Curtin University
Curtin Karate Club

Self Defence

A practical aspect of studying a martial art, as to learn the ability to defend oneself, or someone else. Karate being foremost a martial art, it teaches people efficient methods of warding off attacks, and disabling an attacker. As such, the acquiring of the skill alone assists in giving people the self-confidence they need to deal with dangerous situations more effectively.

The Curtin University Karate Club has given a number of demonstrations and short courses to famiiliarise people with concepts of self-defence, and to impress on people that simply changing one's response to a situation can already make a difference to the outcome.
The demonstrations have included scenario's of someone being attacked by one or more persons, or by an attacker armed with a knife. The short courses include basic exercises, such as freeing oneself from the grip of an attacker, or to push of an attacker who has pinned you to the ground.

Concentration and focus demonstrated in a Sai Kata competition
Concentration and focus demonstrated in a Sai Kata competition
A club member disarming a knife attacker in an on-campus demonstration A club 'victim' using her leg to throw off an attacker in a campus demonstration
A club member disarming a knife attacker in an on-campus demonstration A club 'victim' using her leg to throw off an attacker in a campus demonstration