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MINDSET Teens CQC & Self-Defence Classes

Teens CQC/Self-Defence Classes

Our teens CQC & self-defence classes teaches your teens close quarters combat, Chinese boxing plus some dirty street fighting, They'll also learn de-escalation, awareness and avoidance skills with scenario drills playing a very big part of the teaching syllabus. The teens will also become more confident, physically fit and feel a lot safer on the streets, in school and college.

Classes are for those aged 12 to 16
Gym: 97 Regency Rd, Croydon Park
Time: 5.00pm - 6.30pm
Family fee available, Registration required

MINDSET Adults CQC & Self-Defence Classes

Adults CQC/Self-Defence Classes

Our adults classes deal with the worst-case scenarios, learning how to deal with physical confrontation, ego based attacks, become situationally aware, and learn de-escalation, awareness and avoidance skills with scenario drills playing a very big part of the teaching syllabus.
We also cover multiple attackers and weapon defence.

Classes are for those aged 16 and above
Gym: 97 Regency Rd, Croydon Park
Time: 6.30pm - 8.00pm
Family fee available, Registration required

MINDSET Females CQC & Self-Defence Classes

Females CQC/Self-Defence Classes

Our women's only classes are for those age 13 and above. The classes are fun, informative but most of all it's hands on, dealing with the most common attacks on women, we cover everything from de-escalation, awareness and avoidance skills right through to rape defence, multiple attackers and weapon defence. Along with that you'll be working on the bags, pads and air shields, learning how to strike, where to strike and how to hit and kick hard.

Classes are for those aged 13 and above
Gym: 97 Regency Rd, Croydon Park 
Time: 6.30pm - 8.00pm
Family fee available, Registration required

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 prioritise 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 numerous 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 customised 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 organisations 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.

The following are just some of the many non-profit, corporates and educational establishments where our 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 | Centre 401 Hamilton Trust | Corporate Academy Group | Christchurch Residential Care | Community Living Ltd | CompeteNZ | Corporate Security Group | Dinosaur Polo Club | DLA Piper | Emerge Aotearoa | Epsom Girls Grammar | 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 Grammar 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 | Rainbow Youth Auckland | Rainbow Youth Hamilton | Rainbow Youth New Plymouth | Rainbow Youth Bay of Plenty | Rangiora High School | Red Badge Security | Red Beach LDS | Reebok Sparkpr | Rosehill College | Scouts Association of New Zealand | Smashing Promotions | Smile Care | Southern Cross Hospital Hamilton | Sovereign 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 | Waikato Diocesan School for Girls | Windsor Park Baptist Church | Women in Engineering University of Auckland | Womens Centre Waitakere | YMCA Auckland | YWCA Hamilton | Young Mariners & Youthline to mention a few.

Are you a non-profit or volunteer organisation?

MINDSET Self-Defence & Close-Quarters Combat also provides complimentary training to groups or organisations similar to yours. For additional information, get in touch with us, depending on the organisation some 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 organisation. 

So what sort of things can you learn at one of our workshops or courses ?
* Learn Awareness, Avoidance and De-Escalation techniques
* Learn the vital parts of the body & where/how to strike
* Learn how to use elbows & knees as weapons
* 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 deal with multiple attackers
* Learn ground fighting skills
* Learn rape defence
* Learn how to use household objects as weapons of 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 measure. 

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.