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This is no ordinary combat class.

We don’t do dark spaces and stark lighting. We don’t push members past their limits and shout to make ourselves heard. We provide a light, welcoming space that puts you at ease and in control. We respect boundaries and choices. We listen and learn. 

What is conscious combat?

Conscious Combat is not fighting. It combines consciousness with the physicality of martial arts to allow us to move from a state of self-defence to offense. By allowing ourselves to explore our vulnerabilities and process our trauma, we are able to discover our body’s full strength and capability. By teaching combat in a conscious way, guided by trauma-informed principles, we aim to help people expand their window of tolerance.

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About us

The Conscious Combat Club started as virtual classes in November 2020. Australia had just experienced one of the worst bushfire seasons in its history and the world was still in the throes of the pandemic. Trauma was all around us and it was disproportionately affecting women. In response, we created the Conscious Combat Club to offer a safe space for women living with trauma to reclaim their body, confidence and strength through trauma-informed martial arts. 

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Our commitment to inclusion

The Conscious Combat Club was founded in response to gender-based violence, particularly violence against women. We welcome all women to join The Conscious Combat Club, including LGBTQ+ women and gender diverse people who identify with womanhood. We are on a journey towards including people of all genders in our program, explicitly including sexuality and/or gender diverse people. 
We're proud to practice alongside a community of inclusive practitioners in Victoria. Shout out to the Victorian Inclusive Practitioners list. 
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A safe space for women living with trauma to reclaim their body, confidence and strength through trauma informed martial arts

We acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we work, live and play. Always was, always will be Aboriginal Land.