Corporate Self Defense Workshops

corporate self defence workshops south africa



self defence course for companies south africa

Elite Defence Academy International is South Africa's largest and most well established personal safety and self defense training organization.

What sets us apart?

For starters, our corporate self defence workshops aren't just practical and informative - they're also engaging, memorable, and fun!

Anyone can participate, regardless of age or physical condition - and we offer both onsite as well as online workshops according to your needs.

We've been training and teaching smart self defense and practical personal safety to corporate groups for 15 years. Our clients range from startups and small businesses, to service organizations and community groups, to media giants, banks, and blue chip multinational corporations.

We're uniquely equipped to provide expert, relevant self defence training that ranges from once-off workshops and seminars to teambuilding events and ongoing self defense courses.

Here are just some of our clients:


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We offer standard workshop options, in addition to specialized workshops and other courses which can be tailored to suit your company's requirements.



 self defence course for companies south africa


Duration: 1 Hour

Suited to: Participants of all ages and physical abilities


self defence course for companies


We charge a set fee of R8,470 for this workshop, up to 40 participants.

For groups larger than 40 participants in a single workshop, please contact us for a quotation.



Our standard 1-Hour Corporate Self Defense Workshop includes the following:

  • Practical crime awareness and avoidance techniques
  • Using psychology and mindset to avoid becoming a victim of crime
  • Vital targets and self defense striking techniques
  • Defenses and escapes against grabs, holds, or chokes





self defence course for companies south africa


Duration: 2 Hours

Suited to: Participants of all ages and physical abilities


self defence course for companies


We charge a set fee of R12,470 for this workshop, up to 40 participants.

For groups larger than 40 participants in a single workshop, please contact us for a quotation.


Our standard 2-Hour Corporate Self Defense Workshop includes the following:

  • Practical crime awareness and avoidance techniques
  • Using psychology and mindset to avoid becoming a victim of crime
  • How to eliminate fear and boost self-confidence
  • Self-empowerment and creating circles of social safety
  • Vital targets and self defence striking techniques
  • Defenses and escapes against grabs, holds, or chokes
  • Simple defenses against attempted sexual assault or assault on the ground
  • How to safely use common self-defence tools like pepper spray or a taser, as well as using everyday objects for practical self defense
  • How to deal intelligently and safely with an armed threat like a holdup





free self defense video

Every participant at our Essential Self Defense workshops receives a free refresher video which they can download and keep.

The video helps participants to easily recall what they have learned, adding enormous value to your workshop.



If you'd like to add even more value to your company's workshop, consider these optional extras:



krav maga certificate

At an additional R25 per person, you can issue each participant with an official Elite Defence Academy International certificate of completion.

A certificate presentation adds a great deal of prestige to a workshop or course (or a staff awards event at a later stage), and enables your company to present participants with a tangible symbol of recognition for attendance.



key ring self defense

 The keyring tool is a simple, versatile personal protection measure that can be carried anywhere and used in a number of powerful and surprising ways, and participants are shown how to utilize it.

Self Defense Keyring Tool: R49 each





pepper spray for self defence

These self-defence items are a fantastic optional add-on to a workshop or course.

If you order either of these self defense tools for your participants, we also include a section in the workshop which shows them how to use these items safely and effectively.

Stun Gun (Pocket Carry): R380 each
Pepper Spray (Easy Access): R160 each.

*Please note: Item appearance or specification may vary slightly depending on current availability 




We also present topic-specific workshops that inform and empower attendees to navigate life more safely in an increasingly uncertain world. These include:


anti hijack course south africa


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Car hijacking in South Africa is a daily occurrence, often ending in needless injury and harm to innocent people.

In this workshop, attendees learn key safety skills - hijacking avoidance techniques, safe compliance protocols, and essential techniques to assist in preventing vehicle violence and personal harm.


