Self-defense for girls and women

This course is designed for girls and women who want to improve their physical and emotional resilience and assertiveness.
A down to earth course plenty of practical tools and advice. The self-defense course will make you feel safer and stronger which will improve your self-confidence and your self-respect.

Towards a more authentic and fearless, pure YOU!


The course is led by Magali and Patrick. Magali makes sure there is a safe and respectful environment within the group, so everyone can dive into it fully. If you have had shocking experiences in the past, she will make sure you get the right support. She takes you along practices about body awareness, body language, assertiveness, communication and mindset.  you are, followed by some exercises to get into our bodies and to dive into body language and general assertiveness principles. 

After that Patrick, the self-defense teacher takes over, with his assistants. He is a very experienced self-defense specialist with over 50 years of experience. He knows what he is talking about! He talks through some theoretic principles, the self-defense laws, and other general principles. However, most of the course is about practicing physical  self-defense techniques and principles in specific situations. While practicing real-life situations your level and sensitivities are taken into account. Patrick teaches only techniques that can really work, also outside training, and coaches you to pick those techniques that work for you, your body, your fitness level. That is why we call this a no-nonsense training.

Unique offer in Leuven

  • your wishes and sensitivities are taken into account. You are coached where needed, and encouraged to reach up to your potential in a supporting environment.
  • all your questions will be answered, you are offered practical solutions. In that we take confidentiality seriously.
  • you can count on an individual approach
  • you get to practice real-life situations, down-to-earth, no-nonsense. You can practice with women, and with safe men, which feels very empowering. You go home with knowledge and skills that you can use and apply right away.
  • sometimes these physical exercises can stir up things in you. In this course there is attention for the psychological aspects. So, not only will you become physically wiser, you will also grow in consciousness and gain more emotional power.
  • On top of that we can count on a teacher who will inspire you with his limitless passion for martial arts and self-defense and his rich experience in self-defense. He has been training for more than 50 years. He leads his own school, I.S.D.S, in Leuven and Putte. He has taught men, women, children, police officers, security teams, … You can read all about Patrick Van Vlasselaer here.

Practical information self-defense

The self-defense techniques are taught by Patrick van Vlasselaer of ISDS Belgium and his assistants. It will be about 20 hours in total spread over a series of 4 or 5 sessions.

You can participate if you are 14 years or older. For younger candidates, please contact us. 

It does not matter how fit or how young or old you are, we adapt our approach individually. That is one of the strengths of this course.

*** If you feel group sessions are too challenging for you, individual, tailor-made sessions are also possible. E-mail me at for all info! *** 


Level 1A: 2022 – standing techniques

January 14 – 21 – 28 – February 4 – 11 – 18 – March 4

Time: 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Location: Sportschuur Wilsele, Brandweg 8, 3012 Wilsele

Level 1B for those who already did Level 1A: escaping on the ground

New dates planned for 2023 – will follow

Level 2A: using weapons

Saturdays 3 – 6:30 p.m.
November 5 – 19 – December 3 – 10 – 17 

Location: Sportschuur Wilsele, Brandweg 8, 3012 Wilsele


Level 1A: 189 euro if you sign up before Dec 1 * 201 eur if you sign up afterwards * sign up 10 days before start date
Level 1B: 

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