Corporates & Organisations

What participants have said about Protect Self Defence

Presenter (Phil) is very knowledgeable and experienced. Interesting and easy to understand. 
J Barnard (Team leader) - Auckland City Council

Fantastic course, it made me realise that my basic approach to dealing with conflict is great. Really enjoyed the whole course. 
N Bray – Auckland City Council

This has really helped me a lot to protect me and also my family. 
J Fiu – Manukau Leisure Centres

Great! Intense and everyone became so involved. 
L Nicholson – Porse Nannycare Network

Excellent course. Provides valuable skills for real life situations. 
B Playle – Auckland City Environments

The content and the manner in which it was put across to us was very valuable. 
F Makaea - Auckland City Council

This course was the BOMB! Awesome instructor, real effective teaching and a real nice guy. 10+++ 
T Iuli – Manukau City Council

Highly recommended! Interplay and scenarios and workbooks were very enlightening and very effective at getting the message across. 
S Bassan - Auckland City Environments

Valuable information on interviewing customers! 
I Flintham – Auckland City Council

Crated real scenarios that gave the opportunity to practice skills. 
J Ahmu - Auckland City Environments

This is real training! 
C Simpson (Team leader) - Auckland City Environments

I found the tutors to be very respectful and encouraging and provided a safe environment. 
S Burgess - Porse Nannycare Network

Interesting seminar which helps prepare you for real life situations. 
A Phillips. Auckland City Environments

I feel more confident now about how to defend and defuse bad situations and have confidence in doing so without any harm to oneself. 
H Waerea - Manukau Leisure Centres

Plenty of valuable tools. Learned a lot! 
M Viljoen - Auckland City Environments

10 out of 10. 
D Gornall - Porse Nannycare Network

Great course which took me out of my comfort zone. 
D Thompson - Auckland City Environments

Very valuable. Especially with shift work beginning and ending when it’s dark. 
R Thorne - Manukau City Council

Very authentic and well though through. 
L Marriner - Auckland City Environments

I found it very rewarding. It reminded me that I do actually use much of the advice given which pleases me and I have taken a lot more in. Many thanks – well presented. 
C Loeve - Auckland City Council

It was great! To be given this opportunity was personally an eye opener. Ka pai! 
M Vaotuua - Manukau Leisure Centres

This seminar was most useful by providing the chance to use the info we had just learned in participatory exercises – it helped to firm the info in my mind. 
L McCarthy - Auckland City Council

This seminar was very realistic, wasn’t like other conflict resolution courses I’ve done before. The realistic scenarios will really help with my role at work. 
T A’Costa - Auckland City Council

Good scenarios and books are good for reference notes. Great skills for out in the field. 
A Marsh - Auckland City Environments

Thoroughly enjoyed myself! Learned lots! 
B Rosie - Porse Nannycare Network

Although I will be extremely happy to never use the skills gained at this seminar, I am very grateful to have them! 
D van Hout - Manukau Leisure Centres

The skill set provided by the course was useful and relevant in such a way that I can benefit from the skills not only in a workplace situation but also in other areas of life. 
R Hewett - Auckland City Council

Very valuable. Some common sense tactics. 
L Kim - Auckland City Environments

Informative, challenging, and enjoyable! 
M Giddens - Manukau Leisure Centres

Very intense and realistic. Very practical, good repetition. 
J Bellamy - Porse Nannycare Network

I found it very realistic and very likely to be helpful in the future. 
C Berry - Auckland City Environments

Very valuable for helping with not just with my job, but with life. 
H Elise - Auckland City Council

A great course giving real examples and practical situations and solutions to conflict situations. 
J Matthews - Auckland City Council

Very Valuable! 
R Naidoo - Auckland City Council

An absolutely wonderful experience. 
A Shodbread - Porse Nannycare Network

This course was awesome! Phil is the man ( even though he doesn’t think it) and taught me heaps. Thank you Phil. 
L Henry - Manukau Leisure Centres

Very valuable! 
P Cameron - Auckland City Environments

I found this easy to register and take in. 
D Karl - Porse Nannycare Network

I found the seminar very useful. Examples used were closely related to our work and situatios with our customers. 
K Azad - Auckland City Environments

I personally gained so much and the seminar is a great eye-opener. 
E Clayton - Manukau City Council

Extremely valuable. Good insight. 
G Reddy - Auckland City Environments

Seminar was very engaging both mentally and physically. Real life stories helped build ‘files’ of what could be done – preparation for the future. 
J Robinson - Porse Nannycare Network

