The MINDSET Self-Defence Workshops & Courses

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.

Women's MINDSET (formerly Street Smart) Workshops 

Every year MINDSET Self-Defence & Close Quarters Combat (formerly S.A.F.E Self-Defence & Close Quarters Combat) run their Women's MINDSET workshops for communities throughout New Zealand. These workshops can span over a one or two day period and covers a large, comprehensive syllabus. The workshops are fun, and informative but most of all they're hands on working with techniques that are easy to learn, easy to apply and easy to remember. The workshops do take people out of their comfort zone very quickly, and can be both mentally and physically demanding for some people.

"All you need is a positive attitude and a willingness to learn"

The Women's MINDSET workshops are the best, practical, comprehensive and informative hands-on self-defence workshops for females in New Zealand & Australia. Workshops offering only a small amount of what's taught can cost hundreds of dollars per person elsewhere. 

Corporate Street Smart Workshops 

The workshops are designed to suit your businesses needs, the starter workshop runs for two hours minimum and we've had courses run for a couple of hours each week over an eight week period. We can tailor suit the workshops depending on your time frame and requirements. The workshops can be run from your business place or from a selected gym/hall of our choice. These types of workshops are excellent for building up team moral or as a team building, Health and Safety or Workplace Wellness programme, it's also a vital life skill especially for those who have staff in hospitality, taxi/chauffeuring, civillian security, bouncing, nursing, reality, aviation, sales, nannying or aupairs. 

The following are just some of the non-profit, corporates and educational establishments where the MINDSET Self-Defence syllabus has been taught:

2 Degrees | ACC Hamilton | Albany Senior High School | Ashton Warner Nanny Academy | ATWC Family Start Auckland | Auckland Netball | Auckland University of Technology | Balance Agi-Nutrients | Becca Carter Tauranga | New Zealand Blind Foundation | Brave NZ | Corporate Academy Group | Christchurch Residential Care | Community Living Ltd | CompeteNZ | Corporate Security Group | Dinasaur Polo Club | DLA Piper | Emerge Aotearoa | Epsom Girls Grammer | Family Action | Family Start Manukau | Flying Solo | New Zealand Girl Guides Association | Gore & Clutha Women's Refuge | Green Bay High School | Hillcrest Medical Centre | Hilton Hotel Auckland | Hospice West Auckland | Kaplan International | KiwiOra Community Trust | KPMG | Kristin School | Life101 | Lifeskills | Lorna Jane | Lululemon Athletica | Mangere Budgeting Services | Massey Community Hub | Massey University | Miss Waikato | Swanson School | Mount Albert Grammer School | Murrays Bay Residential Association | New Zealand Rugby League | Next Generation Gym | Northcote College | NZMA Auckland | NZMA Hamilton | Philips Search & Rescue Hamilton | Pulse Personal Training | Raindow Youth Auckland | Rainbow Youth Hamilton | Red Badge Security | Reebok Sparkpr | Rosehill College | Scouts Association of New Zealand | Smashing Promotions | Smile Care | Southern Cross Hospital Hamilton | Soveriegn Security | Sports Auckland | St Addia Youth Auckland | St Cuthberts College | Te Wananga O Aotearoa | Te Whare Marama O Mangere | The Arts Students Association of the University of Auckland | The Hits | The Maritime Room | The Palace Dance Studio | The Salvation Army | Tompkins Wake Hamilton | University of Auckland | Village Collective | VinPro | Vista Entertainment Solutions | Waikato University | Windsor Park Baptist Church | Women in Engineering University of Auckland | Womens Centre Waitakere | YMCA Auckland | YWCA Hamilton | Young Mariners & Youthline to mention a few.

Civilian Security Staff/Bouncers/Door Staff Workshops

We have a structured & certified in-house course for civillian based security staff, covering topics like handling customers, restraining, personal self-protection and defence against weapons. We've provided training to the following Security organisations:  Sovereign Security Solutions | Corporate Security Group | Red Badge Security

One-On-One/Private Workshops 

These workshops are designed to suit those who prefer to be trained in private, ideal for those who are in the Acting/TV/Movie industry, business people, police recruits, military recruits, people moving overseas or for those who just want to learn on their own. Again these workshops can be physically and mentally challenging, taking people right out of their comfort zones. One-on-One/Private workshops are for those aged 16 and above.

Are you a non-profit or volunteer organisation? 

MINDSET Self-Defence & Close Quarters Combat (formerly S.A.F.E Self Defence & Close Quarters Combat) also offer FREE training to groups or organisations like yours, for more details contact us, some conditions may apply. 

Please note: We would love to teach everyone but unfortunately we are limited on the amount of free classes we can run per year due to the sheer demand, so please make sure you contact us early to ensure your business or organisation gets booked in. 

So what sort of things can you learn at one of our workshops or courses ? 

* Learn the vital parts of the body & where/how to strike
* Learn how to defend yourself against slaps, punches, pushes & grabs 
* Learn to defend yourself against headlock's & wrist grabs 
* Learn how to defend against hair pulling & ponytail grabs
* Learn how to defend against bear hugs/clinches
* Learn how to defend against knife and broken bottle attacks 
* Learn how to defend yourself against chokeholds & headlocks 
* Learn how to use household objects as weapons of defence 
* Learn how to deal with multiple attackers 
* Learn ground fighting skills 
* Learn Awareness, Avoidance and De-Escalation techniques 
* Learn how to use elbows & knees as weapons 
* Learn team building skills 
* Learn how to use weapons effectively
* Learn Rape defence 
* Learn to defend yourself against many other types of attacks with confidence
* Plus lots lots more... 

We do not teach Krav Maga, we teach close quarters combat with dirty street fighting, Kung Fu, Chinese Boxing and weapon work thrown in for good meassure. 

Listed above are just some of the many topics/modules we cover. The MINDSET Self-Defence courses and workshops are a friendly, educational environment, where instructors know that some of the participants may have already been a victim or are a victim, they won't spend too much time talking, they'll utilise as much time as possible demonstrating and teaching because that's what you're there for. 

Street Self Defence and Martial Arts are two different things !! 

We don't teach you to go toe to toe with an attacker and trade punches or kicks. Real life unfortunately doesn't play by the same rules as it does if you were fighting in a ring. MINDSET teaches you how to stay safe, but most of all it teaches you how to protect yourself or a loved one should you find yourselves being attacked or physically assaulted. 

We're often asked why we never have photographs or movies on our web site or social media pages...the answer is simple; There are a lot of people who participate in our courses and workshops who have been victims, how are currently victims or feel they may become a victim, so the last thing we want to do is show photographs or video footage of them all over the internet.