2019 ESD Workshops





March 3rd Sunday 9 to 5pm Women Only Workshop Level 1 *including individuals identifying as female 

March 31st Sunday 9 to 12pm Women Only Workshop  Level 1 *including individuals identifying as female

April 27th Saturday 1 to 4pm Children 9 to 16 years

May 11th Saturday 1 to 4pm Seniors 60 and over 

June 9th Sunday 9 to 12pm Male only Workshop *including individuals identifying as male

July 7th Sunday 9 to 12pm LGBTQ

September 15th Sunday 9 to 12pm Women only level 2 *including individuals identifying as female and must have completed Level 1

October 15th Sunday 9 to 12pm All inclusive

November 24th Sunday 9 to 12pm Women only *including individuals identifying as female

Empowerment Self-Defence is a method of self-defence

originally developed by women for women and other populations

perceived as vulnerable. It teaches practical skills relating to the

physical, emotional, mental, spiritual and social-cultural factors

of coping with unwanted situations. The method provides a

rich tool box of physical and mental techniques for responding

to a variety of attacks; from acquaintances or stranger, in the

public, professional or personal spheres from verbal harassment

to various types of physical attacks.

In this self defence program Antonella offers a synthesis between women’s everyday realities, awareness of  psychology of attacks towards women and other high-risk populations.

The ESD workshops are rooted in personal and group empowerment and it draws from the world of holistic body-mind-consciousness connection.


Where: Venus Fitness

3/61 Holdsworth Street,  Coorparoo QLD 4151  Ph: (07) 3847 9888

Carparks available at Coles and Woolworths (no limits apply), Very close to the Coorparoo Bus Stop on Old Cleveland Road and Coorparoo train station

When: Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your start time 

Please arrive on time as you will need to complete a waiver and get your name tag

What to bring: Bottle of water, your own lunch, money to buy own food, open mind

What to wear: Active gear, clean training shoe’s and arrive with a high standard of hygiene

In your workshop you will leave knowing how to use your voice, the strong parts of your body you didn’t even know you have and be able to use your strategic mind to deescalate potentially violent situations.

This is an all engaging workshop and we want you to ask lots of questions and you will have lots of opportunity to practice your new skills. 

But in the meantime if you have questions call Antonella direct on:

042 331 0471 or

Email : antonella@antonellaspatola.com