Self Defence

Workplace Self Defence Training

Do your staff have to deal with; difficult clients, onsite / home visits, mental health, cash handling, loss prevention, working away from home? Having appropriate training and safety plans is vital to your brand, your staff, and your clients. Be Proactive!

Tailored programs, 1 hour to 1 day to suit your industry, delivered on or off site.

Workplace training

Proactive offers positive, safe and time efficient one-off short courses which provides practical and strategic training specific to each workplace. Suitable for anybody – any age, shape, fitness level, or training experience.

Popular workplace subjects include:

Violence Awareness & Prevention

Types of violence, assertive verbal and body language,  fear & crisis management, awareness levels, warning signs, verbal & physical threats, conflict resolution and de-escalation strategies.

Personal Security tips

Maintaining a safe work environment, onsite visits (if applicable) dealing with difficult clients, client histories (if applicable), road rage, travelling, public transport, armed hold ups /attacks, and experienced staff tips forum.

Practical Skills

Focus on simple non intrusive techniques including, positioning, defensive escapes, and passive and offensive responses to common threats or attacks.

Other Practical Subjects

Armed attacks, Restraints and controls, multiple opponents. Proactive also offer health and well-being workshops for team building and staff motivation

Proven and effective

Proactive Self Defence has been running workplace training throughout Australia since 1992. Past industries we have trained include; Property management, Mental Health, Nursing, ambulatory and Medical staff, Retail Loss Prevention, Convenience stores, chambers of commerce, Security, Education, Expatriate and other high risk services.


Sessions can be held in our purpose built centre in Thomastown or we can come to you. We accept bookings Australia-wide.


Workplace training empowers staff to do their job more confidently and professional, reduces the risk of incidents, improves staff morale, reduces absenteeism, improves health and safety, reduce risk management issues or work cover claims, and ultimately keeps all members of team on the same page in regards to handling incidents.

What others have to say:

“I really enjoyed the self‐defence classes and thought that Rick was fantastic, I felt I got a lot out of the sessions. I am even considering using Rick for future team building events. 

The tips that were given on general awareness and avoidance I have already started using and I feel I have gained a bit of confidence on what to do in a violent situation. I would be keen to attend other wellness classes in the future.” – Caitlin, Vocus Communications, Melbourne

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.

Women’s Self Defence

Specialty programs designed for women’s safety and awareness.

Individual Training

Tailored for your needs, by appointment.

Private Groups

Tailored for your needs, by appointment.

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