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Personal Safety Course (AKA Self-Defence)

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Learn simple & effective skills for safety through a feminist empowerment lens.

Join us for this special PERSONAL SAFETY EDUCATION/SELF-DEFENCE course designed specifically for wāhine/women of Aotearoa New Zealand. This course has been developed by Kia Haumaru, an organisation with over twenty years of experience bringing the self-defence kaupapa to Aotearoa.

Self-defence is about disrupting violence to give yourself a chance to get away. How to disrupt violence is different for different people, depending on how you are perceived by society. 

Learn simple and effective skills for increasing personal and collective safety in various situations. Learn about your rights, setting boundaries, and disabling a larger, stronger attacker. In addition, this course will cover:

  • Basic physical techniques: kicks, punches, other strikes and blocks
  • Some evasive techniques
  • Interactive kōrero about relationship safety

This course is restricted to women and non-binary people only. We make it our top priority to create a safe, inclusive space for whakawhanaungatanga (connecting) and akoranga (learning). If you are unsure about this, please contact us for a kōrero.

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