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Perth Self Defence – Plan to be Aware

| Gaven Wicks Managing Director

  On Saturday 17th March 2018 the woman in this interview was attacked for her phone in East Perth. She attempted to fight off the attacker and was stabbed 5 times. Our Managing Director Gaven WICKS was interviewed about the incident.     Is Perth a dangerous place? No, it isn’t in comparison to other cities and certainly not on the back of one single incident. But there is a growing concern around increasing violent attacks and the brazen attitude of these criminals who have little regard for the law. There has been an increase in these types of attacks...

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Could Perth Security Guards deal with a Terrorism Attack?

| Gaven Wicks Managing Director

https://www.perthnow.com.au/news/terrorism/inquiry-could-perth-security-guards-deal-with-a-terror-attack-ng-b88774713z   Again the point is being missed here, the idea of security is not to be reactive but proactive. No one wants to be dealing with a terrorist attack, security guards need to be preventing them. This takes awareness and recognition of preparation by those who would commit such an act. Then be able to respond to it in an appropriate manner.   It is indicated in this article that security guards are getting half a day on terrorism training. My question is what type of training are they getting? And who is qualified to be teaching this? I...

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Corporate Conflict Management and Self Defence

| Gaven Wicks Managing Director

We would like to thank VETASSESS for engaging Strike Training and Consulting to deliver our “Conflict Management and Self Defence” program to their staff.   VETASSESS found their employees were encountering aggressive, threatening and anti-social behaviour when dealing with some clients. As an all-female staff the organisation recognised there was a major issue with security of their staff whilst on site. Strike created bespoke training program to specifically meet the security and personal safety issues of the staff.   As an addition Strike applied its experience and knowledge in the area of security to conduct an assessment of the VETASSESS office...

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Strike De-Fence Pty Limited

| Gaven Wicks Managing Director

We are excited to let you in on a secret we have been working on at Strike Training and Consulting’s sister company Strike De-Fence Pty Limited.   Over the past year a security system designed by our Managing Director Gaven Wicks has taken form and is to be revealed in the New Year.   This product is a completely portable security fencing system for temporary events designed to alleviate a number of issues including fence jumpers, vehicle borne attack, illegal site access and assist in safety. Currently we are seeing many security and safety issues for event attendees, security operators...

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School Group Self Defence

| Gaven Wicks Managing Director

We would like to thank the Holy Cross College students and their Mums for a wonderful Self Defence group lesson.   What a fantastic and enthusiastic bunch!   The group of girls with their friends learnt some very valuable points and considerations to remember whilst enjoying their everyday life.  Supported by their Mums, they will have new skills and understanding of situational awareness, which will be a gift for life.   Your personal safety is such an important issue and we loved being able to teach you such critical techniques through our extensive background and experience.  We covered issues of...

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Personal Safety and Self Defence Training

| Gaven Wicks Managing Director

Strike Training and Consulting has completed another Occupational Therapist self defence and personal safety course for Life Live it. This organisation is required to attend client’s homes to manage their treatment which brings with it a number of safety concerns.   To meet the specific needs of Life Live it we bespoke the program to their particular requirements adapting the course to the specific issues facing the therapists.   With twelve ladies in attendance we looked at specific concerns such as:   Visiting clients alone in high crime risk areas – walking to & from car/ house.   Visiting clients who...

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Certificate III in Security Operations

| Gaven Wicks Managing Director

We have just finished another successful Certificate III Bodyguard Course.  The guys devised and executed their operational plan to the minute!  Congratulations to Luke MARTIN (Field Commander), Demetrio VAN DE VELDE (Driver), Jacob NICHOLAS (Bodyguard 1), and Dale HANSSEN (Bodyguard 2) for achieving your qualification in Certificate III in Security Operations.   Through this achievement the students have gained training in leadership, supervision, close personal protection methodology, security risk analysis and mitigation.  Most of all they learnt preparation and planning is the key to adapting to security risk situations.   This will benefit these operators to gain supervisory roles, FIFO...

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Meet our new team members!

| Gaven Wicks Managing Director

As our business continues to grow, we have needed to employ more specialist personnel and support staff.  We have sourced experts in the field of security, investigations and first aid who bring their extensive background and knowledge providing our students with the best training available.   We would like to officially welcome our new (and not so new) members onboard to our already experienced Strike Team:   Victor Anderson – Trainer and Consultant   Victor is a former New Zealand Armed Forces, Non-Commissioned Officer and Training Instructor with an exemplary service record. Having completed Operational Missions in the Solomon Islands...

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Womens Self Defence and Anti-Bullying training released

| Gaven Wicks Managing Director

Strike Training and Consulting, in its effort to maintain currency and improvement in training has introduced two further training programs. Our development team over the last 6-12 months has painstakingly researched and written these programs to deal with violence against women and bullying of school aged children.   In our development, we have recognised many current programs are not dealing with these issues effectively.   In women’s self-defence there is a lot of focus on learning how to punch, physical interaction with an assailant with a major pointer towards martial arts. These are fine systems but they take a long...

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Terrorists on the move: Vigilance is our defence

| Gaven Wicks Managing Director

In recent weeks we have seen terror related incidents in Manchester, London, two in Melbourne and another in Paris this morning. The frequency is not unexpected given the war in Syria for ISIL is failing badly or has failed, depends who you listen too! This has now pushed these trained operatives into the civilian world where they can operate or influence the commencement of terrorist attacks directly or indirectly.   Regardless of your opinions on what is happening here, the fact is we are under attack and have been for some time. Many individuals, particularly Australians like to think this...

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