Brisbane Self Defence Training, Lessons and Courses

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AGKK Self Defence Brisbane has been providing the highest quality Self Defence training throughout Brisbane and Queensland, since it was established in March 1995. Our professional Self Defence trainers create a safe, enjoyable and friendly atmosphere where you will learn practical self-protection techniques that you can use in real situations, with confidence. Our Self Defence training caters for the growing personal security needs of individuals and staff living and working in today’s society.

We deliver comprehensive Self Defence training for businesses, organisations, individuals-women, men, children, families, schools, seniors and home security. We also provide Self Defence training to wide range of emergency services staff such as police nurses, doctors and ambulance officers.

You are welcome to inquire about vast range of Self Defence training available by viewing our Self Defence sections on our web site:


Bernie is a great instructor and the staff really responded well

On behalf of the team at Coastal Sands, we would like to thank Bernie from AGKK Workplace Self Defence for coming out to our workplace and teaching us the basic moves of Self Defence, strategies for aggressive behaviour management, as well looking at our work space and identifying things we can improve on to keep our staff safe.

Bernie is a great instructor and the staff really responded well to the 5 step process he goes through for each technique to ensure you have the right understanding to perform the movement.

It was also great for team building. I would highly recommend Bernie to all businesses as a way to be proactive towards protecting your staff and giving them the insight to improve their safety in the workplace.

Blair Wright Sales Manager Coastal Sands

Outstanding Proactive Self Defence Solutions And Strategies

Anyone including individuals and businesses, looking for Self Defence training in Australia and Brisbane, look no further than Bernie Haughey Chief Instructor of AGKK Self Defence Brisbane. Bernie has over 30 years of experience in conducting Self Defence workshops and over 40 years of Martial Arts training in Australia and overseas. Bernie has first hand knowledge of who, what, where, how and why crimes are committed for individuals and businesses. He has outstanding proactive Self Defence solutions and strategies. Especially in equipping staff with how to handle aggressive behaviour while they are performing their duties. Very few people are more qualified than Bernie... most of all he is down to earth, approachable and is an excellent communicator in getting these essential Self Defence, personal protection management points across.

Michael Preston Fortitude Valley, Brisbane

Develop Your Own Self Defence Mindset

As a business owner I went into this class with a general interest in Self Defence but not knowing what to expect. By the end, it was well worth my time to do the Self Defence workshop. A few things stand out from my experience that make me comfortable recommending it to you. First, Bernie clearly has a deep knowledge of the field and ability not just to answer any questions but to help you see rationale and develop your own Self Defence mindset. Second, Bernie’s emphasis is on simple, functional prevention and Self Defence based on easily-learned movements rather than complicated techniques that would require many sessions to learn and execute properly. He started simple and in just two classes we built confidence and provided a toolbox to build from moving forward. Third, Bernie is great at scaling and scaffolding the instruction and execution to match individual students' level of experience. I was in a class with total beginners (like me) mixed in with more experienced students and never felt uncomfortable thanks to Bernie’s positive and friendly ability to keep everybody engaged and learning. Altogether a great experience and look forward to working with Bernie again in the future.

Vanessa Myles Albion, Brisbane

Courses and training are specific to your personal/ organisations circumstances, to a range of incident scenarios and realistic examples are used to maximise safety effectiveness.

At AGKK Self Defence Brisbane we are dedicated to providing our participants with the most professional, high-quality Self Defence training in a friendly proactive atmosphere possible. Training will address the theory of Self Defence, preventative strategies and physical Self Defence techniques. Participants will be able to support themselves with basic Self Defence strategies, techniques and the skills to defuse a situation.

We nurture an authentic understanding of the effectiveness and biomechanics function of movement and practical applications of Self Defence.

Prevention, sound strategies and proactive solutions are essential components in the training.

Our Self Defence training involves the use of various countermeasure tactics to deflect harm to oneself in the event of a sudden attack or any other physical danger.

Everyone can use and benefit from the Self Defence training in their everyday life in the office, at school, home, or social events.Information taught is designed to decrease your odds of an encounter and increase your chances of survival.

Empower yourself and your staff

What can AGKK Self Defence Brisbane training teach you? Increase your knowledge about Self Defence and learn:

  • How to increase your chances of survival in an encounter.
  • A number of lifesaving Self Defence skills.
  • How to stay alert and mentally prepared.
  • How to remain confident.
  • How to manage stress the right way.
  • Aggressive behaviour management techniques.

I congratulate you both on your decision to learn how to better protect yourself and your staff and encourage more individuals and businesses to do so. Your life and wellbeing of staff is your most valuable possession.

I look forward in working with you and maintaining a positive peaceful future.

Self Defence training that is preventative, realistic and proactive.

Woman in Self Defence Situation

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To inquire about the diverse range of Self Defence services available for individual, group or business Self Defence training Call Bernie Shihan on 0409 474 494 or use the inquiry form below.

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