This program is specifically structured for victims of crime (VOC) or people who have experienced trauma and want to have private self defence classes with a female instructor. Those applying for VOCAT can have a quote from us within 24hrs.
As a provider of self defence classes for over 20 years, we have seen a number of people who have had traumatic experiences. We are fully aware that people who have survived trauma require a program specifically designed for their needs.
The benefits of having a specifically self defence program with Self Defence Hub are:
- Personal teacher attention - Many students flourish under one-to-one tuition. With private classes you can progress through skills as quickly or as slowly as you desire and are comfortable with.
- Customised lessons to suit your needs - Your program will be completely customized depending on your situation and desire to learn aspects of self defence. We tailor and the lessons based on what you prioritise as critical self defence skills and work through your questions during each class.
- Classes can be held at our private location or outdoors.
- and anyone can do it.
This private self defence program covers:
- Assess dangerous situations
- Escape from simple holds
- Defend against weapon attacks
- What to do if you’re pinned to the wall
- Complete simple but effective strikes to disable the opponent
- Workshop different scenarios
- Discussions on long term mental health plans
This is a private self-defence session with our warm and approachable 5th Dan black belt female instructor Andre. You are welcome to bring a friend to participate with you at no extra cost.
What is VOCAT?
VOCAT stands for "Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal". It was established by legislation to provide financial assistance to victims of violent crime committed in Victoria. They assist victims to recover from a crime by providing financial assistance for expenses incurred, or reasonably likely to be incurred, as a direct result of the crime.
A person may apply for financial assistance if:
- a violent crime was committed against them and they have suffered an injury
- the crime occurred in Victoria
- they are a primary, secondary or related victim of that violent crime as defined by the Victims of Crime Assistance Act 1996, or a person who has incurred funeral expenses as a direct result of the death of a primary victim.
Further information regarding VOCAT can be viewed on their website: https://www.vocat.vic.gov.au.
How do I book?
Simply request a quote and we will send you further information on how to start. You can also apply for financial assistance through Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal (VOCAT). For more information visit: https://www.victimsofcrime.vic.gov.au/going-to-court/compensation-and-financial-assistance.
Is there any contact in this program?
We go through a primary introduction to self defence elements. At this time, we will work out the best way to work together. In some instances, participants may not feel comfortable being physical in the first lesson. Each participant requires different techniques and learning opportunities. We take the time to learn more about you before going ahead with the physical aspects of self defence.
If you feel comfortable, we may run scenarios where I teach you how to disengage with an opponent. In order to do so, I may grab (only with your permission) your wrist and shoulders . There will also be light contact if we go through basic weapon defence but there is no point in the class that you will be hurt.
I have never had lessons before, is this right program for me?
The short answer is, yes. If you have ever wanted to know how to defend yourself in the street or home, this is the program for you. We will customise each private class to your needs. Unlike group classes you will have the teachers full attention and can ask all your questions for different situations.
This private self defence program suits all fitness levels and all levels of experience. We work with you.
What should I wear to class?
Participants should wear comfortable and loose fitting clothes.
How long is this program?
We have 2 programs (3 months and 6 months) consisting of 45 minute lessons a week. This gives us time to gain insight on what you require. We will be covering different scenarios based on your interest and questions.
Can I bring someone?
Yes, all victims of crime programs are open for you to bring a friend / support person for the duration of the program at no additional cost.
Where do you run classes?
We run classes from our centre 94 Millers Road, Altona North.
We are located close to Melbourne CBD and are perfect for people located in the following areas: Laverton, Seabrook, Williams Landing, Point Cook, Laverton North, Seaholme, Truganina, Hoppers Crossing, Altona Gate, Altona North, Williamstown North, Werribee South, Brooklyn, Derrimut, South Kingsville, Tarneit, Sunshine West, Newport, and Williamstown.
I enjoyed the experience and now feel much more confident in defending myself... I highly recommend it to beginners.
- Natasha Abrahams