Family Self Defense Academy C.O.B.R.A.

A Police Academy for Civilians ..

Your Family ..Your Safety ! Our concern ..


The Family Self Defence Academy was started with the need to provide self defence classes and courses for the family.  We are a proudly affiliated Self Defense facility and also registered with C.O.B.R.A DEFENSE SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL .C.O.B.R.A.™ was created in the United States of America by a former  Sheriff, Maximum Security Corrections Officer and Martial Arts expert.  The system combines real experience in law enforcement, corrections,  multiple combative systems and military advisement. C.O.B.R.A.™ is  structured just like a police academy. Link to our C.O.B.R.A DEFENSE WEBSITE , click here

F.S.D.A. offers a range of different skills in a class format , from close combat to anti rape , home invasion and more. One great benefit is that you will gain confidence , awareness and improve your fitness at the same time. F.S.D.A is a division of Precision Fitness - Premuim suppliers of Health and Fitness equipment.

C.O.B.R.A. self-defense training

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C.O.B.R.A.™ Is A Police Academy For Civilians
Combining experience in law enforcement, close quarter combat techniques, martial arts & the psychology of criminal intent the Combat Objective Battle Ready Applications, or C.O.B.R.A.™, self-defense system is a 10 Week Academy designed to be highly effective in real world situations where your survival is on the line.
 Ex-street cop, sheriff and corrections officer, Joe Lewis-blackbelt, school owner, author and C.O.B.R.A.™ founder Chris Sutton has written the book (literally) on the pyschology of self-defense. This is not simply a collection of "cool moves," but a complete system covering both the mental and physical aspects of self-defense with a unique emphasis on scenario training.

Our Mission Is To Make EVERYONE Safer
Everyone deserves to improve their security. No matter your age, gender, or level of expertise.
 There is no martial protocol. No uniforms. No belts. No bowing. This is a "Police Academy For Civilians."
 Avoid conflict in the first place and keep in control when conflict is unavoidable -- when most people mentally and physically shut down. C.O.B.R.A.™ is an eye-opening and rewarding experience for students.
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F.S.D.A. Courses

Self Defense Courses and Classes

  • R1200.00
  • 07/27/2019 08:30 AM
  • Rivonia Medical Center. Rivonia Road , Sandton

This course is an excellent introductory course covering a wide range of self-defense applications. Students will receive a certificate upon completion of the course. You don’t have to be in shape or superfit to complete the course. If you are not sure about your physical condition and if you will be able to complete the training then please call us for advice ! There is lots to learn ..

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  • R350.00
  • 07/19/2019 08:30 AM
  • At the workplace

Corporate Self Defense training can range anywhere from brief lectures/seminars on enhancing awareness with no physical training at all to full-blown programs that include awareness training along with comprehensive training in specific and necessary physical self defense skills. Companies need to see the short-term and long-term value in providing important life-saving skills for their employees.

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  • R250.00
  • 10/31/2017 08:30 AM
  • Rivonia Medical Center , Rivonia Road , Sandton

Our Armed Robbery Awareness Training can by done by Companies or Private Individuals. With the current state of Companies being robbed and employees safety compromised we have put together a training course in Robbery Safety.

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  • R595.00
  • 08/05/2017 11:31 AM
  • Johannesburg

This is a condensed version of the Basic 4 hour course where participants learn some of the skills needed for self defense but in a reduced time of 2 hours. This is really just basic procedure in the event of an attack.

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C.O.B.R.A Defense Courses

C.O.B.R.A. Self Defense Training - A Police academy for civilians

  • R450.00
  • 11/20/2019 08:30 AM
  • Johannesburg

Most people spend more time at work than anywhere else. Whether you work as a real estate agent, teacher, late night manager or other professional – we can provide corporate C.O.B.R.A. training.

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  • R1200.00
  • 07/27/2019 08:30 AM
  • Rivonia Medical Center , Rivonia Road , Sandton

This is a 6 hour day packed with self defense tools and great fun to do .. Generally survival camps are conducted on a Saturday, as most adults and families are off work.

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  • R750.00
  • 05/31/2019 12:35 PM
  • National

Real Estate Professionals: "Don't be a victim! Learning C.O.B.R.A. Self Defense Tactics for Realtors allowed me to get inside the mind of a criminal. I walked away with real life tools that can be used immediately to save a life." Serina F. - Real Estate Professional

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  • R5500.00
  • 04/20/2019 09:00 AM
  • Rivonia Medical Center , Rivonia Road , Sandton

The 10 week academy is a top sort after program and will give you survival tools that will be easy to learn but tough going . This is a Police Academy for Civilians.

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  • R1200.00
  • 02/02/2019 08:30 AM
  • Rivonia Medical Center , Rivonia Road , Sandton

Teenagers are exceptionally vulnerable to social and criminal attack due to the fact that they are generally very impressionable and naive to real world violence.

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  • 12/12/2017 01:22 PM
  • Ebook

In this book you will discover: what real-life self-defense actually is – and how to survive in today’s world; why self-defense training should be a priority for everyone; the difference between self-defense and marital arts… And that’s just the beginning!

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  • 05/17/2016 08:00 PM
  • 12 Granite Road , Fourways , JHB

This program is designed for children to become more bully resistant. It is made to put the power into the family not the school . We help you develop a plan for the child and his or her family .. this is where it all starts ..

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Self Defense Products

Self Protection Products that may save your life ..

Self Protection Products


Honeycomb Hair Brush

Honeycomb Hair Brush with hidden concealed pointed knife .. This self defense knife is actually a stiletto dagger.



Baton APS - Expandable

Baton APS - Expandable.



Kubotans are highly accessible, extremely durable, and very effective self defense weapons.


Pepper Spray Direct Stream 40gram / 60ml with Pouch

Liquid Bullet Pepper Spray is specifically designed and developed to release a tight coherent stream pattern directed at the attacker without contaminating the immediate surroundings.



Antony Hofer

President and CEO ( F.S.D.A )

Antony Hofer heads up the Gauteng division on F.S.D.A. and brings his experience and background together to form a successful team of highly qualified team members.

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Johannesburg - Fourways

Classes and courses are held in Fourways Johannesburg OR onsite as requested by customers

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Contact the Family Self Defense Academy for details on Course and Classes

  • Rivonia Medical Center , Sandton, South Africa
  • Cnr 10th Avenue and Rivonia Road


People can hone their situational awareness ability by practicing some simple drills.

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Criminals are more interested in your digital footprint and what your messages, emails, apps and saved details can lead them to..

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While we have the right to defend ourselves, it is not always clear under which circumstances one has the right to shoot ... So listen up .

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Have you ever wondered what your rights are as a citizen ? Can you arrest somebody and under what circumstances ? What is a schedule 1 offense ? Read more and get the facts ..

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Pepper spray is most effective when used the right way, and without knowing how to use it correctly you can put yourself at risk for pepper spray failure. Although using it is a straightforward process there are still some guidelines you should follow:

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Rule 1: Treat every firearm as loaded Rule 2: Always point firearms in a safe direction Rule 3: Load a firearm only when ready to fire Rule 4: Identify your target beyond all doubt Rule 5: Check your firing zone Rule 6: Store firearms and ammunition safely Rule 7: Avoid alcohol and drugs when handling firearms

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