Self-Defense Classes for Females.

Self-Defense Classes for Females Overview.

Stirling Karate’s self-defense classes for females offer a unique opportunity for women of all ages to learn essential self-defence skills in a supportive and empowering environment. Designed to cater to women’s specific needs, these classes not only focus on physical techniques but also build confidence, awareness, and strength. Whether you are a young adult, a working professional, or a senior, these classes provide valuable skills that transcend the dojo and apply to everyday life.


The classes are taught by Sensei Karin Prinsloo, a 6th Dan JKA Instructor, and Sensei Graz Prinsloo, a 4th Dan JKA Instructor. Their experience in karate, combined with a deep commitment to empowering women, makes their instruction both relevant and inspiring. They emphasize not just the physical aspects of self-defence but also the mental and emotional resilience required in challenging situations.

Class Structure and Training Approach.

The self defense classes for females are structured to provide a comprehensive learning experience:

  • The classes begin with a focus on fundamental self-defense techniques, ensuring a solid foundation is built.
  • As participants progress, they are introduced to more advanced techniques, including how to respond to various types of aggression and attacks.
  • Conditioning exercises are incorporated to improve physical fitness – crucial for self-defense.
  • Scenarios and role-playing exercises are used to simulate real-life situations, providing practical experience in applying techniques.
  • A significant portion of each class is dedicated to developing situational awareness and prevention strategies.

What to Bring to Class.

Participants should come prepared with:

Water Bottle

A water bottle for hydration throughout the class.

A Karate Suit

Beginners can wear comfortable stretchy pants to facilitate ease of movement and flexibility and a t-shirt for comfort and to maintain a full range of motion during exercises.


A positive mental attitude that’s ready to learn.

Check out our online shop for some Karate clothing and accessories.

Class Schedule.

Our classes are scheduled to accommodate various lifestyles and commitments:


6:00 – 7:00 pm


6:00 – 7:00 pm

Saturday Morning

8:00 – 9:30 am

Why Martial Arts for Females.

Martial arts training offers numerous benefits for women:

  • Self-Defense Skills: Learn practical and effective techniques to protect yourself in various situations.
  • Physical Fitness: Improve strength, flexibility, and endurance.
  • Mental Strength: Develop greater focus, discipline, and self-confidence.
  • Emotional Well-being: Gain a sense of empowerment and resilience.
  • Social Support: Join a community of women who share common goals and support each other’s growth.

A Typical Class Experience at Stirling Karate.

A typical class in our female self-defense program includes:

  • Warm-up exercises to prepare the body and mind for physical activity.
  • Technique training focusing on practical self-defense moves.
  • Partner drills to practice and refine skills in a realistic yet safe setting.
  • Scenario-based training to apply techniques in simulated situations.
  • Group discussions on prevention strategies and personal safety tips.

Commitment to Safety and Injury Prevention.

We are committed to the safety and well-being of our participants:

  • Techniques are taught with a focus on safety and efficiency.
  • Instructors closely monitor each participant to ensure correct form and prevent injuries.
  • Classes are conducted in a respectful and supportive environment, where women can train without fear of judgment or harm.

Embracing the Community and Culture at Stirling Karate.

Our classes are more than just self-defense training; they are a gateway to a supportive community:

  • Regular community events and gatherings are organized to foster camaraderie.
  • Cultural aspects of martial arts, including its history and philosophy, are integrated into the training.
  • A supportive network is built, where women can share experiences and encourage each other.

Progression and JKA Belt System Explained.

While the primary focus is on self-defence, we also have a progression system:

  • Participants can track their progress and development through a structured belt system.
  • Each belt level represents a milestone in skill, understanding, and personal growth.
  • The system motivates continuous improvement and provides a sense of achievement.

Special Workshops and Guest Seminars.

We offer additional learning opportunities through:

  • Workshops focusing on specific self-defense techniques and strategies.
  • Guest seminars by experts in self-defence, personal safety, and martial arts.
  • These sessions provide diverse perspectives and deeper insights into self-defence.

Self Defense Classes For Females FAQs.

Our classes are designed for women of all fitness levels. We adapt our training to meet your physical capabilities.

Self defense classes for females empower women by equipping them with the skills and confidence to defend themselves, promoting physical fitness, and fostering a supportive community.

Yes, the techniques taught are practical and effective, tailored to real-life scenarios that women might encounter.

Regular attendance, ideally at least twice a week, is recommended for consistent progress and skill development.

For information on the costs of joining our Self Defense Classes for Females, please refer to our fees page.

Inspirational Member Stories.

We share inspiring stories of women who have transformed through our classes. These testimonials speak to the power of self-defense training in boosting confidence, strength, and personal growth.

Community and Beyond.

Our self defense classes for females extend their impact beyond self-defense training. We encourage women to apply the principles learned in our classes to all aspects of their lives, advocating for personal safety, empowerment, and community involvement. Our goal is to create a ripple effect where empowered women can make positive changes in their lives and communities.