Frequently Asked Questions

1Do you run Self-Defence Programs as a team-building activity in Melbourne?

Yes, many of our Self-Defence Programs are organised by team-leaders and managers as part of their team-building activities for their staff, and yes, we are based in Melbourne, Victoria (Australia).

Self-Defence training is a fun, educational and skill-based activity that not only engages participants in building rapport and developing communication skills, but also helps with improving confidence and boosting morale within the individual.

Many of our clients also comment that it is one of the most memorable team-building activities they have participated in!

Some of our Self-Defence Programs are organised by HR managers or social groups as part of their company's health and wellbeing initiatives.

Health and wellness activities often involve fitness-based activities, such as fitness boot camps. While fitness-based activities are excellent, they are beneficial as long as participants continue to participate in these activities.

Our Self-Defence Programs are designed not only to have people physically engaged, but are also knowledge-based and the personal safety concepts learned will stay with you for life!

Want to know more about our Self-Defence Programs? Contact us for more information.

2Is there a physical component to your Self-Defence Programs?
Most of our corporate clients prefer a combination of presentation-style educational component, as well as a physical skills training component.

However, we do occasionally have clients who prefer a presentation-style only program with no physical component. For example, a 1-hour lunchtime presentation where they provide lunch or employees bring their own lunch.

Other clients prefer us to focus on mostly physical skills training within their sessions.

We are flexible and can provide a solution that suits your organisation.

Get in touch with us and let us know what you're looking for.
3Is there a minimum or maximum number of participants required to run a Self-Defence Program?
We cater for groups as small as 4 or 5 participants, all the way up to 50+ participants.

Most organisations find it worthwhile to have a minimum of about 10 participants in the group, but we have had intimate groups with as few as 4 or 5 people. Small groups allow us to address the specific personal safety concerns of the participants and more personalised coaching when it comes to physical skills training.

For larger groups, we will often bring extra trainers and assistant trainers for closer supervision, better coaching, and improved safety among the participants.

Let us know your estimated number of participants and we will provide some options that will be suitable for your organisation.
4Do you have to be physically fit to participate in the Self-Defence Program?
Our Self-Defence Programs are suitable for all fitness levels, and no previous experience is necessary.

If participants have injuries or medical conditions that could be aggravated by certain movements, they do not have to participate in the drills. They may sit out and observe the activities.

Participants can learn a lot just from observations, so we encourage them to participate where possible, and observe the drills if they cannot safely participate in the physical drills.

If there are specific requirements for your group (e.g. sight-impaired, hearing-impaired, disabilities, English is not a first language, etc), please inform us, and we will let you know if we have the resources to provide a suitable program for your group.
5Do you provide equipment?
Yes, we provide all the training equipment required for our Self-Defence Workshops.
6What do we wear on the day?
We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and footwear, if you are going to be participating in physical skills training.
7We're looking to organise a Women's Self-Defence Workshop.
Do you have female trainers?
Yes, we do have highly experienced female trainers who specialise in Women's Self-Defence. Depending on the type of group, we can provide a female-only instructional staff, or a mix of male and female trainers and assistant trainers.

Get in touch with us to let us know what you're looking for.
8Do you provide any Self-Defence Programs for individuals?
Yes, we provide 1-on-1 Personal Training for individuals, which cater for the specific needs of that individual.
9What if I don't live in Melbourne and cannot attend your programs in person?
We do offer consultations via phone or Skype (or Facebook video calls or Whatsapp video calls) for those who require advice regarding personal circumstances.

However, we do recommend complimenting this with physical skills training wherever possible.

If are in regional Victoria, interstate or overseas, and you would like us to travel to you, get in touch with us and we will look into the possibilities of running events at your location and incorporating private training with you while we are in town.