We recently joined forces with Wing Chun & Jiu-Jitsu Melbourne to provide practical self-defence techniques to our staff in a class led by professional Declan Eipper – a black belt in traditional Wing Chun Kung Fu and a four-stripe blue belt in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. 

In light of recent worrying attacks in Melbourne, particularly on women, fourteen members of our team were shown a number of techniques that will assist and prepare them in case of a tricky situation against a larger or stronger opponent. 

Our office was transformed for an action-packed session of self-defence, with Declan showing our team useful moves that are technique based rather than strength based. We focused on basic skills that are simple and easy to remember, including how to release a hand grip, choke holds, and combat rear attacks. 

Declan is a leading expert in Wing Chun and Jiu-Jitsu, with six years of full time training under his belt and is a three-time National All Styles (NAS) Victorian State Champion. It was a privilege to meet Declan and the team had a fun filled day learning the valuable techniques. 

At CVA, we are committed to creating a safe and enjoyable work space for our staff. We not only work hard to provide exceptional service to our clients, but also take the time to listen and care for our own team members. We hope the session has empowered our team and helped prepare them for any potentially difficult situations.  

We all thoroughly enjoyed the session and left feeling more at ease and confident with new-found skills. A big thank you to Declan for guiding us through the moves and showing us the ropes!