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A kick ass program of

SELF DEFENCE

SELF ESTEEM

SELF RESPECT

What happens when Australia’s

best self defence academy teams up with

the educators and activists from the One A Day Project?

Get Up Girl is what happens.

 

A combination of physical experience, capacity building, and friendship forming.

For women & girls of all ages.

Get Up Girl Mini – ages 5-8

(mums attend too)

Over 1.5 hours we learn about:

  • Intuition – how to tell if something or someone might not be safe
  • Body sovereignty – learn that your body belongs to no-one but yourself
  • Power role models – no damsels in distress in this story telling session!
  • Basic self defence moves

 

Get up Girl Rebelle – ages 9 – 13

(mums are welcome to watch & hang out)

Please note our tween program is available as an in school program delivered over 2 sessions. Please contact the office to discuss your school’s requirements.

Over 3 hours we learn about:

  • Body awareness – what is a YES and what is a NO
  • Intuition – how to tap into your best safety tester – your intuition
  • Group dynamics – how to go against the flow if it is not safe for you
  • Consent – what is consent and why is it so important?
  • Bystander Approach – how to help out your friends if they are struggling
  • Self Esteem – get to know why YOU are really worth looking after
  • Mental & Emotional wellness – ways to keep yourself safe, happy & strong
  • Self Defence – learn practical self defence skills that will help you if you do find yourself in a sticky situation.

 

Get Up Girl Warrior – women aged 16+

Please note, our Warrior program is open to girls aged 13-16 when delivered as an in school program or with the support of a local service provider. Please contact the office to discuss having Get Up Girl delivered at your school or service.

Over 6 hours we learn about:

  • Reality Based Self Defence. Based on close quarter combat fighting skills, we teach a range of systems that work in real life. Not a sport, not a martial arts, but street smart skills that will help you when you need it most. From brush offs, right down to worst case scenario, we are going to show you just how much power you do have.
  • Situational Awareness – develop your situational intuition & keep yourself safe
  • Weapons – your best defence is your intelligence, your intuition, your independence and your VOICE. Learn how to use all 4 to keep yourself super safe in lots of different situations
  • Respectful Relationships – red flags, green flags and what to do about them
  • Consent – what is consent and what you can do if your consent is being ignored or challenged
  • Reporting pathways and accessing help – find out what is available in our community – help when & how you need it.
  • Sister Support – meet a group of like minded kick ass women who will have your back from this day forward.

Dates, places & tickets….

Mini (5-8)

Rebelle (9-13)

Warrior (Women aged 16+)

  • BELLINGEN

Sat Nov 30th, 10-11.30am

$35 each or $65 for 2 girls (mums train free)

tickets here

  • MULLUMBIMBY

Sat January 18, 10-11.30am

$35 each or $65 for 2 girls (mums train free)

tickets here

  • BELLINGEN

Sat Nov 30th, 1.00 - 4.00pm

$49 each or $85 for 2 girls

tickets here

  • MULLUMBIMBY

Sat January 18, 1.00 - 4.00pm

$49 each or $85 for 2 girls

tickets here

  • COFFS HARBOUR

Sat December 7th, 9.30 - 3.30pm

$99 each or $149 for 2 people

tickets here

  • MULLUMBIMBY

Sunday January 19, 9.30 - 3.30pm

$99 each or $149 for 2 people

tickets here

Weekly Warrior Training for Women

The ULTIMATE Self Defence System for Women

Build your self defence skills, fitness, situational awareness and overall confidence. Tailored for all fitness levels and all skill levels, in a women’s only environment.  Open to women of all ages 18+. Girls aged 14-18 may apply to join classes with consent from instructor and guardian. Please contact us directly about this.

Classes will commence January 9, 2020, every Thursday night from 6.30pm – 8.00pm, at Bellingen Hub. Class numbers are strictly limited so booking is essential.

COME FOR YOUR FIRST CLASS FREE – Booking is ESSENTIAL

Regular cost:
  • Casual class $20
  • Weekly direct debit $15 (minimum of 6 weeks)

 

Frequently Asked Questions

How is this different to other Self Defence Courses?

Most self defence courses only focus on the physical aspect of safety. Not only do we cover the psychology of violence, we also include:

  • Situational awareness
  • Mental & emotional wellness
  • Relationship skills
  • Self esteem building
  • Body image improvement
  • Resilience & confidence

Not only that, we are very proud to be one of the only programs in NSW with ALL female instructors, who are also highly specialised practitioners in the domestic violence and sexual assault sectors. Lily Isobella, our head instructor is one of only 4 fully qualified female Pure Reality Based Self Defence Instructors in the country, so you can be assured you will be training with the very best.

Is this martial arts?

No.

The physical systems we learn during the day have been developed from close quarter fighting styles, and are based on realistic “street” scenarios. There is a huge focus on preventing violence and aggression, situational awareness, and using realistic survival strategies.

Will I get hurt?

You only participate at a level that is comfortable and safe for you. In one session trainings we are completely non-contact between participants – you will have a chance to give our instructors a good smack though (they are tough and can take a hit!)

I have been assaulted in the past...

Whilst our instructors are trauma informed trainers, we request you chat to us before registering. We firmly believe the Warrior training to be a powerful addition to recovery and we would love to see every survivor attend. We pride ourselves on your safety – emotionally and mentally as well as your physical safety. We run special Survivor Warrior trainings throughout the year and we request that you consider training at one of these sessions if you feel vulnerable in large groups or with touch.

Please contact Lily directly to talk about where you are at with your journey, and which training will be most suitable for you.

Do I need to be fit to attend?

NO!! This is not a fitness course, this is a life skills course. You can come along in any state.

You will be challenged in a fun and safe environment and you will be asked to tell us about any pre-existing physical conditions or illnesses that might impact on your ability to participate fully.

