What is Self Defence?

The use of knowledge and controlled force to protect yourself against someone who is attacking. (Collins English Dictionary)

Benefits of Self Defence

Not only does self defence allow children to tangibly defend themselves against physical attacks, it also sparks various benefits to them in everyday life. Important values and principles can be learned, such as hard work, dedication, and perseverance, as well as the importance of maintaining personal relationships.

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Why Learn Self Defence at School?

Approximately 1 in 4 students experience bullying every week and although this is a statistic that we are not proud of, the benefits of developing skills to protect yourself are now recognised as important to the wellbeing of our children. However, self-defence skills are much more than this. They can also establish self-awareness and awareness of potentially dangerous situations, all of this whilst learning and understanding the consequences and outcome of their actions. Improve self-discipline, develop self-confidence, improve fitness, develop physical skills and hands-on experience, and increase communication skills. Although some schools are hesitant to consider this activity in their programs, these are techniques and skills everyone should know. Studies show that teaching students correct defence techniques can actually reduce violence in schools. Call our team today to discuss the needs of your school community.

Proactivity Self Defence Programs

Although our instructors are black belts in Karate, the techniques taught, require no martial arts background. They are easy to learn, effective techniques anyone can use. Students who complete our courses develop their self-confidence and an awareness of the environment around them.

The Proactivity Self Defence program will cover the following:

  1. Physical component - Running through various self-defence techniques including blocking, striking and controlling techniques.
  2. Verbal component - Tips/Ideas (For example, what to do when you're at an ATM, don't put your purse underneath your arm).
  3. Awareness component - Awareness Scenarios, eg. Safety at a party and knowing your surroundings.

The whole program is interactive and the only equipment we require from the school is space and gym mats are great too - so we can teach "how to break your fall".

“Self Defense is not just a set of techniques, it's a state of mind and it begins with the belief that you are worth defending.”
– Ronian Gracie