Empowerment through Self-Defence and Close Quarters Combat

Discover MINDSET, a self-defence system that has been empowering women in New Zealand since 2009, the system is now being taught here in Adelaide. It has been developed over the years and if you watch the accompanying vintage self-defence video from the 1940s, you'll find our techniques have progressed and have been refined quite a bit.

Our comprehensive workshops, equip women with practical hands-on skills for those worst-case scenarios. We believe in hands-on learning right from the start, ensuring every participant masters the techniques we teach.

Our instructors prioritise action over talk, making our sessions engaging,  informative and fun. With rave reviews from renowned figures like Zoe Bell, we're confident in our ability to empower you along with boosting your confidence and self-protection skills.

Contact us today and experience the power of MINDSET Self-Defence and Close Quarters Combat.

Empower Yourself with MINDSET

When it comes to choosing a self-defense and close quarters combat training provider, the expertise and experience of the self-defence instructors are paramount. At MINDSET Self-Defence & Close Quarters Combat, our team consists of highly skilled and certified professionals with extensive backgrounds in martial arts, military combat techniques, and law enforcement protocols. This diverse expertise allows us to offer a wide array of workshops and courses tailored specifically to meet the unique needs of women.

Our comprehensive training covers everything from foundational techniques to advanced strategies, ensuring that every student and workshop participant acquires the skills necessary to defend themselves effectively. We take pride in our personalised approach, providing instruction that adjusts to individual comfort levels and learning styles. This flexibility distinguishes us from other providers and fosters a supportive, inclusive environment where women can learn and grow.

Proven Effectiveness and Convenience

At MINDSET, our self-defense and close quarters combat techniques are grounded in real-world scenarios, ensuring participants are prepared for any situation they may encounter. Our proven track record reflects the dedication and expertise of our instructors, who continuously update our curriculum with the latest techniques and strategies.

We recognise that women lead busy lives, which is why we offer flexible class times to accommodate diverse schedules. This convenience allows you to prioritise your safety and personal development without compromising your other commitments.

Join Our Supportive Community

At MINDSET, we understand that self-defense is more than just physical skills—it's about empowerment and community. Our supportive environment fosters an enriching learning experience where women can build confidence, forge friendships, and develop a strong sense of camaraderie. This positive atmosphere not only enhances your training but also encourages ongoing personal growth and achievement.

Take Charge of Your Safety Today

If you're ready to take control of your safety and embark on a journey of empowerment, look no further than MINDSET Self-Defence & Close Quarters Combat who are based in Adelaide. Our expert instructors, tailored training programs, and supportive community make us the ideal choice for women seeking to learn self-defense in a welcoming, empowering and fun environment.

"All you need is a positive attitude, a willingness to learn but most of all, the mental attitude to not become a victim" - Charlie Riley (chief instructor)

Watch what Zoe Bell & Claire Chitham have to say about us...

The video was filmed straight after Charlie and his team conducted the Reebok Confidence Unleashed free women's self-defence workshop in Auckland, New Zealand.

Don't believe Zoe or Claire, then you can read the many reviews, recommendations and email testimonials from Facebook and Google.

"...a massive shout out to Charlie Riley for all the amazing work he does. Charlie, you are a champion among champions. Thank you. Ladies, if you loved #reebokunleashed or if you missed out, please check out Charlie and find a course near you."
Zoe Bell - Hollywood Stunt Woman, Actress & Producer

What's New...

This month we have our very first MINDSET Women's Self-Defence weekend workshop. This will be held at the Box It Out Gym in Croydon Park on the 27th & 28th July. There are limited spaces so you need to be quick and register by clicking on the "Register for Workshops" button in the top menu or the one below.

Later in the month we'll be starting up our Teens CQC Class, Adults CQC Class and if there is a need, a Females only CQC class. All of these classes will be run out of the Croydon Park gym on a Monday. If they prove popular then we'll run another set of classes during the week.

We continue to run one-on-one classes during the day and evening to cater for participants time schedule. As usual if you want more details about any of the above please feel free to email us.

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