PricewaterhouseCoopers is a multinational professional services network with headquarters in London, United Kingdom. PwC ranks as the second largest professional services firm in the world and is one of the Big Four auditors, along with Deloitte, EY and KPMG. The Durban Branch recently contracted C.O.B.R.A.™ Self-Defense South Africa to train their employees in the basics of how to realistically protect themselves in today’s violent world.
The participants spent the two hour session learrning how things people believe will keep them safe, most of the time fail when a criminal attacks. Emphasis was placed on the 3 aspects criminals always control and how the “victim” can take away that advantage criminals have through their own 3-step secret formula. The participants were taught where and how to strike an attacker in such a manner that they cause injury as opposed to just hurting the attacker. They learnt how to avoid being pinned to the ground and get to their feet as fast as possible plus how to use everyday items found at home and in the office environment as improvised weapons. People spend a lot of time travelling in vehicles and as a result the risk of vehicle based abductions and car hijackings are quite high. The team learnt how to avoid being pushed, carried and dragged into a vehicle during an attempted kidnapping situation and also how to correctly behave during an armed hijacking situation.
After the session some of the participants remarked how they were amazed at what they always thought was the right thing to do is actually jeopardizing their safety. Others said that they were surprized at how easy it is to actually defend yourself if you just know what to do and when to do it.
C.O.B.R.A.™ Self-Defense South Africa offers corporate self defense training to major national and international companies and travel worldwide to present this training. Leon Myburgh, the Regional Director of C.O.B.R.A. in South Africa, is a 25 year veteran in the Protection Services field and holds a Black Belt in COBRA Fighting Systems as well as Instructor Certifications in other self-defense systems. He completed tertiary studies in Security Risk Management and was in charge of the security of major corporate companies and presents the corporate training courses personally to share his wealth of knowledge and experience. C.O.B.R.A. was founded in the United States in 2002 by Chris Sutton who is a former Sheriff, Maximum Security Corrections Officer and Multiple Black Belt Martial Artist. C.O.B.R.A. was literally developed in a police car by Mr. Sutton who realized that there is a need for an easy to learn, realistic self-defense system that is effective against real life criminals and that anyone can do, regardless of age or fitness levels. The C.O.B.R.A. brand is a global brand and has been featured on local and international media on numerous occasions as the leaders in reality based self-defense.