Get Tough With These Self Defense Courses


We love South Africa, don’t get us wrong! But, unfortunately, a sad truth about living in our country is the crime rate and the need to protect ourselves when an unpredictable situation occurs. The question is: do you know what to do when you need to defend yourself and your family? If not, we think it’s time to take a self defense course. Not only is it great to protect yourself, but it’s also a confidence boost. Let’s not forget to mention, it’s hardcore! 

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Pretty Tough – Benoni

Ladies, are you looking to get Pretty Tough? Well, if you’re in the Benoni area (or are willing to travel that side), then be sure to check out Pretty Tough. They offer general self defense training (course covers an intro into self defense, a look into self defense myths and improvised weapons, teaching of basic strikes, blocks and deflections, as well as locks and escapes, ground survival or anti-rape and anti-abduction techniques and hijack protocol). They also offer effective self defense training for children and an exercise program incorporating the moves learnt, drills and scenarios. Click here to check out their training courses and find the service prices here.

Details: www.prettytough.co.za | 087 803 1033 | yvette@prettytough.co.za | 10 Kipling Road, Farrarmere, Benoni, Johannesburg.

Family Self Defense Academy

It’s important to get the entire family self defense ready. You know, just in case! With the entire family, both young and old in mind, the Family Self Defense Academy was created to provide self defense training and courses for all ages. They believe that everyone deserves to improve their security and safety, no matter what age, gender, or level of expertise. So, if you’re looking to get started, don’t miss out on their next Basic Self Defense & Family Awareness Course, starting on 26 June 2019. Click here for price, venue and other details. They also offer corporate self defense workshops. Click here for more info.

Details: www.family-selfdefense-academy.co.za | 083 2683862 | enquiries@family-selfdefense-academy.co.za | Rivonia Medical Centre, corner 10th Avenue and Rivonia Road, Sandton, Johannesburg.

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Chinese Martial Arts & Health Centre

Martial arts isn’t only cool, but it’s pretty good for self defense! Isn’t that the reason why we do it in the first place? To ensure you know how to protect yourself, Chinese Martial Arts & Health Centre in Parkhurst offers a Tactical Kung Fu Training (TKT) programme that gives learners the opportunity to learn practical self defense applications and focuses on unarmed, knife and gun attacks and defenses. The programme is limited to 10 individuals per group, takes three months to complete and you’ll be awarded with a certificate of completion.

Details: kung-fu.co.za | 082 568 0240 | cmahc@mweb.co.za | 67 10th Street, Parkhurst, Johannesburg.

The Edge – Shooting Academy

This one is out in Pretoria, but when it comes to safety, distance shouldn’t be a factor! The Edge – Shooting Academy offers a women’s self defense course that focuses on the principle “train like your life depends on it, and when it does, its second nature“. This course was created to empower woman to fight back against an attacker or a crime, and will teach ladies to be aware of their surroundings, always be prepared, risk reduction, avoidance, mental strength, physical power, hand-to-hand combat and even firearm and knife training and special weapons training.

Details: www.tesi.co.za | 084 800 6098 | info@tesi.co.za | SWAT Shooting Range, opposite Zwartkop Racetrack, on R55, Centurion, Pretoria.

Primal GYM Rosebank

Primal Gym in Rosebank has self defense training, Street Survival System, that focuses on empty hand and armed combat. So, participants will learn how to fight with and without weapons, whilst gaining tools to handle and defend themselves in combat against an armed and multiple opponents.

Details: www.primalgym.info | 011 880 1694 | wolfpack@primalgym.co.za | The Zone @ Rosebank, 177 Oxford Road, Rosebank, Johannesburg.

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C.O.B.R.A.™ Defense JHB

For some of the best self defense training the city has to offer, be sure to check out C.O.B.R.A.™. Their 10-week academy will have you participating in scenario training and drills and learning how to handle a real life attack or situation. It is a non-martial arts system and can be described as a police academy for civilians. It’s a professional program with an emphasis on student safety and focuses on what works now. Anyone can learn, whether you’re a stay-at-home mom, retired, or an experienced martial artist. They also offer self defense courses for kids and teens.

Details: www.cobradefense-jhb.co.za | 011 465 8525 | info@cobradefense-jhb.co.za | Rivonia Medical Centre, Fourways, Johannesburg.

Ming’s Martial Arts Academy

Ming’s Martial Arts Academy will be hosting an eight-week self defense course for women starting from Monday, 10 June 2019. You’ll learn some of the most important techniques to defend yourself. The course will focus on repeated drills. Lessons will be for one hour, once per week, for eight consecutive weeks and are designed to teach women to be able to spot potential danger and threat, empower themselves, know the target points of the body, practice practical street wise techniques and develop a muscle memory for the techniques so they become second nature, and instinctual when most needed. Click here for the full details. There are only 15 spaces available, so hurry! Find out more about their self defense course here.

Details: www.mingsmartialarts.co.za | 083 378 0468 | leo@mingsmartialarts.co.za | Parktown Girls High School , 55 Tyrone Avenue , Parkview, Johannesburg.

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