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Free Self Defence Course

October 27, 2012 – 8:29 pm2 Comments

We thought some our Melbourne readers might be interested in this opportunity:

In response to the shocking rape and murder of Jill Meagher, IDF Training in Caulfield ran a free anti-abduction workshop for women to learn how to prevent, avoid and escape abduction. The workshop was attended by five times the average number of class participants.

Due to the high interest, an intensive, two-part anti-abduction course will be running at IDF Training in November to raise awareness in the lead-up to White Ribbon Day (Australia’s campaign to stop violence against women) on 25th November 2012.

Simple and effective techniques will be taught to educate participants of the most successful ways to prevent, avoid and escape abduction. The course has been designed specifically for women to empower them through training in environmental awareness and threat recognition skills backed up with training in a range of non-physical options and the more typical combative skills taught in self-defence courses.

Non-physical and preventative training is the most important knowledge to teach and is suited to any person, any age and anywhere. Some examples of the applied concepts include how to walk on the street safely, common things to avoid while in public, using your mobile phone in public, a safer approach to parking your car, improvised weapons and how to know when or if to submit in cases of armed robbery and abduction.

It will be run by Krav Maga Instructor and Security Guard Jordan Weizman who says that “a complete approach to self protection doesn’t just involve training for the fight it also develops environmental awareness and threat detection skills to identify and deal with problems before they become physical. These are the little known life saving tools that participants will learn about in this course.”

The course will run on Sunday 11th November and 25th November from 8-9.30pm at 105 Hawthorn Rd Caulfield and will be completely free of charge. It is open to all participants. The course will also raise awareness of the problem of violence against women and donations to the White Ribbon campaign will be collected at IDF Training throughout the month of November.

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  • letters in the age says:


    There are also going to be more Reclaim the Night events in lieu of Jill’s death

    Well done to the Sydney Rd Brunswick event

    Stay happy and safe!!


  • Clarification: While the anti-abduction workshop last month was exclusively for women, the free anti-abduction course this month is open to everyone, i.e. both women and men.

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