Get Tough With These Self Defense Courses

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. They also offer corporate self defense workshops.

Elite Defence Academy

Highly effective, easy to learn, and suited to everyone, Krav Maga is the defense system taught by Elite Defence Academy (EDA), as it's the ideal defensive tool you can learn regardless of your existing fitness or experience level. EDA offers professional coaching either at one of their clubs throughout the country or online with their insightful videos. And in In addition to the physical techniques used in their self-defense lessons, they also teach their students awareness and avoidance techniques, how to read body language, how to de-escalate a potential conflict, as well as giving you insight as to how the criminal mind works.

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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: | 082 568 0240 | [email protected] | 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: | 084 800 6098 | [email protected] | SWAT Shooting Range, opposite Zwartkop Racetrack, on R55, Centurion, Pretoria.

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Ming's Martial Arts Academy

Ming's Martial Arts Academy offers self defense programmes for all ages. You'll learn some of the most important techniques to defend yourself based on Tai Chi and karate principles. This programme will teach you how to easily deflect any attack, whether it's armed or unarmed, while also developing the instincts to get out of a dangerous situation and escape to safety.

Details: | 083 378 0468 | [email protected] | Parktown Girls High School , 55 Tyrone Avenue , Parkview, Johannesburg.

Self Defence Training Academy

Self Defence Training Academy will teach their students realistic and effective self defense techniques. Their classes are ideal for those aged over 13 in Gauteng area. You can enjoy your training either in the comfort of your own home or at a venue of your choice subject to the number of participants. The Basic Self Defense Course includes all the ground work, including self defence law, awareness and prevention, avoidance and escape, vulnerable areas to attack, combatives, pre-emptive strikes and fighting tactics, defense against punches, kicks, elbows, knees and other attacks, as well as fighting on the ground.

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Where To Get All Your DIY Tools & Materials

Builders Warehouse

What is the first place that comes to mind when you think DIY, home renovations, and hardware supplies? Well, for us, one of the names that pops up is Builders Warehouse. Builders offers everything you need for those home projects you have in mind from inspiration, paint and tools to building materials, gardening tools and much more. They also offer click and collect (shopping online and pick up your supplies at the store), credit solutions if you're on a tight budget, tool hire, gas and can even find a contractor for you if you need help bringing your DIY dreams to reality. And in case you missed it, Builders Warehouse Boksburg has just undergone a massive makeover! Visit their new store to experience the new way to DIY.

Details: | 0860 284 533 | [email protected] | Stores nationwide.


For all your buildware and hardware needs, why not stop by your nearest Buco? They cover all bases when it comes to building, renovating or DIY - commercial, industrial, home projects, plumbing, electrical, tools and more. Pay them a visit and browse through their various departments offering everything from decor, outdoor, paint and trusses to hardware, plumbing, electrical and tools. Check out their site if you're looking for tips and tricks of the trade, want to enjoy some DIY specials, or simply need some inspiration for your next home project or renovation.

Details: | 0861 1 SHARE (74273) | [email protected] | Stores nationwide.

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Leroy Merlin

Leroy Merlin is a DIY enthusiast's hardware paradise! Not only do they offer all the materials, tools and inspiration you need to get building and planning, but the also offer a space that'll have you enjoy every moment of the process. Hone your DIY skills with one of their workshops, ranging from making floating shelves and your own mosaic chessboard to wooden pet beds and African print pillows to decorate! It's definitely a fun hands-on experience. They also make building and renovating a breeze by helping you find the perfect contractor for you and your needs, including carpenters, tilers, electricians, builders, handymen and plumbers.

Details: | 010 493 8000 | [email protected] | Corner Blackrock Street and Stoneridge Drive, Edenvale, Johannesburg.


Timbercity is definitely one of the big guys when it comes to getting your building and hardware supplies! They have been around for more than 40 years providing builders, crafters and project seekers superior products and great service. Need a little guidance in your DIY endeavours? They're more than happy to assist with free tips, tricks and advice to help bring your vision to life. They supply everything from worktops, doors and windows, home and outdoor to tools, timber and mouldings, hardware, insta-cupboards and much more.

Details: | 021 927 5000 | [email protected] | Stores nationwide.

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In need of some advise and materials from one of South Africa’s leading experts in Do-It-Yourself and hardware? Then be sure to head to your nearest Mica Hardware. With over 140 stores nationwide, Mica is the place to be if you're in search of specialised guidance in all things hardware, power tools, paint, garden, pool care, building supplies, bathroom, outdoors and much more. Keep an eye on their website and Facebook, as they often offer amazing deals on materials, tools and supplies.

Details: | 086 112 2114 | [email protected] | Stores nationwide.

DIY Depot

Home improvements can be a fun yet oh-so tedious journey. And if you're looking for great advice, supplies and materials, hardware and tools and everything you need to get started, then head to DIY Depot. They have over 80 stores open nationwide that offer all the bells and whistles for your DIY projects including hardware, paint and paint accessories, paint tinting, key cutting, building material, power tools, plumbing, electrical, pool, TV, garden equipment, security and much more.

Details: | 011 479 3300 | Stores nationwide.


Makro supplies everything you need on a daily basis, from groceries, books and home appliances, to gaming goodies to help us unwind after a long and productive week. So, naturally, they'll also offer hardware, tools, appliances, paint, workshop machinery and much more for those who get a thrill out of DIY projects but need all the tools and materials to get started.

Details: | 0860 600 999 | Warehouses nationwide.