Duration: 1 Hour


anti hijacking course south africa


Our standard 1-Hour Corporate Anti-Hijacking Workshop includes the following:

  • Common practices and techniques used by vehicle hijackers
  • How to reduce the likelihood of becoming a target of carjackers
  • Safe compliance and escape techniques in event of a hijacking
  • Body language, psychology, and de-escalation techniques
  • Dealing with in-vehicle violence or a potential abduction scenario




anti kidnapping course south africa


anti abduction course south africa 


With the rise in prevalence of global human trafficking, this workshop is a must-do for anyone concerned with their safety and the safety of their loved ones.

Participants learn about the motives and methods of human traffickers; how to avoid becoming a target, how to identify potentially unsafe people or situations, and how to fight back effectively and escape to safety in a crisis. 

Duration: 1 Hour


anti abduction course south africa


Our standard 1-Hour Corporate Anti-Abduction Workshop includes the following:

  • Common practices and techniques used by human traffickers and other predators
  • Understanding criminal methods and avoiding being targeted
  • Creating circles of safety and everyday protection networks
  • Dealing with stalking or cyber-stalking
  • Practical physical self defense techniques

 crisis management course for companies south africa


crisis management training johannesburg

Understanding how to deal with public and personal crisis situations in South Africa is a vital survival skill. 

In a society where violence or hazardous situations are a daily reality, it makes sense to equip yourself and your team with the knowledge, frameworks, and skills necessary to more safely navigate crisis situations.

In these workshops, participants learn key methods and techniques for dealing safely with a wide range of potentially hazardous situations. These workshops include training in how to better manage personal and group safety if caught in incidents like:

  • A retail robbery, cash-in-transit heist, or taxi violence / public violence scenario
  • An active shooter or bomb threat situation
  • A natural disaster like a building fire or flood, or road or building collapse
  • A civil unrest or riot situation
  • Dealing with an unstable or aggressive individual in a public or retail setting 

In these crisis management training workshops, participants learn critical awareness and avoidance skills, fear control and mental clarity techniques, step-by-step decision making protocols, leadership and group psychology, and best practices to ensure their safety and the safety of those around them. 




    We also offer tailor-made teambuilding events that are perfectly suited to corporate year-end functions, teambuilding days, promotional events, motivational speaking events, and conference add-ons.

    Our utterly unique teambuilding days are designed to entertain, thrill, inspire, and build incredible rapport and loyalty within your team.


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    We really don't do the same old boring stuff everyone's seen before.

    Stunning martial arts choreography? Adrenaline-fueled stunt flying with one of the world's most skilled pilots? An inner journey through the ancient art of Tai Chi? Hunting down a well-trained secret agent?

    That's the kind of teambuilding adventure we specialize in.


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    We understand that meaningful change begins with the mind, and so our workshop training is a blend of inspirational interaction and impactful life lessons on safety and personal empowerment that will leave your attendees inspired and motivated.

    We tailor our presentation to resonate with every audience, whether comprised of factory floor workers or highly qualified company executives.



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    The lessons and anecdotes that we incorporate into our corporate self defense workshop sessions are designed to have a positive influence far beyond the immediate teaching on personal safety and empowerment. These principles also translate into life lessons that have a profoundly positive effect on every attendee’s self-confidence, practical ability, and habits.

    Some of the results of this approach include:

    • Positive conflict resolution techniques that can be applied in the workplace
    • The ability to remain calm in a crisis situation – whether social, business, or crime-related
    • The ability to reduce stress and deal with fear more effectively
    • An enhanced sense of focus and purpose

    We use humor, questions, and genuine interaction with our audience to achieve this, and many people who have experienced this approach have remarked on just how personal and meaningful a workshop like this can be.

    For many people, actively learning genuine self confidence and personal safety is something they’ve never been exposed to. Our goal is to make our workshops as enjoyable – and yet as practical – as possible, by providing a host of skills that are quickly and easily mastered. 



    Feedback from just some of our clients:



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    “I booked your workshop for my women’s empowerment movement, End Girl hate, and to say that I am impressed would be an understatement.

