Is learning Self Defence a Necessity?

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I recently came across a quote from an american Police officer and it went something like this, “The offender doesn’t fear the law or the justice system and so you must make them fear you.” Although I can’t recall the exact quote, the clear message of self empowerment through learning to protect yourself resonated with me. What I took from it, is that everyone needs to take responsibility for their own personal safety and the safety of their families. The fact is that our law enforcement officers aren’t generally on the scene until after the crime has taken place. Furthermore, the attacker knows this and generally isn’t thinking clearly or is under the influence and couldn’t care less anyway.

Does’t it make sense to equip yourself with the tools to possibly avert or deal with an assault situation if unfortunate enough to be faced with one?

We fit our homes with alarm systems and add security steel mesh doors and security mesh grills to our windows. Why? Because we want to take every precaution we can to prevent our home from being broken into. And rightly so. But isn’t burglary illegal? Of course, but it happens every day regardless.

Numerous physical and sexual assaults occur every day,  so why is it that the same precaution to protect ourselves is so often overlooked? Is it the old ‘It won’t happen to me!’ thought process?

Let’s have a look at the key findings from the ABS.

This release presents information from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) 2013-14 national Crime Victimisation Survey, which is the sixth in the annual series.

The survey collected data, via personal interview, about people’s experiences of crime victimisation for a selected range of personal and household crimes. The survey also collected data about whether persons experiencing crime reported these incidents to police, selected characteristics of persons experiencing crime, and selected characteristics of the most recent incident they experienced.

At the national level, the results showed that:

Personal crime:

In the 12 months prior to interview in 2013-14, of the 18.5 million persons aged 15 years and over in Australia:

    • 418,200 (2.3%) experienced at least one physical assault
    • 538,500 (2.9%) experienced at least one threatened assault, including face-to-face and non face-to-face threatened assaults
    • 65,600 (0.4%) experienced at least one robbery
    • Of the 17.6 million person aged 18 years and over, 48,300 (0.3%) experienced at least one sexual assault.

Australians were more likely to experience face-to-face threatened assault than any of the other selected personal crime types. Physical assault was the second most frequent personal crime type experienced in 2013-14.

These statistics exclude any assaults which occurred during organised sport or in sporting play or incidents of sexual assault or threatened sexual assault that involved physical assault.

is learning self defence a neccesity

Getting back to the quote and particularly the part that says “You must make the offender fear you!” It is our own efforts in taking responsibility and ownership of our personal safety by at least learning some basic self defence skills that may ultimately be the difference between being just another victim or sending a clear message to the offender that “If you think this is going to be easy for you, you are mistaken!”

OK, so the next question is, can three hours of self defence training really help me? Well, I like to put it like this. If you have never used a computer before and decide to take a short general course, you will come away learning how to start and shut down your computer, access the internet, send an email etc. These are the basics that help you to at least now use your computer. This may even now inspire you to further your knowledge and learn new skills that will allow you to use all the advanced features of the computer and what it has to offer. At the very least, you now are able to use your computer and understand the dos and dont’s.  It is no different to learning self defence. You will learn learn how to deal with an initial confrontation, how to try and diffuse and if required, how to come out on top. Will you be a proficient fighting machine? Probably not. That would require additional training of course. But at the very least, by taking ownership of your own safety and taking the time to learn some basic self defence that actually works, you will have now given yourself a fighting chance by knowing what and what not to do.

Combat Defence Systems offers not only membership based training but self defence training workshops. If you are interested in giving yourself a fighting chance, email to register your interest in our next self defence training seminar.

Our next up and coming workshop is ESCAPE TO SAFETY – A Women’s self defence workshop. Click on the below link to enrol. Limited spots available. Participating in this workshop could potentially save your life!


Workshop 1: (May 16 2-5pm)

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Escape To Safety – Womens Self Defence Workshop Enrol Here


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Kids Martial Arts Video

Kids Martial Arts Video

For the very first time Perth, Jeet Kune Do classes are being taught to children by certified JKD instructors. This kids martial arts video we’ve produced showcases some of the skills which can be of huge benefit to kids.

Our Junior Jeet Kune Do program will build courage, confidence, self-esteem, strength, discipline, commitment, control, passion and drive in children by empowering them with essential life skills.  Physical attributes such as fitness, flexibility, agility, co-ordination and core strength will all be developed while learning this dynamic self defence based martial art. This kids martial arts program is designed to develop both body and mind.

Kids Martial Arts – About Junior Jeet Kune Do (JKD)

Heres a preview of our Kids Martial Arts Press Release that was recently published.

Kids Martial Arts Perth

The Junior JKD curriculum is self defence focused and is a modified version of our adults JKD curriculum. Students learn how to deal with a wide range of situations including aggressive behaviour, bullying and random assault. Punching, kicking, trapping, grappling and joint locking are taught along with how and when to use these skills and the appropriate level of force to use, given the situation. Read the full press release here Kids Martial Arts Perth Press Release here

Get Your Children involved and see the benefits in their lives today! Enroll here

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Perth Martial Arts Video – Combat Defence Systems

Combat Defence Systems Martial Arts Video

Perth Martial Arts Academy Combat Defence Systems launches an intro video, highlighting some of our teaching concepts to give you an insight into what we teach.

We teach classes in the Martial Arts of Muay Thai Kickboxing, Jeet Kune Do Concepts (JKD) and the Filipino Martial Art of Kali/Escrima.

Our Academy is fully equipped with punching bags,  grappling bags, mats etc.

We hold regular classes and are also available for private tuition.

At Perth Martial Arts Academy, Combat Defence Systems, we are passionate about our training and that reflects in our teaching approach and the way our students are willing to help each other out.

Perth Martial Arts Academy Combat Defence Systems

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Martial Art Perth Instructors

Certified Instructor: Gino Vallelonga


Unlock The Next Evolution In Personal Safety With Combat Defence Systems

PS: Secure your FREE Introductory Jeet Kune Do Lesson Here!

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