Great course. Thank you – keep it up! 
E Ho - Auckland City Environments

Very valuable course! 
E Chermshova - Auckland City Council

To the point and practical with everyday situations used. Not clouded with any useless information. 
P Le Roes - Auckland City Council

It was really valuable to understand that my instinctive responses could be inflammatory and how I could better defuse the situation. 
S Grey - Auckland City Environments

Faultless! Totally, totally valuable. Almost like being in the real scenarios but under control. Every woman and man should do this course. 
S Bassan - Auckland City Environments

Very insightful, not complicated like usual self defence seminars. Helpful information and easy to remember. 
A Goodwin - Porse Nannycare Network

Excellent, very realistic and valuable so that in a real situation it is not completely unexpected. 
B Edlington - Auckland City Environments

Easy to understand and has given me lots of confidence to handle any possible aggressive or threatening situations. 
J Coote - Porse Nannycare Network

Very useful to have knowledge and techniques to defend myself. 
S Tang - Auckland City Environments

Today’s experience helped me feel more confident both in and out of the workplace. 
K Simmons - Manukau Leisure Centres

Excellent course! Very practical and down to Earth, also very fun! 
B Playle - Auckland City Environments

Very refreshing, realistic, fun, and worthwhile. Presenter (Phil) is very knowledgeable and experienced. Interesting and easy to understand. 
J Barnard (Team leader) - Auckland City Council

Fantastic course, it made me realise that my basic approach to dealing with conflict is great. Really enjoyed the whole course. 
N Bray – Auckland City Council

This has really helped me a lot to protect me and also my family. 
J Fiu – Manukau Leisure Centres

Great! Intense and everyone became so involved. 
L Nicholson – Porse Nannycare Network

Excellent course. Provides valuable skills for real life situations. 
B Playle – Auckland City Environments

The content and the manner in which it was put across to us was very valuable. 
F Makaea - Auckland City Council

This course was the BOMB! Awesome instructor, real effective teaching and a real nice guy. 10+++ 
T Iuli – Manukau City Council

Highly recommended! Interplay and scenarios and workbooks were very enlightening and very effective at getting the message across. 
S Bassan - Auckland City Environments

Valuable information on interviewing customers! 
I Flintham – Auckland City Council

Crated real scenarios that gave the opportunity to practice skills. 
J Ahmu - Auckland City Environments

This is real training! 
C Simpson (Team leader) - Auckland City Environments

I found the tutors to be very respectful and encouraging and provided a safe environment. 
S Burgess - Porse Nannycare Network

Interesting seminar which helps prepare you for real life situations. 
A Phillips. Auckland City Environments

I feel more confident now about how to defend and defuse bad situations and have confidence in doing so without any harm to oneself. 
H Waerea - Manukau Leisure Centres

Plenty of valuable tools. Learned a lot! 
M Viljoen - Auckland City Environments

10 out of 10. 
D Gornall - Porse Nannycare Network

Great course which took me out of my comfort zone. 
D Thompson - Auckland City Environments

Very valuable. Especially with shift work beginning and ending when it’s dark. 
R Thorne - Manukau City Council

Very authentic and well though through. 
L Marriner - Auckland City Environments

I found it very rewarding. It reminded me that I do actually use much of the advice given which pleases me and I have taken a lot more in. Many thanks – well presented. 
C Loeve - Auckland City Council

It was great! To be given this opportunity was personally an eye opener. Ka pai! 
M Vaotuua - Manukau Leisure Centres

This seminar was most useful by providing the chance to use the info we had just learned in participatory exercises – it helped to firm the info in my mind. 
L McCarthy - Auckland City Council

This seminar was very realistic, wasn’t like other conflict resolution courses I’ve done before. The realistic scenarios will really help with my role at work. 
T A’Costa - Auckland City Council

Good scenarios and books are good for reference notes. Great skills for out in the field. 
A Marsh - Auckland City Environments

Thoroughly enjoyed myself! Learned lots! 
B Rosie - Porse Nannycare Network

Although I will be extremely happy to never use the skills gained at this seminar, I am very grateful to have them! 
D van Hout - Manukau Leisure Centres

The skill set provided by the course was useful and relevant in such a way that I can benefit from the skills not only in a workplace situation but also in other areas of life. 
R Hewett - Auckland City Council

Very valuable. Some common sense tactics. 
L Kim - Auckland City Environments

I found this easy to register and take in. 
D Karl - Porse Nannycare Network

I found the seminar very useful. Examples used were closely related to our work and situatios with our customers. 
K Azad - Auckland City Environments

