Women's Self Defence class

The Real Value of Women’s Self Defence

It’s very easy for businesses, instructors and self-defence experts to sell women’s self-defence (WSD) courses through fear-mongering. Flashes of video clips showing people (not just women) getting attacked and then cutting away to the experts showing some elaborate technique that is impressive, but with an undercurrent tone of “this-is-so-simple-you-should-have-done-this…”, ultimately leaving you with the feeling of “I can’t do that”. 

In full disclosure, we do run self-defence courses and weekly classes exclusively catered for women and would love nothing more than to see more women sign up and train with us. In fact, we have a course that just started on Sunday, 27th March! 

The techniques that we teach on the course and in our classes are essential fundamentals. These are techniques that have been proven effective in pressured situations, time and time again for different people from all walks of life, with different movement mechanics. It is essential to understand that techniques are skills and mastery of skills takes time. Undertaking a Self-defence course is a great start to lay the foundation.

Women who join us on their self-defence journey start due to a variety of reasons. Some have experienced situations where they felt unsafe or were hurt. Some know of others close to them who have been in gnarly situations and want to take that proactive step. Others are wanting to get fit, connect with other women or spend time with daughters, sisters and friends. 

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"I started because I needed something new to do with myself. I wanted to make some changes and even build my confidence. I have always been curious about martial arts, boxing, and sort of defence training but never had the courage to do it."
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"I started with the course. A friend of mine convinced me to try it as I wasn't enjoying the krav maga classes I was doing..it was a mixed class where I was only "beaten up" with no realistic scenarios."
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"I’ve been doing self-defence classes. I started as I wanted to learn techniques to keep myself and my son safe if needed. I have been in unsafe situations before and want to boost my confidence with skills."
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"I always wanted to learn self defence after a couple of events happened to me in the past."
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“I learned that. I am capable of doing anything I put my mind to! I’ve always had a lot of self-doubt…always told myself I couldn’t do things…but [WSD] has helped me start my fitness journey.”
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“WSD is something I have wanted to do my whole life but told myself that I couldn’t and that I wasn’t capable. I am way stronger than I give myself credit for! [WSD] was my stepping stone into who I have become today…I don’t hate who I am anymore. This course was the beginning of a new me!”
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“After the course, I joined the regular class and Hapkido too due to how much fun I was having and the spike in confidence I gained!!”
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“Joining RDA’s WSD somehow "saved" me..coming from a down period due to health issues, I became a better version of myself, got more confident, overcome some fears, got stronger and got my muscle (and shape !! )back.”
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“I learnt that I have no limits, only the mind imposes them...if I work hard, consistent with the right mindset I can always improve the "better version of myself". I have learnt that you can always change or improve (everything..health, body, mind, life in general) as long as you don't give up when things get tough, just face and fight them.”
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“I have less fear now, it’s difficult to explain, but I feel like I can hold my head high. I don’t have that crippling worry that I used to have all the time.”
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“ After trying WSD, I felt it was the right thing for me: easy to learn, more realistic and I felt safe.”
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“What I loved at the time, and still love now, is that I really feel part of a community with no judgment.”
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Some participants gained self-confidence and some of this manifested through furthering their fitness and martial arts journey. For others, completing RDA’s Women’s Self Defence course was an important step in personal growth and self-confidence.

Our ultimate goal at the end of the course is for participants to walk away EMPOWERED. For our participants to have a couple of techniques that they are confident to execute should the need arise. All our coaches understand the sensitive nature of why women undertake self-defence training. This awareness ensures that we practice inclusivity in all our classes at RDA.

For us here at RDA, the real value of WSD is the increased confidence, personal growth and safety of all our participants past and present. 

Weekly WSD Class:
Saturday 9-10 am
Prerequisite: none- beginners welcome

Contact us at [email protected] to be kept in the loop on the next WSD course.