puzzle locks  

  14. Fire Eating. ( body burning, you get for free! )

Just wanted to say a huge thank you, you and Simon were incredible, so professional and accomodating, I was over the moon with everything, so thank you!
— Calvin Ewing Media Circus Kingsman The Golden Circle Medai Launch

 

 

How did this come about? 

Peter started his circus career juggling axes as " Captain Dangerous" and it all went downhill from there... .

He was a lecturer in Sport and Recreation Management and later a  Health and Safety Officer and used knife throwing and fire eating to teach students H&S , This gave him the skills and knowledge to convince Equity to insure his antics and it all went on from there.