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InDefence

InDefence focuses on preventing violence in the work place and everyday life through the research, development, and delivery of cutting-edge personal safety and defense tactics.

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Paul C. Australia

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I started training with InDefence in August 2008 because of a neighbor who was probably suffering from a mental illness and/or alcohol problem. He had a history of violence with 2 other residents, both of whom were too scared to go to the police.

He was making my life hell. Things had deteriorated over a period of about 18 months. He started with weird accusations, progressed to verbal abuse and finally was really getting in my face with awful threats of violence. His behavior was erratic and very aggressive. My family and friends told me to just rise above it, but he became more aggressive and deranged as time went by.

I tried to avoid him. I was sneaking up and down the stairwell and holding my breath each time I passed his door. Still, he regularly cornered me on the stairs. It was the first time in my life that I had to deal with a genuine ongoing violent threat – and I was scared.

I went to the police, who were sympathetic, but wouldn’t do anything because I hadn’t suffered any actual physical injuries. Insufficient evidence they said. I felt really let down.

I started boxing, which helped, but I continued to have doubts – what if he caught me in a tight space? What if he grabs me around the throat? What if he has a knife?

So I jumped onto google. There I stumbled across Krav Maga. It appealed to me because it was realistic and fast to learn – no mystical techniques that would take years to master.

I vividly remember my first class. I rocked up to Runaway Bay wearing my board shorts and a tee shirt and told Anna and Ash why I was there.

Ash teamed me up with a senior student. I was nervous, but anxious to get started. By the end of the first class I was blocking punches and knife stabs with my bare hands. I was amazed.

I then arranged some private lessons with Ash, during which the constant fear, frustration and anger I had been living with came to the surface. We practiced defences to attacks I could face in a confined space by training in a public toilet block. Additionally, Ash spoke about verbally dealing with my neighbour. At last I was getting the help I needed!

After about 12 classes (six weeks training) I felt I was reasonably well equipped to deal with a variety of attacks. However, being a non aggressive person, I was concerned as to whether I would use my new skills and whether I could overcome my fear.

But through various drills, the Instructors taught me how to deal with my fear, how to turn the fear into aggression if I needed it, and how to switch my aggression on and off. I can still hear Anna’s voice yelling encouragement to me during those early drills.

One day my bully neighbor was again screaming that he and his son were going to punch my lights out. I had had enough and this time I was ready.

Oh was I ready!

I told him to stop talking about it and just do it. He was visibly shocked and backed off, but continued to abuse me and give me his ‘death stare’ once in a while. Each time I was ready for him. He now leaves me alone completely – happy days!

I can not recommend InDefence highly enough.

Great Instructors. Great people to train with.

Nikki Bell Australia

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InDefence were very professional and friendly to deal with right from my initial enquiry. All of the attendees on the training day were women and found the training environment very friendly, and relaxed, I can put this down to the fact that Ash is an excellent instructor. The training session was very well structured with an equal emphasis on body and mind, delivering tools for defending ourselves against both verbal or physical attacks. Ash trained our members with passion and focused heavily on the right attitude towards conflict resolution.

These skill will be very valuable not just for my members in a work environment but for life in general. All of the members loved the training session and have expressed interest to attend regular classes!

I would highly recommend InDefence for anyone who is serious about their well-being.

Thanks Anna & Ash.

Brendan J Australia

InDefence Official Webiste

Thank Ash and Anna for such a great weekend. It was brilliant from a start to finish.

I walked in on day 1 with the firm belief I had no clue how to throw a strike or deal with an aggressor, what I ended up taking away with me and accomplishing blew me away. I can all ready feel a change in my mindset which is a big deal for me and am excited about continuing to push myself out of my comfort zone in my Krav training and every other aspect of my life.

Ben S Australia

InDefence Official Webiste

I first heard about Krav Maga whilst drinking at a bar in Jerusalem, Israel of all places, with some Israeli friends. One of my friends asked me “have you got any hobbies back in Australia?”. I told him I had started doing martial arts training in Kung Fu for about 10 months now. My Israeli friend, a former Israeli defense force soldier said had I heard of Krav Maga? I simply said no, and he smiled and showed me a video on Youtube. I remember going wow, this looks incredible and was instantly hooked ! As soon as I got home, I found the InDefence website, signed up and came down.

Simon Australia

InDefence Official Webiste

I’ve have had the pleasure of training under Ash for 3 years and have nothing but praise for his ability to start people on their Krav journey. Backed by a military background and decades working in the security industry , his expert ability and knowledge within Krav Maga is exceptional and only surpassed by his passion and dedication for passing it on to others.

While the intensity of his advanced classes will challenge even the most seasoned martial artists, Ash also takes great care in providing a good induction of new students and makes sure that everyone feels welcomed and given a chance to find their feet especially if they haven’t done krav before. To have the opportunity to learn Krav from such a capacity right on The Coast is a privilege.

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