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Half Day Self Defence Workshop

Our Half Day Self Defence Workshop - is the ultimate solution for those looking to learn a comprehensive self defence program in one day! This four-part workshop is perfect for beginners who want to gain valuable insights into situational awareness, de-escalation techniques, and emergency response strategies.

Our expert female instructors will teach you stand-up and ground techniques that will help you defend yourself effectively in any situation. Whether you're looking to learn in a safe and supportive environment or someone who wants to learn with other beginners, our Half Day Self Defence Workshop is the perfect place for you.

Focus Point 1

  • Introduction to course outline
  • Discussion of desired outcomes
  • Body language & communication
  • Dismissing myths about assaults
  • Emergency information and contacts
  • Basic grab defence and strikes

Focus Point 2

  • Personal safety
  • Practical security
  • Self defence physiology
  • Revision of basic grab defence and strikes
  • Introduction to choke defence and escapes
  • Weapon defence

Focus Point 3

  • The power of intention
  • Conditioning your body
  • Revision of choke defence and escapes
  • Weapon defence training
  • Introduction to ground defence
  • Intermediate grab defence and strikes

Focus Point 4

Hard weapon / soft target
Hands on practical work
Basic ground defence
Turn fear into freedom

We train in small group sizes so you don't get lost in a large class setting. We like to ensure all participants get personal instruction.

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 Krav Maga, 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.

Each focus point addresses different applications for your skills. 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.

Book this Self Defence Course 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.



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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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Upcoming Half Day Workshops

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.