Clubs and Societies

Women's Self Defence

Women's Self Defence


A fun and supportive space for learning and practicing simple techniques—mental, verbal and physical—for staying safe and empowered in a wide range of situations relevant to women's lives: from positive boundary setting in relationships to physically disabling a bigger, stronger attacker. The course also includes information about your rights, where to find support and how to support others.


No experience needed. All women (16+), including trans gender/takatāpui, of all abilities and fitness levels warmly welcome.


NOTE: Stream 2 will be video recorded for a study that aims to understand how self-defence works. Click here for information about the research and how you can decide if you want to take part.  You must confirm that you have read the information and indicate your consent before you can take part in this stream.  If you do not want to take part in the research, please register for Stream 1.



STREAM 1: WOMENS SELF DEFENCE Wednesday's 5:00pm - 7:00pm 5 sessions starting 14th April 2021
Ending 12th May 2021
Fee: $0.00 Bring Comfortable clothing, and a drink bottle
Evison Lounge, OUSA Clubs & Societies Centre
STREAM 2: WOMENS SELF DEFENCE (RECORDED) Saturday & Sunday 2:00-6:00pm 2 sessions starting 15th May 2021
Ending 16th May 2021
Fee: $0.00 Bring Comfortable clothing, running/walking shoes and a drink bottle. Please make sure you have read the information about the study which this course will be part of and have e-mailed your consent to the research team. Consent forms will also be available on the day. It is important that you understand that you will not be able to take part in this course without consenting to be part of the research. For those who don’t want to participate, Stream 1 is being offered and there will be more streams in Semester 2.
Evison Lounge, OUSA Clubs & Societies Centre