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Great for staff / members who are alone for periods of the day and want the added safety of having a few skills behind them.
Self defence workshops can be held at our location, our partner location in Coburg North or you can opt to have Self Defence Hub come to you and bring a fun and memorable day/night.
Although our courses are run by women and for women, we welcome any males brave enough to hang around - be warned though, we may use them for practice!
Our mission is to make self defence more accessible to women everywhere, so, gather your staff and host your own self defence workshop.
Self defence workshops designed to empower
We believe that every individual is capable of self-protection. Our strength is not necessarily made up of mere physical muscle, but is built upon making a conscious choice to reclaim our sense of power in the world.
We aim to empower women by bringing them together at our self defence workshops and showing them ways of connecting to their power within.
A self defence workshop can create new bonds with an encouraging team building experience. What better way to support one another than to learn and laugh together while learning essential life skills?
Where can I run a self defence workshop?
Workshops are held at your desired location or at one of our locations (Newport, Coburg, Moonee Ponds or Altona Meadows). For a group of 11 people we only require open space of around 4 meters squared. If you prefer to use one of our studios we can certainly organise this for you.
How long does the workshop go for?
Our self defence course runs for approximately 1 to 2.5 hours (depending on your size group and your desired outcome).
Who can attend a self defence workshop?
Girls as young as 12 can benefit from our workshops with participants of any size, fitness level and background encouraged to take part.
Basically, anyone can hold a self defence workshop, there are no prerequisites and no requirements beyond having enough space for us to move around in.
Our friendly and professional female instructor will guide the group and ensure everyone is comfortable and having fun while learning new skills.
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
Andre's women's self defence class was highly educational but also really fun. The two hour class flew by... Highly recommend trying out one of Andre's classes if you want to feel better equipped to defend yourself in a range of potentially dangerous situations. Thanks Andre!
- Emma Missen, 2hr Short Self Defence Course
Andre is a fantastic teacher and definitely knows how to empower you! Thank you so much! I loved every minute of my class!
- Vivian Le'Toille, 2hr Short Self Defence Course