    The way that you were able to inspire our group and empower and equip the girls and women there, was eye-opening. My ladies haven’t stopped raving about how easy and powerful the techniques are, and about how their lives have changed as a result.

    What you are doing makes an enormous difference and is exactly what our society needs in order to practically empower women of all ages. 

    You are professionals, and truly amazing people to work with! I’ve already booked you for my next two events in Pretoria.”


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    “All I can say is WOW. You guys are AMAZING!!

    On behalf of all the women at Nike South Africa, we would like to say THANK YOU for such an empowering workshop.

    It wasn't just a self defense course. It opened our eyes to so much, and the fact that every woman is powerful with the right tools and skills. It was practical and uplifting and exactly in line with what Nike stands for.

    The ladies loved every moment, and I can tell you that it made a huge impact. I would recommend you to anybody out there!”


    company self defence course

    “From start to finish, the three workshops that we booked with you were world-class. This is something that has had a tangibly positive impact on our staff, and I must say that I enjoyed it thoroughly myself.

    It's obvious that you teach with a great deal of expertise, and I have no hesitation in saying that your group is far ahead of the competition in your field.

    I also really appreciated the human element, and the way you took time to connect with everyone. It felt personal and very empowering. We have a very comprehensive staff wellness program and this is a very important part of it.

    We will most definitely be booking you for our next round of events.”


    company self defence course

    “When we hosted the largest insurance conference in sub-Saharan Africa, and needed something different and captivating as a value-add, your team rose to the challenge. It was amazing to see how people emerged from your workshops, literally ‘bouncing off the walls’.

    We work with some of the best presenters and event personalities in South Africa, and you exceeded our expectations. Everybody who was there could not stop talking about it. One thing you do very well is communicate personally with the audience, and I believe everybody gained really valuable skills that promote self confidence and safety.

    I would recommend you to to any company out there. You are at the top of your game.”


    ladies self defence course for companies

    “What an amazing and empowering series of workshops. Our ladies (and men) haven’t stopped talking about it.

    I would like to thank you for the professional and highly entertaining presentations, and for the life-saving skills you imparted to so many people at SAPPI.

    Your approach shows that you care about every person who attends your courses and we have received extremely positive feedback from everyone who attended.

    We will most definitely be using your services again, and I would recommend your self defence workshops to every company.”





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    book a self defence course 


    For enquiries, or to secure a booking, please contact us:

    company self defence course booking

    Please Note: As we are frequently engaged in facilitating workshops, we are not able to take calls at certain times. Should this be the case, please feel free to reach out to us via text / WhatsApp / mail to schedule a call if necessary.


    Please note that the following terms apply:

    1) Upon confirmation of the client’s requirements and acceptance of the quotation provided, the amount payable is invoiced to the client and the full amount becomes payable to secure the booking.
    No bookings will be confirmed, or workshops conducted, until full payment has been received.

    2) Should a workshop be postponed or cancelled by a client, please note that we do not issue refunds. However, we are happy to reschedule a workshop should this occur.

    3) Elite Defence Academy International charges a travel fee R3.00 per kilometre to travel to venues exceeding a distance of 100km from Johannesburg or Cape Town.

    4) Should the workshop be more than 3 hours’ travel distance from Johannesburg or Cape Town, overnight accommodation may be required for our instructor/s for the night of the workshop. (Only in certain circumstances, and we would confirm this in advance upon receiving booking query).

    5) Should the travel distance exceed 6 hours of travel from Johannesburg, our instructor/s will require a return flight from O.R. Tambo International airport or Cape Town International airport, dependent upon proximity and instructor/s available.

    6) In the event of a flight being booked, the instructor/s require transport from the airport to the workshop venue and from the workshop venue to the airport.

    7) In the event of a flight being cancelled, and no alternative flight being available, then the client is liable for any accommodation costs incurred, and is required to reimburse Elite Defence Academy no later than 7 days after said flight.

    8) Although our workshops are facilitated extremely safely and professionally, any liability for injury or loss of any description incurred by any participants, is assumed by the client / corporate group upon booking of a workshop.