Women’s 8 Week Self Defence Course 

Each year the Club offers a number of 8 week self-defence courses. The course gives special attention to situations that women may encounter to better equip them for the best chance of a successful outcome. The course provides simple, practical advice and techniques aimed at giving participants improved awareness and ability to avoid risk, recognise potentially threatening situations and actively defend themselves if necessary.

Equally importantly, the program helps to build confidence and increase the individuals’ sense of personal control when going about their daily lives. The Founder of the Ballarat Karate Club and Karate Masters Rank holder Barry Govan said that “everyone can learn something valuable from this course, regardless of age, gender, physical condition or previous experience”.

Importantly for those who on completion decide that they would like to learn more, the opportunity is there to continue on to more advanced self-defence learning and practice. A certificate course takes up seamlessly where the 8 week course finishes. The certificate course is in two parts, Unarmed Combat Part A and Unarmed Combat Part B, each taking about a year to complete, and each carrying the award of certificates on successful completion. See the unarmed combat section for the syllabus.

Each class runs for 60 minutes. at the Clubs own centrally located rooms located at 9-11 Moyle Street (near White’s Flat), Ballarat. For ages 18+, just wear loose clothing. The area is well lit with plenty of parking.

For further information please call either:

Master Barry Govan on 0418 991 151

Sempai John McMahon on 0419 137 584