For all the Defensive Training you need.

training based on international best practices, presented by the finest instructors south africa has to offer, in one easy-to-access place.

In training, there are primary skills and secondary skills. You need to know the difference, and you need to prioritise your training efforts to focus on the primary skills. None of us will ever have all the time or the money or the equipment or the ammo we want, so you have to make some decisions about which skills you need to devote valuable training time and resources on
— Pat Rogers (RIP)

Finding the right training matters.

Defensa is an initiative to increase awareness of the need for training, as well as raise the visibility of the excellent training offerings available in South Africa.


The Defensa instructors are a hand selected collective of the very best South Africa has to offer, spanning various disciplines. Every instructor has verifiable credentials, aims to train their students to the best of their abilities and within the scope of international best practices. Safety is as important as effectiveness.

Each instructor brings something different to the table, based on years of experience and their individual point of view.

We hope you will join us on the journey to making accessible South African training a reality.