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Learn simple & effective skills for safety through a rainbow lens

Course Dates/Times:


Nov 19 & Nov 26 2023, 1pm-4pm

*Attendance on both days is required for the completion of the course



Auckland Central City Library, 44/46 Lorne Street, Auckland 1010

Join us for this special PERSONAL SAFETY EDUCATION/SELF-DEFENCE course designed specifically for the Rainbow communities of Aotearoa New Zealand. This course has been developed by Kia Haumaru, an organisation with over twenty years of experience bringing the self-defence kaupapa to Aotearoa.


Self-defence is about disrupting violence to give yourself a chance to get away. How to disrupt violence is different for different people, depending on how you are perceived by society. 

Learn simple and effective skills for increasing personal and collective safety in a wide variety of situations. Learn about your rights, setting boundaries and how to disable a larger, stronger attacker. In addition, this course will cover:


- Basic physical techniques; kicks, punches, other strikes and blocks
- Some evasive techniques
- Interactive kōrero about relationship safety

  • Learn simple & effective skills for safety through a rainbow lens

    Starts Nov 19

    From 55 New Zealand dollars

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People of all genders (aged 16+) are welcome. Please note, a brief one-on-one kōrero between yourself and one of our staff members will take place once you have signed up. This kōrero is to ensure this course is safe and suitable for you. Self-defence and violence can be confronting subjects to engage with, particularly for LGBTQ+ folk who are disproportionately more likely to experience harm. We make it our top priority to create a safe, inclusive space for whakawhanaungatanga (connecting) and akoranga (learning). 

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