I personally gained so much and the seminar is a great eye-opener. 
E Clayton - Manukau City Council

Extremely valuable. Good insight. 
G Reddy - Auckland City Environments

Seminar was very engaging both mentally and physically. Real life stories helped build ‘files’ of what could be done – preparation for the future. 
J Robinson - Porse Nannycare Network

To the point and practical with everyday situations used. Not clouded with any useless information. 
P Le Roes - Auckland City Council

It was really valuable to understand that my instinctive responses could be inflammatory and how I could better defuse the situation. 
S Grey - Auckland City Environments

Faultless! Totally, totally valuable. Almost like being in the real scenarios but under control. Every woman and man should do this course. 
S Bassan - Auckland City Environments

Very insightful, not complicated like usual self defence seminars. Helpful information and easy to remember. 
A Goodwin - Porse Nannycare Network

Excellent, very realistic and valuable so that in a real situation it is not completely unexpected. 
B Edlington - Auckland City Environments

Easy to understand and has given me lots of confidence to handle any possible aggressive or threatening situations. 
J Coote - Porse Nannycare Network

Excellent course! Very practical and down to Earth, also very fun! 
B Playle - Auckland City Environments

Very refreshing, realistic, fun, and worthwhile. 
S Parkin - Porse Nannycare Network

Phil was amazing at everything. His teaching skills and communication was excellent. He takes a personal interest and cares about others’ welfare. 
K Talia’uli - Manukau City Council

Very good, energetic, enjoyed hands on learning. Didn’t feel like it dragged on and points and info were backed up with scenarios and personal experiences. 
S Roberts - Manukau Leisure Centres

I really enjoyed the seminar. Awesome presenter, learnt a lot of simple and effective skills. Just a really good experience. 
C Tuia - Manukau Leisure Centres

Fantastic! I learnt a lot is a short space of time – I feel way more confident that I could protect myself. 
A Shipley - Porse Nannycare Network

The different options we have to protect ourselves were very effective and helpful. 
S Mani - Manukau City Council

The seminar was very useful, I have never attended any courses on personal safety before and this really opened my eyes. It didn’t fill me with fear or make me think negatively about the world but really showed me ways I can be more aware and take responsibility for my own well being. I really enjoyed the presenter’s style as this is a topic that is a little scary. I thought he was credible and very engaging. 
I Rajalingam – Telecom New Zealand

Excellent. Helps you prepare as much as you can for unexpected encounters with people. 
R Aliiva’a - Manukau Leisure Centres 

I thought the seminar was fantastic, informative, useful, practical, with very sensible advice on offer. I feel I really learnt a lot from the session, the presenter had a wealth of knowledge, sharing his own personal experiences and lessons for everyone else’s benefit, very inspiring actually. 
S Chopping – Telecom New Zealand

Great! Really beneficial, much better than other self defence because of real scenarios. 
J Caspersonn - Manukau City Council

Absolutely fantastic and support it 100%. I found the seminar yesterday amazing, mind blowing and at times the adrenaline of some of Phil’s enactments sent shivers down my spine. The stories he told were amazing and because he had A LOT of experience in regards to his own personal stories it made it even more real and scary. It’s opened my eyes and made me more aware of what could happen and what to do if I was put in that situation. 
R Barker – Telecom New Zealand

This was an awesome experience. Being shown that things I already know are the skills that I can use to defend myself was highly reassuring. 
L Lawson - Manukau Leisure Centres

The instructor was a very dynamic speaker and made sure his session was really well tailored/relevant to the audience. 
L Fredericksen – Telecom New Zealand

It was very intriguing and highly informative, building on real life situations and instances, giving clear understanding of the topic. 
J Pickstone - Manukau Leisure Centres

Found it extremely insightful and as mentioned there is some basic common sense that should be applied. It certainly was interesting to learn about the psyche of the attackers and signs to look at for and general awareness. 
K Jones – Telecom New Zealand

I found it great and will definitely be able to use it (the information) in the future. 
J Williams - Manukau City Council

Lesson I have learnt from this have given me more courage to live life without fear and paranoia. 
E Salmons - Manukau Leisure Centres

