African Bank, a South African based banking company recently contracted C.O.B.R.A. Self-Defense South Africa to conduct 6 x corporate self defense workshops for their employees at their corporate office based in Midrand, Johannesburg. The company believes in empowering its employees and this initiative was undertaken to enhance the personal safety of employees both at work and at home.
Training workshops focused on non-physical and physical self-defense tactics
The first 3 corporate self defense workshops sessions kicked off in October 2019 and the remainder will be completed in January 2020. During the 4-hour sessions the teams learned how important it is to prevent becoming the victim in the first place and that physically defending yourself only really becomes necessary when a number of things went wrong. The team learned how criminal predators select their “prey” as well as the aspects they always try to control to succeed with an attack.
A 3-step formula known as the AAA-Principle was taught where the participants learned how to become a harder target and to make life really difficult for criminal predators. However, not all physical conflict can be avoided and the teams learned how to execute “equalizer” strikes which enable even the smallest of persons to injure an attacker as opposed to only hurting the attacker. They also learned how to escape from a variety of chokes and holds, when and when not to physically resist, how to act during a vehicle hi-jacking situation and also how to prevent being abducted/kidnapped.
Corporate self defense workshops for any industry
C.O.B.R.A.™ Self-Defense South Africa offers self-defense workshops for all industries. C.O.B.R.A. have trained employees working at mining companies, at state departments, armed response companies all the way to university lecturers. The corporate self-defense training can even be structured as a fun team building activity where employees have tremendous fun while learning life saving skills that they may even teach to their families.
C.O.B.R.A.™ Self-Defense South Africa operates country wide and travel to any city/town in South Africa to do corporate training. With a well equipped mobile training unit, all you need to do is provide a suitable training space and C.O.B.R.A. takes care of the rest. If you are in Bloemfontein, you may also bring your employees to the C.O.B.R.A. Regional Training Center for a day out.