What's New - 18th Feb 2019

Our specialised Women's Street Smart rape defence and knife defence workshops coming up mid-year, now open for registration - limited spaces for these two workshops so register early.

We now have two new trainee instructors for the Auckland regions: Amber Schnauer & Ragd Alisawi. Welcome to the Team

"...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 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 and 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 along with the practical application of techniques coached at S.A.F.E Self Defence, 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 self defence and combatative 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, gun hold-ups, weapon work (twin and single sticks, knife, nunchaku) 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

Corporates & Non-Profits

Tuesday Classes

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

Wednesday Classes

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

Thursday Classes

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

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'streetwise' doesn't make you 'street-smart', being 'street-smart' comes from real life experience. It simply means one has learnt how to take what has happened to them, what they have learnt or studied, whether good or bad, contemplate it, and learn how to improve from it. street-smart is an alternative form of ‘streetwise’. This word has a concise definition of having the knowledge and experience required to deal with the dangers and potential difficulties in life in an urban setting.