Having self-defence skills is becoming more and more important to people. Whether you’re hiking in nature or taking a stroll down the street in the CBD to get your morning cup of coffee, you never know when you might need to defend yourself.

Here are some places around the Mother City where you can up your self-defence skills.

1. TrueKrav


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This independent studio teaches its pupils true combat skills in the discipline of Krav Maga, equipping them to survive even the harshest situations.

Truekrav takes training very seriously and brings together groups of likeminded individuals.

From hand-to-hand combat to weapon training, visitors can prepare themselves for every possible scenario with the help of these trained professionals.

Contact: 083 304 1981

Address: Roeland St & De Villiers Street, Gardens, Cape Town, 8000

Website: www.truekravtraining.com


2. Fighting Spirit Club – Wing Chun Martial Arts

Wing Chung specialises in close-range combat, essential for self-defence.

Students at this local establishment will learn efficient techniques for attacking, footwork, agile stances and defending against multiple attackers at once, among other techniques.

Contact: 082 459 4037

Address: 54 Regent Rd, Sea Point, Cape Town, 8060

Website: wixsite.com/wingchun


3. Chinese Martial Arts and Health Centre Cape Town

Learn the ancient Chinese defence techniques of Kung Fu and Tai Chi in Observatory.

Self-defence classes take place on Mondays and Wednesday and are sure to not only help you protect yourself but also break a sweat and get a good stretch after a day at work.

Contact: 082 568 0240

Address: 85 Station Rd, Observatory, Cape Town, 7801

Website: chinese-martial-arts-and-health-centre-cape-town


4. Women’s Self Defence Classes

For a less formal, more personal self-defence experience, teens from 14 and up and women of all ages can attend the Women’s Self Defence Classes in Observatory.

Classes cost R120 and introduce women to all they need to know about aspects of self defence as well as exposing them to common situations that might arise in Cape Town.

Contact: [email protected]

Address: Anson Street Observatory, Western Cape, South Africa 7925

Website: www.wsdo.co.za


5. Elite Defence Academy Cape Town

With a number of different instructors, locations and defense options, Elite Defence Academy is a good option for convenience. Different instructors teach in different areas, so you can find one that works for you.

Take part in larger classes and become comfortable with using defensive Krav Maga, and learn techniques for disarming armed attackers.

Contact: 087 150 8177

Website: www.edacpt.co.za


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