Multi sports, Traditional Martial Arts classes and Self Defence courses. Expressions of interest for a FREE trial lesson or phone/Text John Gill 0490189891

Multi sports and Traditional Martial Arts classes available throughout Sydney and Melbourne. Email for your nearest location.

Welcome to Australian School of Self Defence and Motivational Masters. Empowering people and improving lives since 1985.

Learn from World Champion John Gill as seen on The Today Show, Studio Ten, The Morning Show, Sunrise and Kerri-Anne

Now Available in Melbourne and Sydney’s North Shore and Northern Beaches

We offer Martial Arts and self defence classes, Multi -Sports , Anti-Bullying and Womens Self Defence Workshops at Sydney and Melbourne. Corporate Motivational/Empowerment workshops also available.

Kids Class

Bullying is a real problem, I think we can all agree. There are good ways to deal with bullying and there are bad ways.

Women's Class

Physical, verbal and psychological defence strategies, suitable for women of all ages and fitness levels.

Mixed Class

Mixed classes for both genders; Safe environment under professional supervision; No experience necessary. Beginners welcome.

Our Classes and Workshops

Classes and workshops throughout Sydney, for your FREE lesson email us HERE

Throughout Sydney’s Northern Beaches, North Shore, Eastern and Western Suburbs

Instructor to your Home, workplace or local Gym also available !

Learn from world Self Defence champion and International Motivational speaker John Gill as Featured on The Today Show Studio Ten , Sunrise, The Morning Show & Kerri-Anne

Our classes will benefit your life and are Fun, non-contact, Easy to Learn and Safe to Practice. We keep the Art in Martial Arts by teaching the Philosophy of Peace, Harmony, Respect, Self Control, and Self Discipline.

Radio Interviews

SPECIAL OFFER ! Learn immediately by Downloading John Gill’s best self defence techniques now and receive a FREE Self protection /Empowerment workshop valued at $75


Multi-Sports and Martial Arts for Adults and Children available. Email here for current timetable

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About John Gill

Current World Self Defence champion and Winner of 15 World Martial Arts Championships (all over 18 yrs Blackbelt divisions) more

Television Segments

Television Appearances and World Championship Action With John Gill, Women’s self defence Show on the today more

S.A.F.E Workshops

SAFE seminar has been specifically designed for women, children and parents by 15 times world self defence champion John more

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Martial Arts classes, Weekend Motivational, Success coaching and Self-Protection/ more

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My Blog

Welcome to my blog and you may not realise the statistics re violence against women and children which are more


  • Having minimal experience in self defense, I started training with John Gill. Being a very hesitant person, I didn’t think it was possible for me to be able to do it. He made the classes fun and gives you the feeling that you are capable of doing anything. My life has turned around, and I am no longer that hesitant person anymore.  I am  now filled with confidence and major skills in defending myself. There is no better feeling than being able to stand up for yourself and hold your ground. No more getting bullied.

    Celine | 15 yrs old
  • John Gill is a self defense master. He will turn you into an ultimate weapon and install the utmost confidence in yourself. There isn’t a better feeling than walking down the street knowing that you can handle anything that comes your way. I decided to make it a family event and know that my whole family can now defend themselves in any situation. Especially my kids, so when they head off to college, I know that no matter what happens, they can take care of themselves.  Best thing a parent can do to protect their children.

  • Learning taekwondo with Mr Gill has improved my confidence, discipline and self-esteem. It is also fun and a great way to keep fit. Earlier this year we did a self-defence segment on “the mornings with Kerri-Anne show.” The show was about anti-bulling and I demonstrated a few self-defence moves. It was fun and a whole new experience!

    Kieran | age 12
  • Hi, my name is Karl Warren 1st dan black belt from Tauranga New Zealand and I have a passion for Taekwondo and enjoy competing, I also enjoy teaching an hold a national certificate for referring, so I was thrilled to attend a seminar held by Master John Gill as he has won world titles and I did not want to miss this opportunity to see him. It’s fantastic to learn new methods and techniques in any martial art but to have the right teacher is most important, for you need the right technical information, correct posture, force applied, different applications and variations in technic. I personally found these questions answered and learned so much in such a small amount of time. I am looking forward to his next seminar as he has certainly made me wanting more. John Gill has a teaching passion and makes his courses exciting and fun.

    Karl Warren
  • As someone who started training in Tae Kwon Do back in 1979 I had seen Hapkido but never spent more than a few bumbling minutes at it. Attending a John Gill self defense workshop in 2006 was the first time I really got to try it out. WOW! John made learning exciting. His passion for self defense is infectious. I’ve gone from someone who was always a bit nervous about self defense training to a student who can’t wait for more! John is approachable, positive, motivating and fun. His demonstrations are brilliant. John doesn’t just talk the talk he walks the walk. His workshop is without doubt the best self defense training I have ever participated in and I can’t wait for more.

    Karen Anderson
  • John Gill worked with Prep to Year 6 students at Ferntree Gully North Primary School. He conducted Safety and self-defence clinics to our school, in which students were engaged and motivated. His ability to effectively communicate with and instruct students was particularly evident with all the Children. His professionalism and commitment to the teaching of self-defence and children’s safety is to be commended. I would like to take this opportunity to thank John Gill for dedicating his time and effort and providing our students with a valuable experience.

    Claudia O’Neill | Physical Education Teacher ,Ferntree Gully North Primary School
  • Master John Gill has won 11 world championships and is one of the world’s best and most experienced instructors. I highly recommend you attend his classes as it will improve your life and possibly save it one day!

    Graham Slater | Chairman International Martial Arts Alliance

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Our workshops and regular after school and evening classes are held at 1186 Pacific Highway, Pymble and 6 Babbage Rd, Roseville.

Direct after school Taekwondo/Multi sport classes at Summer Hill & West Pymble public school halls.

Regular Martial Arts classes and Multi-Sports available in Pymble, Roseville Chase, Baulkham Hills and Parramatta! EMAIL us here for further information

Mobile service “Instructor2U” also available throughout all areas of Sydney.