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

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

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

Self Defense Training Course Teach Pre-Attack Indicators

In the C.O.B.R.A. Self-Defense Training Course for Adults you not only learn physical self defense skills but most importantly you learn how to recognize pre-attack indicators before the attack happens. This allows you the opportunity …more

You will fight the way you train, or will you?

You have probably heard this saying many times: “You will fight the way you train”.  This may be true to some extent… but not always. When you get into a real violent confrontation (fight), you …more

University of the Free State Personnel attend a C.O.B.R.A. Seminar in Bloemfontein

Around 100 staff members from the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein attended a self-defense awareness presentation hosted by C.O.B.R.A. Self-Defense South Africa who is also based in Bloemfontein. In a world where violence …more