Women's Defence

women's self-defence

The contemporary, active and outgoing women of today face a myriad of risks in their urban, fast-paced environment. Women are often identified as 'soft' targets for random attacks and are considered to face a higher risk for sexual assault.

Personal Defence Solutions (PDS) believe that personal safety is a matter of self-responsibility. We provide people the opportunity to acquire skills and empowerment to capably maintain their safety. Assaults are usually unforeseen and unprepared for. Women should not have to feel vulnerable, weak, and unable to defend themselves but instead, confident and quick-acting if the need for self-protection arises. Gender is a minimal factor in self-preservation skills.  Fear and intimidation in the face of danger is.  

Alarming trends have been noted in recent Victorian police crime statistics*.

  1. 8.2% increase in total crime over the 2011/2012 period.
  2. 11.8% increase in 'crime against a person' in Victoria with 54,454 offences recorded. 
  3. 14.6% increase in homicide.
  4. 11.8% increase in rape. 
  5. 14% increase in assault.

In relation to women, the Victoria Police also reports,

Female victims of crime against the person increased by 21.0% in 2011/2012, a larger increase than male victims (8.0%). Female victims now comprise over half (50.5%) of all victims of crimes against the person. Of these female victims, 75.4% were victims of assault and 19.9% were victims of rape and sex (non-rape) offences.

Our program is designed to equip you with simple yet very effective steps in insuring that you do not become a victim of crime. 

How does the Instinctive Defence System differ from other self-defence programs?

Simple and effective. Women of all ages can and are most encouraged to get proactive in protecting themselves. 

We know you probably don't have the time or desire to learn very complicated martial arts skills and techniques to defend yourself. Instead, we provide you with: 

  • Full training and practice in the Instinctive Defence System, which incorporates management of verbal and physical threats. 
  • Practical knowledge.
  • Surprisingly efficient and versatile basic tools. 
  • An effective Action Plan: Managing attacks and danger, in an easy to remember and follow integrated system. 
  • Awareness and preventive measures.

Join us for our hands-on workshops and 'experience' situations of danger. Practice and learn more about your innate skills and tools. 

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* Statistics were sourced from,

Corporate Statistics, Business Services Department, Victoria Police, 2012, Crime Statistics 2011/2012, Victoria Police, viewed 10 September 2012,<>.





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.

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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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