I found the women’s safety seminar extremely useful and enlightening. Within 2 hours I learnt a great deal about the mindset of a predator, and what I need to be aware of (as opposed to things I really probably shouldn’t actually worry about). It was just what I needed at this time, and I am now also aware that there is more that I probably need to learn, and what I also will need to be teaching my daughter as she gets older too. I felt that my personal rights as a woman had been reinforced, and I was also provided with extremely valuable information that I can use in a potentially dangerous situation. I also now feel like I would be able to avoid a dangerous situation with the knowledge that I have. 
M Upton – Telecom New Zealand

Was a very well presented forum and more woman should be attending these. 
V Orlowski – Telecom New Zealand

It was awesome. I think it is an important course for every person to do. 
M Taito - Manukau City Council

I found the seminar extremely useful – just learning to be more aware of signals and listening to my intuition. Also the value of saying “No” and not feeling guilty or rude to have to reiterate it; keeping in control of the situation. 
H Douglas-Stowell – Telecom New Zealand

Very worthwhile for all males and females, violence is a lot more prevalent in our society than some of us realize. Amazing presenter who made it all very real and not just textbook stuff. 
N Brunner – Telecom New Zealand

I found the seminar informative and would highly recommend it. Too often you hear about the typical ‘karate chop’ defence skills which I doubt would be very helpful in a real attack and the common sense ‘rules’ for keeping safe. 
S Wong – Telecom New Zealand

This seminar is valuable not only for work and life skills but also because (for me) it was ongoing, upskilling and reinforced earlier learnt techniques. 
D Davidson - Manukau Leisure Centres

I definitely found the seminar valuable; it’s good to have such a common sense approach to women’s safety. I particularly liked the point about creating a file for certain situations so that you can “somewhat” prepare yourself. I thought the instructor was knowledgeable and made his point clearly. 
M Speir – Telecom New Zealand

All I can say is it was brilliant and it should be compulsory, and as soon as they have the children’s course available, I will be booking my 7 yr old on it! Well done! 
K Walker Mead – Telecom New Zealand

The most realistic and practical self defence course I have attended – No BS – It just works. 
L Lloyd-Barker - Manukau Leisure Centres

Very helpful course. Definitely more aware of potential dangerous situations and how to deal with them. 
A Fry - Manukau City Council

Great seminar! I learnt a lot in a short time! 
M Nash - Manukau City Council

It was fantastic! Real life scenarios and actions are key – No junk stuff we would forget. Would recommend you! N King - Manukau Leisure Centres Awesome seminar. Excellent tutor! 
S Gillespie - Manukau City Council

Great preparation for possible situations. 
G Odendaal - Manukau City Council

I found the seminar very useful, the speakers were excellent, and the humour was well placed , especially when there were clearly women amongst us, myself included who have experienced various types of violence/assaults. 
T.H. Telecom New Zealand

It was an amazing workshop, I can’t describe in words how useful I found it. I felt secure with the instructor and the environment I was in. I think everyone should take part in it. 
K Preston - Manukau Leisure Centres

I found it very informative and it would be good to do these annually. 
M Olds - Manukau Leisure Centres

I found it very valuable as I learnt how to defuse a situation and protect myself. 
T Crisp-Tuiasau - Manukau Leisure Centres

I was good learning how to talk a person out of a fight rather than have to fight them. 
L Engeler - Manukau Leisure Centres

A lot of information, useful in real life situations that I think is very valuable to self protection. 
T Tofilau - Manukau Leisure Centres

I liked that it was realistic and the instructor knows his stuff! He has made me want to think twice the next time I find myself in potential trouble. 
T Varu - Manukau Leisure Centres

This has been a great learning experience for me. I am quite small but I now know that I am as powerful as the person who is going against me. Very energetic and very motivational. 
T Pihama - Manukau Leisure Centres

Very valuable to know that you have some control over situations outside the norm. 
M Smith - Manukau Leisure Centres

I found this seminar very helpful, especially for dealing with the public. 
S Wilson - Manukau Leisure Centres

I found it interesting, informative, energetic and valuable... 
G Tusina - Manukau Leisure Centres

I would recommend this class to anyone. I would love my daughters to attend classes to save them from any harm which may arise. 
L Moore - Manukau Leisure Centres

This course is so invaluable! I learnt so much and it was put in such a realistic context I know it will be very useful for me. 
K Talanoa - Manukau Leisure Centres

The most realistic self defence course! Couldn’t be better. 
F Lsaia - Manukau Leisure Centres

Very good. Some invaluable information to use. 
S Tata - Manukau Leisure Centres

This seminar was great and was a real eye opener! 
N Teaukura - Manukau Leisure Centres

Great self defence skills learnt in real life situations. 
R Proffit - Manukau Leisure Centres