Can you really learn self-defense online?

This is a much debated topic in the martial arts and self-defense world.  Some instructors feel that one cannot learn martial arts or self-defense from online training, others feel that it compliments live in-person training …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 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


With the tight gun control laws applicable in South Africa many people turn to less than lethal weapons for self defense purposes. Less than lethal weapons are weapons designed to subdue, disorientate or delay an …more

C.O.B.R.A. branded pepper spray now available!

C.O.B.R.A. branded pepper spray containing 15% Oleoresin Capsicum now available from our Bloemfontein training centre.  The cannisters are compact (60ml) which makes it easy to take with you wherever you go. A mist spray nozzle …more