What is Self Defence?

The use of 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, 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, studies show that teaching students correct defence techniques can actually reduce violence in schools. Call our team and discuss the needs for your school students today.

Proactivity Self Defence Programs

Although our instructors are blackbelts 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 striking and blocking techniques.
  2. Verbal component - Tips/Ideas (For example, when you're at an ATM, don't put your purse underneath your arm).
  3. Awareness component - Awareness Scenarios, eg. Safety at a party.

The whole program is interactive and the only equipment we require from the school is gym mats - 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