Self Defence

Women’s Self Defence

Build awareness and confidence with self defence skills that are easy to learn, effective, and ready for immediate use. Suitable for women of all ages, no matter your fitness level or prior training experience.

Book a private session for yourself, a small group of family and friends, or for a larger group. Workshops can be delivered at your workplace, school, gym, home, or at the Proactive Academy.

Women’s Self Defence Training

Personal safety should be your right! Unfortunately statistics continue to show cases of harassment and violence which prove this just isn’t the case.
Be prepared, have a plan for likely situations of harassment, threats, stalking, sexual or violent abuse from strangers and more often from someone we know.

Proactive offers One-Off Workshops/ short courses with contents that can be tailored to your specific needs. Alternately, we offer 4 types of set 2-hour modules that are popular with workplaces, schools, clubs, and family & friend groups. These modules can be delivered at Proactive Academy or we can come to you Australia-wide.

Courses Available

Below are our recommended 2-hour workshops.

Personal Security

Violence awareness & prevention. Topics include; types of violence, managing fear, how to use assertive body & verbal language. Develop the mindset to better respond to harassment situations. Personal security tips include; public transport safety, home security, dealing with road rage, party safety, online dating, travelling, and more in this discussion-based seminar.

Practical Self Defence

Simple, effective, and instinctive techniques. In this practical session, you will learn how to defend and protect yourself  from a larger aggressor. Topics include; escapes from common attacks, defensive covers, offensive striking to primary target areas to fend off an attacker, and using your whole body as a weapon. Highly recommended with Personal Security module.

Ground Defence (Anti-Rape)

Defence techniques for common attacks. Defend yourself from a range of sexual abuse and harassment situations (includes drills from ground position) and learn to use your whole body for maximum leverage against a larger aggressor. We recommend doing this with a friend you trust and are comfortable with (for drill partner)

Armed Attacks/ Hold-Ups

What to do? Learn how to survive an armed attack through scenario training against common weapon attacks such as knives, syringe, clubs, guns, etc.

How to use your everyday items to your advantage. Session also covers defensive use of improvised weapons from items you carry and use daily.

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What others have to say…

“Thank you for the work you do, it was a pleasure to have met you. I now feel much more confident and aware which is vital for us seniors travelling by public transport.” –Jennifer

“Great, well worth the time, every mother and daughter should learn.” – Vicky

“Proactive Self Defence stood up to close scrutiny and proved to be a highly skilled and ethical organisation, maintaining & delivering the highest training standards to a broad spectrum of our community.” -Steve Herbert MP

Are you interested in doing regular on-going classes?

Proactive Academy also offer Ongoing Training with over 50 classes per week to develop your practical skills in a variety of formats which include martial arts and combat sports classes which incorporate aspects of self defence training.

Self Defence designed for you

School & Youth Seminars

On location, at your school or group center.

Victims of Crime

Rebuild confidence with proactive crisis management.

Weapons Defence

Practical solutions for defence against armed attacks.

Individual Training

Tailored for your needs, by appointment.

Workplace Self Defence

Preventative measures for professional environments.

Private Groups

Tailored for your needs, by appointment.

Book your session now!

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