Even today some of the self defence techniques used in the late 1940's are taught, Why?
Because they're simple, effective & have been tried & tested for decades.

What's New...17th June 2018

The new Women's Street Smart and the new Men's Street Smart class are now running every Thursday evening at Mary Thomas Centre, Takapuna.

July 14th we have a Women's Street Smart Combat Striking & Kicking workshop.  This popular workshop for females covers a multitude of ways of using your hands, elbows, knees and feet to strike and kick at an attacker. For more details & to register click on Register for Workshops.

"...a massive shout out to Charlie Riley from Safe Self Defence & Close Quarters Combat for all the amazing work they do. Charlie, you are a champion among champions. Thank you. Ladies, if you loved #reebokunleashed or if you missed out, please check out Charlie and find a course near you." 
Zoe Bell - Hollywood Stunt Woman, Actress & Producer

Self Defence & Close Quarters Combat Workshops, Courses, Classes & Seminars throughout New Zealand.

The self defence workshops and courses we run are nothing like your typical self defence course, from the very start you'll realise our instructors are extremely passionate and knowledgeable, they are also certified in their disciplines and make sure all the attendees feel comfortable, enjoy themselves and get the most they can out of it. The workshops/courses are a practical, hands-on experience where you learn fast, effective and easy to remember self defence techniques. These techniques are so incredibly simple that you'll have the ability to use them straight away.    

Rape, criminal attacks, domestic violence and bullying are on the increase throughout New Zealand and with a little bit of knowledge plus the practical application of techniques coached at S.A.F.E, participants will be able to feel more confident and safer at home, on the street, in college and at their place of work.

What sort of thing do you expect to learn, and why do I need to come to one of your workshops or courses ?

The self defence modules teaches you how to protect yourself should you find yourself being attacked or assaulted, they also teach you to become more aware of your surroundings and what sort of situations to avoid, what we mainly teach, is to prepare yourself for the worse case scenario situations. The instructors show participants a combination of dirty street fighting, close quarters combat, kickboxing, kung fu and de-escalation skills, in addition; workshops can also cover static and dynamic knife attacks plus ways to use everyday items such as sweeping brushes, keys, belts, shoes and credit cards as weapons.

The web site is consistently being worked on, as is the syllabus we teach, so make a point of coming back again or better yet get yourself booked on one of the S.A.F.E Self Defence Workshops, Courses or Seminars.

Monday Classes

Private & Group

Tuesday Classes

Men's Street Smart
6.30 - 8.00pm
164 Maraetai Dr, Maraetai,

Wednesday Classes

Women's Street Smart
6.00 - 7.30pm
Combat Striking 
7.30 - 9.00pm
89 Grafton Road, Basement Level
(accessed via Moehau Rd)

Thursday Classes

Women's Street Smart
6.30 - 8.00pm
Men's Street Smart
8.00 - 9.30pm
Mary Thomas Centre,
3 Gibbons Road, Takapuna

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