These Melbourne self-defence classes are exclusively for women and range from single workshops to short courses
Integrated Combat Systems runs a three-hour Women’s Self Protection course, designed for females 14 years and older. Learn the best ways to avoid or combat a violent attack, because you’re never too young to be able to protect yourself. Cheltenham.
Krav Maga Melbourne offers short courses in self defence for women at three levels. Their next beginner’s course (Defending Common Assaults) consists of six 75-minute sessions in prevention and awareness, mental preparation and aggression, risk assessment and common problems, strikes and movement, defences against grabs, defences against chokes, and scenario and stress testing. This course is perfect if you’re looking for more in-depth defence training. Melbourne.
Guardian Defence runs short courses in women’s self defence. The club runs an induction class for women every Wednesday. In this class you’ll learn basic self-defence moves, safe ways to train and handle equipment, and get a taste of Guardian Defence’s teaching style should you wish to continue training with them. The induction class is free for Guardian members and $25 for non-members. Brunswick.
Proactive Self Defence runs two-hour workshops for women in personal security, self defence, anti-rape and weapon defence. The workshops aim to make you physically and emotionally prepared to take on any predator by combining discussion with physical training. You can attend classes at the Proactive Academy in Thomastown or organise PSD to come to your home, school, gym or work. Proactive also runs a women-only Chick Boxing class every Thursday, with a free introductory class. Annual registration is $100. Thomastown.
Ground Zero is running a free self defence seminar on Sunday 4 November. The Brazilian Jui Jitsu training centre will be teaching women simple and effective ways of defending against attack. Wear comfortable clothes, and bring water and a friend for pairs exercises. The seminar is free, however, any donations will go to the family of Jill Meagher. Melbourne.