Women's Self-Defence Training

For Women, By Women

Guardian Defence has a long history of providing reality-based self-defence training to women, beginning as 'Fight Like A Girl' in 2006. Since then we have had the privilege of providing training to thousands of women, with many going on to become high ranked students and instructors. 

Guardian Women

Guardian Women is a self-defence program designed to create empowerment and autonomy around our personal safety.  Based on Krav Maga, a reality self-defence training system, these classes will provide you with the skills needed to defend yourself in everyday situations, should the need arise, regardless of body size or strength.


The Guardian Women program is built on a 10-week rotating syllabus ranging from basic strikes, environmental awareness, and releases from common grabs and holds, through to defence on the ground.  You can expect to walk away from this program with some great skills, renewed confidence, improved fitness, a smile and maybe even some new friends!  Can’t start week one? No problems, the classes are designed so you can jump in at any time and still rotate through.  Whilst these classes are for women only, students are more than welcome to utilise our regular Krav Maga classes to further enhance their training.


The program was developed and is instructed by Zunami White, one of Australia’s leading female Krav Maga instructors and the director of Australia’s first female owned and operated full-time Krav Maga training centre – Guardian Defence.  She is also the first woman in the world to achieve instructor certification in Floro Fighting Systems.  Zunami is a passionate defender of women’s rights and female empowerment.  After studying non-violence concepts in India, she continues to voice the importance of our rights to self-defence as a non-violent response to violence. Learn more about Zunami.


“I will continue to fight for a world free from violence against women but until that day comes I can only rely on myself for my personal safety” - Zunami White, Senior Instructor/ Director, Guardian Defence.


At Guardian Defence we pride ourselves on creating a discrimination-free, ego-free, safe, fun and friendly world-class training space where all are welcomed as part of the family.

<< Schedule for Mon 21 Jan 2019 - Sun 27 Jan 2019 >>


10:00 am
12:00 pm
7:30 pm


All pricing options can be found here.


Please Note: 5% discount for holders of pension/seniors/HCC/veterans/full-time student/law enforcement and military cards.


If you are under genuine financial hardship due to domestic violence, facing homelessness or similar personal issues please contact Zunami White on (03)9383 4848 or enquiries@guardiandefence.com to discuss your eligibility to be a recipient of a Guardian Women’s scholarship.  All communication will remain completely confidential.  Please specify how you would like return communication to be received.




How flexible are the training options? The program is designed to suit your training needs. You can repeat the program as it runs consistently throughout the year and offers the opportunity to earn your Guardian Women Wings.  You can also incorporate our regular classes as part of your training regime including boxing, parkour, fitness etc.



Who can train in the class? The class is available to all feminine identified people aged 16+ and is run by a female instructor (there may be men present in the facility at the same time as these classes).  Women of all levels of fitness are encouraged to train.



How often will I need to train? There are three classes per week available.  You can train in one or all of them.  Each session of the week consists of the same syllabus so the more you train the more reflexive your skills will become.



How do I start? – First, you will need to attend an induction session (complimentary and obligation free).  Click HERE to book a session or contact us at enquiries@guardiandefence.com and we will help find a session that works for you.  From there we can enrol you in your first class.

Private Training

Private Training is a great way of directly focusing in on the areas you wish to, in a private and confidential environment. You can choose to be taught by an instructor of your choice and at a time that suits you. To arrange and discuss, just give us a call 03 9383 4848 or contact us here.

Other Classes & Workshops

All of our other programs and sessions are also female friendly with a strong focus on being an inclusive, safe and welcoming space for all genders. We also run regular courses that are specifically for those female identified on a regular basis. Please see below for details of upcoming courses.

<< 21 Jan 2019 - 08 Jul 2019 >>

Travel Safe Seminar with Zunami White Sat, 2 Feb 2019 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

"We all deserve to get home safe."

Offering up more than your usual travel tips, this seminar will set you up with the physical and mental skills to counter and more importantly, if at all possible prevent, physical violence. We all have the right to get about in our lives safely. Sadly, the reality can be quite different. Don't let fear control your life, secure your independence by gaining the peace of mind that comes with knowing that you can handle yourself physically.


These techniques are quick and easy to learn, NOT strength-based, and can be used seated, grounded, or standing. 


All genders and all levels of experience/fitness welcome.


Due to the nature of the content, this seminar is open to those aged 14 years and up. If you wish for a younger person to attend please contact us to discuss. 


This event is entry by donation with a suggestion of at least $5. All profits donated to 'Safe Steps - Family Violence Response Centre'. 


Bookings are essential.

Self-Defence Workshop with Zunami White Sat, 9 Feb 2019 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Get a grounding in the foundational concepts, principles and skills required to keep yourself safe in volatile and violent situations. 


Areas to be covered:

  • Pre-emptive actions and de-escalation techniques
  • How to make the decision on when physical action is required.
  • Effective covers, blocks and striking techniques to get yourself out of harm's way
  • How to utilise everyday items as defensive tools
  • Non-strength based releases from life-threatening chokes and dangerous grabs

This is an inclusive environment. No prior experience is necessary and all levels of fitness are catered for.


Ages 10 yrs+ are welcome, however, it is asked that younger participants aged 10-13 years are accompanied by an adult (no additional charge for their parent/carer). 


Limited places. Book your place today.


$55 Full ($45 Early-bird) / $35 ($25 Early-bird) Concession (Student, Pensioner, HCC Holder, Senior's Card Holder)

Early-bird pricing expires 9th January 2019.


This Workshop will be held at our full-time self-defence training facility at 8-10 Peveril St Brunswick Victoria.

General or Media Enquiries: 03 9383 4848 or enquiries@guardiandefence.com