Gain Confidence

2hr Self Defence Workshop

Self Defence Classes led by a female instructor

Gain Confidence

2hr Self Defence Course

2hrs with a female black belt instructor

Our 2hr Workshops are perfect for people who want to learn effective self defence techniques and don't have time to do regular classes.

We train in small group sizes (maximum 8 people per class) so you don't get lost in a large class setting. We like to ensure all participants get teacher attention

Our intention is to share our knowledge, understanding and empower you to find your super powers in a fun and safe environment.

We base our program on the techniques of Taekwondo, Boxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Wrestling.

In this program, we will teach you how to neutralize the most common attacks ranging from having your hair grabbed to being pinned to the ground by an assailant.

Each lesson addresses different techniques. You can start the program at any time and learn at your own pace. Unlike most self defence systems that rely heavily on strength, speed, and coordination, the techniques in our program employ leverage, technique, and timing, so anyone, regardless of age or athletic ability, can make them work against larger opponents.

Our self defence style is about using what generally works for smaller framed people so it's perfect for all body types.

Want to know if it's effective? Take it from Jo Stanley...

Book the 2hr Self Defence Workshop and if you don't love it, we will give your money back.

You'll simply need to let us know in writing and voila your money back in your account.


She is the first person (male or female) to open a full time dedicated Women's Self Defence centre in Australia (Altona North, Victoria). 

Has over 25 years experience.

Recognised as the expert in Self Defence and was featured on Channel 10's, The Project and on The House of Wellness on Channel 7.

Self Defence Hub was founded in January 2014 by Andre Coñate, who has an extraordinary passion for women's empowerment and safety.

Looking at the Australian national statistics of crimes (particularly against women) Andre felt she had to do something to be of service to those in need of learning valuable self defence skills. Having studied martial arts for over 25 years she felt that she was the most qualified person to bring this empowering environment to life. She wanted everyone to feel safe and capable of self protection if any situation called for it.

So, you can have complete confidence that she will take you though each step with thorough guidence and expert knowledge. There are no egos in the group. She supports each member to empower themselves and others.



I can’t tell you how profound that experience was… what Andre did for us was shift a mindset for me just by teaching us basic moves it made me really understand that I’m not a victim, no matter what happens I can actually engage with whatever is happening and I can fight back. She really showed us how. It was amazing! It just changed my mind completely and I’ll never forget that experience.
Jo Stanley
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What you'll discover

  • How to throw strikes that will be effective
    You will learn exactly what hand strikes to throw depending on the height of attacker and what positions will give you the upper hand.
  • How to throw powerful kicks to disenable your opponent
    Learn when it's safe to throw a kick and when it's best to focus on stance. We cover what kicks to throw and when to throw them.
  • How to escape from common grabs
    What would you do if someone comes up behind you or grabs your arms or your neck? We uncovered the most common attacks and how to defend against them.
  • How to defend against common weapons
    We always say if you see a weapon, RUN! We all know that weapons are dangerous but what can you do to minimise damage and put yourself in the best position to get away.
  • The power you hold in your own body
    Sometimes, we can get stuck into thinking about how vulnerable we are without knowing exactly how powerful we can be. It doesn't matter if you're small or tall, you can stand strong and have the whole world witness your power within.


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Have a group of 6 or more people? Schedule your own date/time. SMS Andre today!

Self Defence Courses with Female Instructors

We are about creating a safe space where you can learn self defence

For private group bookings we can come to your location.

Melbourne, Altona, Albert Park, Kilmore, Yarraville and other areas around Melbourne Metro Area and Greater Melbourne.