Description

Women's Self Defence Network - Wāhine Toa is a network of trained and accredited self defence teachers educating women and girls with the skills and strategies to keep safe.

Most courses are run through schools and other community organisations.

The network works predominately with women. We have teachers from a range of cultural and ethnic backgrounds and are able to work with gender and sexual minorities.

Age: 7 years and over.

Region: All of New Zealand. Teachers can travel to any area, dependent on availability.

Description: Courses are flexible and tailored to the following groups' needs:-

  • Education providers, Community groups, Workplaces. 
  • Women and Girls - Girls, Teenagers, Mothers and Daughters, Adults, Disability and Tertiary.

See here for information on these groups.

Self Defence in Schools - Fully funded courses for girls in Years 3-4, 7-8 and 10-12.

See here for information for schools.

Teacher Training Courses - for those wanting to become a teacher of self defence click here for information.

How to Access:

Call (04) 213 9710 to contact a teacher or email admin@wsdn.org.nz

Ages

Child / Tamariki, Youth / Rangatahi, Adult / Pakeke, Older adult / Kaumātua

How do I access this service?

Contact us

Click here to find a contact in your area.

Call (04) 213 9710 to contact a teacher or email admin@wsdn.org.nz

Languages Spoken

English, Māori

Services Provided

Sexual harm - training, education, workforce development

Education and training

  • Life skills
  • Skills courses

Region

Bay of Plenty, Canterbury, Central Auckland, Central Lakes, Dunedin - South Otago, East Auckland, Hawkes Bay, Hutt, Lakes, MidCentral, Nelson Marlborough, North Auckland, Northland, South Auckland, South Canterbury, Southland, Tairāwhiti, Taranaki, Waikato, Wairarapa, Waitaki, Wellington, West Auckland, West Coast, Whanganui

Website

Contact Details

Contact our national administrator for courses anywhere in the country.

Postal Address

PO Box 24090
Manners Street,
Wellington, 6142

This page was last updated at 10:06AM on September 2, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Women's Self Defence Network - Wāhine Toa.