Self-defence training

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Self Defence?

Self defence, as outlined in our Self Defence FAQs, encompasses a range of strategies, including awareness, avoidance, assertiveness, and physical techniques, designed to help individuals successfully navigate and protect themselves from violent attacks. At our Self Defence Training Academy, we prioritize comprehensive training that goes beyond physical skills to include psychological awareness and verbal communication.

Self Defence FAQs: Am I Too Old? Out of Shape? What If I Have Some Disabilities?

You don’t have to be an athlete to learn how to defend yourself. Our program is designed to adapt to every age and ability and provide each student with the opportunity to learn. Each individual is unique and students should be able to discuss their own needs.

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Self Defence FAQs: Does Self Defence Work?

Yes, self defence training can increase your options and help prepare your responses to slow down, de-escalate, or interrupt an attack. Like any tool, the more you know about it, the more informed you are to make a decision and to use it.

Self Defence FAQs: Is Self Defence a Guarantee?

No. There are no guarantees when it comes to self-protection. However, self defence training can increase your choices/options and your preparedness.

Self Defence FAQs: Must I Train for Years to Learn to Defend Myself?

No. Our course offers enough concepts and skills to help you develop self-protection strategies that you can continue to build upon. Self defence is not martial arts training – it does not require years of study to perfect.

Self Defence FAQs: If I Use Self Defence Techniques, Could I Get Hurt Worse?

The question to answer first is what does “hurt worse” mean? Rape survivors speak eloquently about emotional scars lasting long after physical scars heal. Studies show a physical self defence response does not increase the level of physical injury, and sometimes decreases the likelihood. Also, women and men going along with the attacker have sometimes been brutally injured anyway. The point of using self defence is to de-escalate a situation and get away as soon as possible. Knowing some physical techniques increases the range of possible self defence options, but the decision to choose a physical option must remain with the person in the situation.

Self Defence FAQs: What Is the Role of Pepperspray or Other Aggressive Devices as Self Defence Aids in Harming an Attacker?

Any device is useless to you unless you understand how to use it and have it in your hand ready to use at the time of the attempted assault. There is nothing “guaranteed” about any of these devices. None are fool proof. None of them can be counted on to work against all possible attackers (no matter what the labelling may say). Realize that anything you can use against an attacker can also be taken away and used against you. While some of these devices have sometimes helped people escape to safety, it is important to be aware of these devices’ limitations and liabilities.

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Self Defence FAQs: How Can I Tell a Good Course From a Bad One?

A good course covers critical thinking about self defence strategies, assertiveness, powerful communication skills, and easy-to-remember physical techniques. The instructor respects and responds to your fears and concerns. Instruction is based on the belief that people can act competently, decisively, and take action for their own protection. Essentially, a good course is based on intelligence and not muscle. It offers tools for enabling a person to connect with her or his own strength and power.

Self Defence FAQs: How to Enroll for our Courses

  1. From any page on Self Defence Training Academy, navigate to our ENROLL Page.
  2. On the ENROLL page you will see our courses available and the prices. When you select ‘SIGN-UP NOW’ you will be taken to the Course on our learning portal Assessment Matters
  3. Select ‘ENROLL NOW’ under the course you want to sign-up with.
  4. This will take you to the Cart Summary Section. You can then apply a coupon code if you have one or ‘PROCEED TO CHECKOUT’.
  5. You can then Register or Login if you have already registered.
  6. On the Checkout page you can enter your details and ‘PROCEED TO PAYMENT’ – you will go to our secure payment portal with PayGate.
  7. Once you have made your payment you will have access to the course via the STUDENT portal.
  8. You can return at any stage to our Learning Portal ( within the course time frame (normally 30 days) to complete your course.
  9. Please remember your username and password.

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