Freezing up during confrontation

Many of our students share their stories with us when signing-up for our couses. In a lot of cases they have been victims of a violent attack. Some had previous training in various self-defense systems …more

Don’t bring a knife to a gun fight…fact or myth?

Most people assume a gun will always be superior to a knife during a violent altercation. But is it true? Will a gun for self-defense always be superior? The answer is both YES and NO. …more

Baby impalas, yummy…

Criminals want easy opportunity when they prepare to do crime to attack their victims. When thinking about self defense, this is the most important knowledge you can acquire to protect yourself and your loved ones. …more

Self-Defense Training for Film & Publications Board

The South African Film and Publications Board recently contracted C.O.B.R.A. Self-Defense to train their employees in reality-based self-defense at their Cape Town and Durban branches.  The Film & Publication Board regulates the content of films, games …more

Gender Based Violence-What YOU can do about it

Gender Based Violence is a term used in South Africa to address violence aimed at women. Many organizations call for stricter legislation to punish offenders. Others advocate that men should be better educated to respect …more

Gender Based Violence Training with Mr. Central SA

Gender Based Violence is a term that refers to violence diected by men against women.  The organizers of the Mr. Central South Africa event made it their mission to empower the women of Central South …more

Self defense training for ABSA

One of the largest Banking Groups in South Africa, ABSA Bank, recently partnered with C.O.B.R.A. Self-Defense in South Africa to present personal protection training to their employees in Cape Town and Johannesburg.  Absa Group Limited …more