MINDSET Self-Defence Workshops & Courses

Our self-defence workshops and courses stand out from other self-defense programs. Right from the beginning, you'll notice our instructors' exceptional passion and expertise. They hold certifications in their respective disciplines and prioritize creating a comfortable, enjoyable learning environment for all participants. These workshops and courses offer a hands-on, practical experience, enabling you to quickly grasp efficient and proven self-defence techniques.

Women's MINDSET Self-Defence Workshops 

Since 2009, Charlie, the chief instructor and owner, has conducted his Women's MINDSET workshops in various communities across New Zealand. In Australia, due to branding considerations, the program he teaches is now known as MINDSET. It's important to note that there is no difference between the syllabus in New Zealand and Australia; the change is merely in the name.

These women's self-defence workshops typically span one to two days and cover a comprehensive range of topics. They are designed to be engaging and informative, with a primary focus on hands-on learning. The techniques taught are easy to grasp, simple to apply, and easy to remember. However, it's worth mentioning that these workshops can quickly push participants out of their comfort zones and may pose both mental and physical challenges for some individuals.

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

These self-defence workshops for females are likely the top choice when it comes to practicality, comprehensiveness, and informative hands-on training. In other places, workshops that cover only a fraction of the content can cost hundreds of dollars per person.

Corporate MINDSET Self-Defence Workshops 

Our workshops can be customized to meet the specific needs of your business. The starter workshop has a minimum duration of two hours, but we've also had courses that span a couple of hours each week over an eight-week period. We can tailor the workshops to accommodate your schedule and requirements. Whether you prefer to host the workshops at your business location or at a gym/hall of our choice, we can make it work for you. These workshops are particularly beneficial for boosting team morale, as well as for addressing Health and Safety or Workplace Wellness programs. They are also essential life skills, especially for professionals in hospitality, taxi/chauffeuring, civilian security, bouncing, nursing, real estate, aviation, sales, nannying, or au pairs.

Civilian Security Staff/Bouncers/Door Staff Workshops

We offer a comprehensive in-house training program designed for civilian security personnel, which includes instruction on customer interaction, physical restraint techniques, personal self-defence, and weapons defence. We have successfully delivered training to security organizations in New Zealand, including Sovereign Security Solutions, Corporate Security Group, and Red Badge Security.

One-On-One/Private Workshops 

These customized workshops cater to individuals seeking private training, making them ideal for those in the fields of Acting/TV/Movie, business, law enforcement, military, those planning to relocate internationally, or anyone who values self-paced learning. It's important to note that these workshops can be both physically and mentally demanding, pushing participants beyond their comfort zones. One-on-One/Private workshops are available for individuals aged 16 and above.

Are you a non-profit or volunteer organisation? 

MINDSET Self-Defence & Close-Quarters Combat also provides complimentary training to groups or organizations similar to yours. For additional information, please get in touch with us, and note that certain terms and conditions may be applicable.

Please note: We'd love to provide instruction to as many people as possible, but regrettably, our capacity for offering free classes each year is constrained by the overwhelming demand. Therefore, we kindly request that you reach out to us well in advance to secure a booking for your business or organization.

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 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 website 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.