Self-Defence On Public Transport Workshop

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It’s not a secret that people don’t feel safe on public transport…

self-defence on public transport workshop

And why should they? 

Nearly every day, the headlines cover news stories of brutal and random attacks happening on buses and trains, perpetrated against innocent people, most often at random. 

This is just one recent example, where a man was stabbed by a teenager on a bus.

However, techniques to survive and get to safety do exist, can be taught.
Self-defence training specific to public transport can save your life, or the lives of your loved ones.

In response to a call from the community to provide training for violence on public transport, SGS Krav Maga want to make sure you, your kids and your loved ones know what to do if faced with an attacker on public transport.

This workshop will be based on a handful of recent attacks that have made the news, including knife attacks and knife threats, punches and chokes, striking and weapons attacks, and pushes/shoves into walls or to the ground.

self defence on public transport workshop

This workshop is open to everyone regardless of previous training, current skill or fitness levels.

Self-defence is a right and learning to protect yourself and your loved ones against armed attackers is one that everyone should have the opportunity to learn. This is a must-have set of skills for self-defence.

Don’t miss this opportunity to gain invaluable self-defence skills that could one day mean the difference between going home safely, and not going home at all.

public transport self-defence


Sunday, 24 September 2023
@ 11:00am to 2:00pm


SGS Krav Maga, 31A Barry Avenue, Mortdale


$60 for non-SGS Members, heavily discounted for members

Krav Maga is composed of three pillars: self-defence, fighting skills and tactics, and 3rd party protection. 

Krav Maga is a practical and realistic system that teaches how to avoid, prevent, deter or deal with all types of violent confrontations no matter who you are. Adapted for the unique needs of women, children, and teenagers Krav Maga can help prepare anyone – young or old – for a confrontation we all hope won’t happen to us.

sgs krav maga our approachABOUT SGS KRAV MAGA

SGS Krav Maga is Southern Sydney’s premier Krav Maga training centre and is more than a place where people come to learn self-defence.

SGS Krav Maga has attracted global attention for its method of training and attitude towards training. The school offers patrons a safe place to learn real-world self defence from fully trained instructors. Our classes run 7 days a week, catering to Kids, Teens, Women’s only classes, and Mixed Adult classes. The school also offers Sambo wrestling (an elite form of grappling), striking classes, and beginner-friendly lessons.

SGS Krav Maga has been awarded the title of top training gym in the St.George Shire in the 2022 St George Local Business Awards.



The Self-Defence on Public Transport Workshop will be held on Sunday, 24 September 2023 @ 11:00am to 2:00pm at SGS Krav Maga. We are located at 31A Barry Avenue, Mortdale.

Please plan to arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the start of the workshop.

We will be training on a stationary bus to mimic the defence environment as closely as possible. The bus will be parked near the gym.


For non-SGS Members, the cost of the 3-hour workshop is $60. For SGS Unlimited Members, the cost is $20 and for all other SGS Members, the cost is $40.

If you’d like to take this workshop but cost is prohibitive, please email us at to inquire about receiving a sponsorship. 

Likewise, if you’d like to purchase a spot for low-income participants, please email us for details.


This workshop is open to anyone who’s concerned about safety on public transport and would like to learn basic and advanced self-defence skills specific to this environment.

We believe that self-defence is a right that should be available to everyone.

Experienced martial artists and beginners are welcome, as are kids aged 12+.


self defence on public transport workshop


Our intensive workshop design and experienced instructors will provide you and your child with practical tools to protect yourselves.

However, like any other skill set (e.g. music, an academic subject, a sport), proficiency comes with consistent practice over time. Our workshop will certainly offer you better awareness of preventing danger while introducing you to some self-defence tools to survive.

However, we encourage all of our students to make learning self-defence a regular practice. That’s also why we offer classes for kids, adults, women and teens 6 days a week, to suit anyone’s schedule.

This workshop is an introduction to self-defence and escape. Participants expecting to become proficient in the area of self-defence and escape will require further extensive training.

The course is further not intended to replace the need for awareness and avoidance. Individuals should become more aware of their surroundings and whenever possible avoid placing themselves in vulnerable situations.

While prior martial arts experience is definitely helpful, we’ve designed this workshop to give complete beginners some practical, realistic options for self-defence.

No experience is necessary, although we always encourage our students to train self-defence regularly.

It’s possible your heart rate may increase when practicing certain techniques at speed. Close Quarter Combat often requires a degree of fitness. However, this workshop is not designed to be an exercise class.

Absolutely. Parking is free on Sundays on Barry Avenue as well as surrounding residential streets.


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