About Us

Instinctive Defence workshops are run by Practical Defence Solutions based in Melbourne, Australia. PDS is founded my martial arts experts who have recognised the need for simple and effective self preservation strategies for ordinary people. Self defence workshops have traditionally relied on short intensive seminars to teach people skills that take martial artists years to perfect. In contrast, our defence system takes all of the mystery and complexity out of self defence and provides people with a formula that is straight forward and direct to ensure maximum benefit to everyone.

Our dedicated team is passionate and professional. When you participate in our workshops, you can be assured we are industry professionals and you are receiving the very best. We look forward to being of service to you. Contact us to find out more. 



Self defence should be second nature to us. Our approach differs from conventional systems as it requires no complicated skills. We will connect you to your innate self defence abilities.



You want to make sure you are equipped with effective knowledge and the confidence to protect your most valuable possession - your life. Let us show you how.


Easy to Learn

No complicated martial arts techniques that take years to master. One seminar is all you need to recover your self defence skills.


Tools for Life

We believe effective self defence is at least as necessary as first-aid training. Your life is worth protecting - learn a skill for life.

About PDS

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PDS is dedicated to enhancing personal safety and individual self protection through an easy to learn, instinctive, principal based approach that is relevant for people of all types.

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