How many people are in each group?

 

We take a maximum of 12 girls in Minis and Rebelles. We allow up to 20 women to attend a Warrior day. We may have more than one instructor present for a larger class.

Due to these very limited numbers, tickets sell out very quickly

 

What does it cost?

Mini: (1.5 hours) $35 each or $65 for 2 girls (mums participate for free!)

Rebelle: (3 hours)  $49 each or $85 for 2 girls

Warrior: (6 hours)  $99 each or $149 for 2 women

 

Where will it be held?

Please see ticket section for details.

What should I wear?

Loose comfortable clothing and sports shoes

Minimal or no jewellery

Hair tied back or bring ties with you

 

What should I bring?

Any attendee under the age of 18  will need a parent or guardian to sign their registration form. These will be emailed to you at least one week prior to the event.

You will need a water bottle & for the Warrior training you will need a healthy light lunch as well as snacks.

You will need to bring any medication you might need (like asthma puffers etc)

 

 

Do parents attend?

A parent or carer must attend and participate in all Mini sessions. Get Up Girl is a female only training space, for safety and integrity. We welcome all those who identify as female. If you are a solo male carer, or if you are unable to find a suitable female carer to attend with your daughter, please contact us to discuss how we can help.

We advise mums to hang out and be inspired during the Rebelle session. You will learn lots and will also have loads of interesting things to talk about afterwards.

Anyone over the age of 16 can attend Warrior training without a parent (16-18 need permission slips still). If you are aged 14-16, you can attend with a parent who is also attending and participating.

 

Who are the instructors?

 

Lily Isobella

CEO, Founder & Boss Babe Instructor

With a background in Herbal Medicine & Counselling, Lily has specialised in women’s health, and specifically recovery from sexual trauma for over 2 decades.  Between her private practice and her speaking career she has helped thousands of women claim back their health, vitality, body sovereignty & mental well-being after instances of sexual abuse, rape, violence & trauma.

A qualified reality based self defence instructor, Lily is keen to teach every woman how to stand tall and walk safe. Totally dedicated to changing the destiny of one young person every single day, for the rest of her life, she spends her waking hours facilitating educational programs, parenting her 3 epic kids  and curating social change events.

 

Isabel Pavlich-Miles

Bad Ass Boxing Warrior Woman

With an abundance of energy Isabel is a leopard print wearing, go getting, shiny sequin who oozes enthusiasm. She’s not afraid to get silly and connects and relates to young people with ease, creating a safe and supported space for them to express their true selves and engage with difficult conversations.

A fierce but kind warrior woman, who is always up for a fight. Fighting for humanitarian rights, fighting for social equity, fighting for young people to be heard, and fighting in amateur boxing competitions. With extensive experience in supporting women and young people through trauma and the lived experience of domestic and sexual violence, Isabel is committed to working with both young men and women to change the way the world works and create a safer society for all.

 

The Get Up Girl in my area is all sold out - now what??

We only allow small groups for Get Up Girl, so tickets are in high demand. If you have missed your area, please email us at lily@theoneadayproject.org to go on the wait list.

 

Our Instructors

We are very proud to be the ONLY program in NSW with ALL female instructors, who are also highly specialised practitioners in the domestic violence and sexual assault sectors. Lily Isobella, our head instructor is one of only 4 fully qualified female Pure Reality Based Self Defence Instructors in the country, so you can be assured you will be training with the very best.

We pride ourselves on our skill, integrity, compassion, fun and dedication to the safety of women and children.

Lily Isobella

CEO, Founder & Boss Babe Instructor

With a background in Herbal Medicine & Counselling, Lily has specialised in women’s health, and specifically recovery from sexual trauma for over 2 decades.  Between her private practice and her speaking career she has helped thousands of women claim back their health, vitality, body sovereignty & mental well-being after instances of sexual abuse, rape, violence & trauma.

A qualified & registered (World Combat Association) Reality Based Self Defence instructor, Lily is keen to teach every woman how to stand tall and walk safe. Totally dedicated to changing the destiny of one young person every single day, for the rest of her life, she spends her waking hours facilitating educational programs, parenting her 3 epic kids  and curating social change events.

Isabel Pavlich-Miles

Bad Ass Boxing Warrior Woman

With an abundance of energy Isabel is a leopard print wearing, go getting, shiny sequin who oozes enthusiasm. She’s not afraid to get silly and connects and relates to young people with ease, creating a safe and supported space for them to express their true selves and engage with difficult conversations.

A fierce but kind warrior woman, who is always up for a fight. Fighting for humanitarian rights, fighting for social equity, fighting for young people to be heard, and fighting in amateur boxing competitions. With extensive experience in supporting women and young people through trauma and the lived experience of domestic and sexual violence, Isabel is committed to working with both young men and women to change the way the world works and create a safer society for all.

Dates, places & tickets….

Mini (5-8)

Rebelle (9-13)

Warrior (16+)

  • BELLINGEN

Sat Nov 30th, 10-11.30am

$35 each or $65 for 2 girls (mums train free)

tickets here

  • MULLUMBIMBY

Sat January 18, 10-11.30am

$35 each or $65 for 2 girls (mums train free)

tickets here

  • BELLINGEN

Sat Nov 30th, 1.00 - 4.00pm

$49 each or $85 for 2 girls

tickets here

  • MULLUMBIMBY

Sat January 18, 1.00 - 4.00pm

$49 each or $85 for 2 girls

tickets here

  • COFFS HARBOUR

Sat December 7th, 9.30 - 3.30pm

$99 each or $149 for 2 people

tickets here

  • MULLUMBIMBY

Sunday January 19, 9.30 - 3.30pm

$99 each or $149 for 2 people

tickets here