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Self Defence

Welcome to our comprehensive self-defence training programmes designed specifically for corporate groups, individuals preparing for overseas travel, and school groups. Our courses focus on empowering individuals with essential skills and knowledge to ensure personal safety in various environments. Whether you are looking to enhance workplace safety, protect yourself during international travel, or equip students with valuable life skills, our expert instructors are here to guide you every step of the way.

Class Structure

  • Violence Prevention: Learn effective strategies to identify and prevent violence in the workplace.

  • Deescalation Techniques: Acquire valuable skills to defuse potentially dangerous situations calmly and efficiently.

  • Blueprint to Your Business: Tailored self-defence strategies and safety protocols designed specifically for your organisation.

  • Crime Prevention: Understand how to recognise potential threats and take proactive measures to deter criminal activities.

Corporate Groups
  • Lifeskill Programmes: Comprehensive programmes designed to equip students with valuable life skills, including self-control, self-esteem, and resilience.

  • Bully Defence Programme: Learn effective techniques to prevent and handle bullying situations, fostering a safe and inclusive learning environment.

School Groups
  • Airport Safety: Gain insights into navigating airports and handling potential safety risks while travelling internationally.

  • Mindfulness: Develop mindfulness techniques to stay aware of your surroundings and make informed decisions while abroad.

Self Defence Courses

I think the work of Nigel (Proactive Marshal Arts) is practical and amazing... The de-escalation techniques were needed for staff confidence and the delivery was perfect. My staff all remember something different and share in Health and Safety meetings as a recap.

Mental health Advocacy & Peer Support Trust (Manager)


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Meet the Instructor


  • Teaching Martial Arts, self-defence & life skills for 34 years

  • Run self-defence courses for schools, companies and community groups

  • Coached and travelled with NZ competitive teams

  • Worked as a bodyguard

  • 10 years of door work security experience

  • Run over 20 fight events


  • Started Boxing training in 1984

  • Started Martial Arts training in 1986

  • Started teaching in 1989

  • Trained with many famous martial artists

  • Developed life skills programmes for children

  • Co-owner of a 24-hour gym


  • Black Belt Rankings in numerous styles

  • Inducted into Australasian Martial Arts Hall of Fame in 2019

  • Ortho-Bionomy

  • Meditation

  • Leadership

  • Sports coaching


Specialist in violence prevention & self defence for all ages and experience

  • Nigel has run seminars locally and internationally

  • Constantly travelling to upskill throughout America, Europe, Thailand and Australia

  • Founded Proactive Martial Arts in 1995

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