Community and personal violence has become a major issue in society. In response to this Strike has applied their law enforcement and military experience to create a bespoke program that meets real world needs.
This is not martial arts or a combat course. This progam teaches you a range of self defence skills and applied knowledge to relaistically deal with this issue.

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Protect Yourself and Learn Self Defence Skills with Our Training in Perth


Get your friends and/or colleagues together and join us for our Womens Self Defence class.

Our training can be held at a location convenient to your group or at our premises at Belmont.  We have previously delivered our training to groups from:

  • Businesses / Corporate events and team building days;
  • Schools;
  • Mother and daughter groups;
  • Sporting clubs; and
  • A Hens Day (Womens Self Defence Training in the morning and a big fun celebratory nice lunch after!)

Be proactive about your own safety and learn valuable personal security skills you can apply to any situation.

Become aware, become alert, have the knowledge and become empowered.

  • Do you feel safe whilst alone at night?
  • Do you travel on your own to and from your home/work/car/train/bus?
  • Do you work alone, manage a workplace and deal with members of the public?
  • Are you required to manage various situations on your own?
  • Do you need to enter homes/areas as a part of your workplace duties?
  • Are these homes in high crime risk areas/Are the occupants in an unstable state?

If you experience any of the above situations OR if you simply would like to improve your personal safety skills, we can certainly help you.

We run our self defence programs in Perth for private groups (minimum of 8 people) whether it be like-minded friends, social clubs, community groups or sporting organisations. Our program is also popular with corporate groups for Employee Development Days or Corporate Training Days, a wonderful gift to offer your employees… life-long valuable skills in personal safety and self-defence!

This is not a martial arts program with difficult fighting systems. It is a set of simple and easy to use methods of situational awareness and defending yourself in real life situations. These skills can be adapted to any situation, at work, in the community, in the home or at school. No matter your age or fitness level this program can help you!

What you will learn with our self-defence training :

  • How the law impacts you and the threat;
  • How to observe and evaluate your surroundings so you can make good decisions about your safety;
  • How to use everyday items you carry around with you or have in the home to protect yourself;
  • Simple self-defence techniques to resist a violent attack;
  • How to communicate if you are confronted;
  • How to recognise an unsafe situation; and
  • We will look at the personal safety concerns for people at work, school, in the public, travelling, at home, at night, any scenario you present as a problem for you.

Find out more about our mixed and women’s self-defence training in Perth

With our women’s self-defence training, self-defence group training and corporate self-defence program, we tailor the program to specific business, school or community groups as required, so please don’t hesitate to contact us and discuss your needs.

You can get in touch by calling us on (08) 9479 1848.

We have EFTPOS facilities available for payment.


My 15yo daughter and I along with our 2 friends attended this class taught by Gaven.

Along with teaching us how to be aware and safe in situations in the community, on public transport and stations, car parks, restaurants, work places and at home and how to be prepared, he listened to our stories and situations even though we ran late.

Sharing his vast experience of situations and life I can now put into practice his teachings and feel more confident that my daughter and her friend will be more alert and able to avoid situations before they escalate.

He also taught us points of law regarding situations which is informative and powerful.

I highly recommend this course for all schools especially for its empowerment with regard to public transport and staying safe and also in house bullying and adverse behaviours. It would empower the victims and also put the bullies on notice of how the law can be used.

Thanks Gaven.

Bec – 19/09/2020

I attended the Women’s Self Defence class taught by Gaven. I can’t rave more about the class.

Gaven is extremely experienced having worked in the police force and security for 25 years, was very approachable and got his point across using real life scenarios.

In a short 3 hours, I learned how to reduce my chances of being in a situation where I could be attacked, how to increase my awareness and how to defend myself. This class has changed my whole outlook and I’ll be changing how I act when I’m catching public transport, a taxi, going to a restaurant, going to a new place, parking and even at home.

I feel empowered and less fearful. Knowledge is power and I thank Gaven for giving me that.

Karen – 25/11/2019

Loved the women’s self defence course taught by Gaven. Lots of practical advice given in a 3 hour session. Highly recommended!

Cinmy – 20/11/2018

I participated in the women’s self defence class and it was one of the best things I have ever done! Gaven was amazing and very informative, I would highly recommend this class to any woman. I definitely have taken a lot on board from this class, thanks Gaven!

Sarah – 27/08/2018

Strike’s “Women’s Self Defence” course is empowering and great fun. Gaven Wicks, who gives the course, is an absolute GEM. He pours energy into our 3 hours, [and it feels like only 5 minutes!] .The practical things we can do to cope with an assault are simple and easy to remember [I hope!].However, the bits I loved the most are the riveting stories Gaven told us about his life in “the underbelly”.These gave us a critical insight into the way criminals think, so we can think like one to and be one step ahead. I highly recommend this course. Strike has a genuine concern for our well being.

Fiona – 19/11/2018

Thank you to Strike Training & Consulting for providing an informative and interactive staff training session tailored to suit the needs of our organisation. Gaven shared his wealth of knowledge & experience in a friendly and professional manner. We look forward to having Strike come again.

Life Live It! Occupational Therapy

My 15yo daughter Jasmin & I had been looking for a self defence class that we could do together. We both loved the fun class & have come away with some great tips & practical ways to keep ourselves safe if needed. Thank you for the enjoyable evening classes. Now to practice on my husband & two sons. �


Upon referral and recommendation from another organisation, Good Samaritan Industries approached Strike Training & Consulting to customise a ‘Store Security, Defence and Conflict Management’ program for our organisation.

Strike Training & Consulting worked closely with us to develop a bespoke training product that was highly contextualised to our environment and staff. This culminated in delivery of the training to 25+ store managers over a half day period.

The program was a complete success and all participants left the course with confidence in how to handle conflict in the work place in a professional manner in line with their rights as an employee.

The trainer we had for the day was Mr. Gaven Wicks who was very professional, and didn’t subject us to ‘death by power point’. The session was very interactive and inclusive of all participants in a safe and fun training environment.

I have subsequently recommended Strike Training & Consulting to other retailers as a result of our experience and would continue to do so for people who need professional development in conflict management or for any business that has a strong customer relation base.

Retail Operations Manager


– Channel Nine News interview

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 in Perth and it is advised people become more aware of their environment and who moves within it. They need to be more vigilant about their surroundings, what to look out for and how to deal with their own safety.
A simple reliance on police to respond or security to assist means the event has already occurred and most likely the damage has been done. All members of the community need to educate themselves in the face of these types of attacks. It is not as complicated as attending countless martial arts or combat classes. A simple understanding of knowing what to do and how to manage your situation with simple self-defence moves is all that is required.

Find out more about our mixed and women’s self-defence training in Perth
We tailor the program to specific business, school or community groups as required, so please don’t hesitate to contact us and discuss your needs.

We have ZipPay and EFTPOS facilities available for payment. Call us for details.