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Sun, 25 July


Online Zoom Workshop

Online Empowerment Class: Self Defence for Men

Register your place for our first Self Defence Class for men! Learn and equip yourself with mental and physical techniques to feel empowered! This workshop will now be run online, free for current LEXSA Members.

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Online Empowerment Class: Self Defence for Men
Online Empowerment Class: Self Defence for Men

Time & Location

25 July 2021, 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm AEST

Online Zoom Workshop

About The Event

Due to the recent restrictions within Southern Cross University, we have decided to host this workshop online.

It will be held via zoom and be a shorter course as the physical component cannot be practiced. Our hosts; Lisa and Mark from Empowered Today will present the information as well as a variety of activities.

This workshop is free for LEXSA Members. Students must be current LEXSA members to register and attend this event.


We're excited to announce our second Empowerment Class: Self Defence for men! We're working with the team at Empowered Today to host this workshop. Mark and Lisa Evans, a husband and wife team, will be your hosts for the male-identified workshop.

The goal of this workshop is for you to be empowered and equipped with a toolkit of mental and physical techniques to use, not only in potentially violent situations but also in your everyday life. Through a variety of learning experiences (including information sharing, practice drills and real-life scenarios) we will cover a range of topics and strategies that will help you understand yourself better and feel confident to deal with any situation that may come your way.

Topics will include...

  • The 4 Types of Violence
  • Situational Awareness
  • Risk Assessment
  • Perpetrator Psychology
  • The ‘Monkey Dance’
  • Non-verbal communication
  • Pre-violence Indicators
  • De-escalation
  • Avoid, Evade and Escape Tactics
  • The Adrenal Response
  • Physical Skills (minimum force)
  • Practical Physical Techniques (for violent encounters)

For more information on Empowerment Self Defence (ESD), visit


Empowered Today is a local not-for-profit organisation offering Empowerment & Self Defence training in the Northern Rivers area. We are committed to helping reduce the statistics of gender-based violence in Australia. ESD (Empowerment Self Defence) is the new paradigm in self-defence training.


Mark Evans: Mark has been doing martial arts for over 25 years earning a 5th-degree black belt in Aikido and 2nd-degree black belt in Goshindo as well as training in Jeet Kun Do and Fillipino Kali. He has been running dojos and teaching self-defence for the last 15 years. Mark has been involved in Men's work since the late 90's and has received both facilitation and leadership training. His goal is to effect positive change in people's lives by providing training that empowers those at risk of violence.

Lisa Evans: Lisa has over 20 years of teaching experience and is one of only three certified ESD trainers in Australia. She is a 1st-degree black belt in both Aikido and Goshindo and is also trained in mindfulness therapy. Lisa's focus is teaching practical skills that people can use to improve their everyday lives and feel empowered to navigate any difficult situation they may face.

*We are also hosting a female-only class. Please return to our "What's On" page to register for it.


  • 2021 LEXSA Member

    1 x Self Defence Class Ticket for 2021 LEXSA Member (male/male identifying students only)

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