Jhpiego employees learn how to realistically protect themselves in today’s world

Jhpiego is a nonprofit global leader in the creation and delivery of transformative health care solutions that save lives. In partnership with national governments, health experts and local communities, Jhpiego builds health providers’ skills and develops systems that save lives now and guarantee healthier futures for women and their families.

Jhpiego employees often work in remote areas where they are exposed to all sorts of personal safety risks including hijackings, abductions, physical assault and so forth. Because Jpiego management value their employees they recently contracted the global leader in reality based self-defense training C.O.B.R.A. Self-Defense Systems to provide training to their employees on how to realistically protect themselves in the event of an attack.


Training was conducted by C.O.B.R.A. Self Defense South Africa Regional Director, Leon Myburgh. Teams were trained in Cape Town, Ladysmith, Pietermaritzburg, Richards Bay, Port Shepstone and Durban. Training included the following topics:

  • Psychology of Self-Defense
  • How criminals think & select their victims
  • Pre-attack indicators and how to recognize them
  • The 4 types of attackers and how to deal with each
  • Improvised weapons
  • Basic striking and defense against strikes
  • How to deal with an active assailant situation
  • How to deal with an abduction and hijack situation


Jhpiego joined the ranks of other industry leaders who are taking the necessary steps to protect their employees from attacks and thereby demonstrating commitment to the wellbeing of their employees.

C.O.B.R.A. Defense offer a variety of corporate self-defense training options to corporate clients based on the unique requirements of each client. Our training may be structured as:

  • Awareness Seminars (1-hour in duration)
  • Practical Self-Defense Training (2-4 hours in duration)
  • Team Building
  • Real Estate Agent Safety Training
  • Active Shooter Response Training
  • Protection Specialist Self-Defense Training for Security Personnel

Lecture Topics

  • Situational Awareness, Criminal Intent
  • Threat Recognition, Threat Levels
  • What Works & What Doesn’t
  • Strategies To Avoid Becoming A Victim
  • Everyday Weapons For Defense
  • Survival Mindset: What It Takes

Physical Instruction

  • Interactive Reality Training – Myth Busting
  • Striking: Basic, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Escapes: Wrists & Escorts, Head Locks, Chokes, Bear Hugs, Hold Downs
  • Anti- Abduction & Deadly Force Situations
  • Weapons Defense: Knife, Gun, Club, Rope
  • TRAINING Specific / Customized To Meet The Clients Needs
As the leading global self-defense brand, C.O.B.R.A. Self-Defense Systems have successfully rendered training services to large corporate brands in all types of industries ranging from mining companies to cruise ships. 

For more information on our corporate training, contact us today:

Mobile: 082 299 9117
E-mail: info@cobradefense.co.za