Self Defence

*** These classes are not currently offered as they are under development ***

Budo South Self Defence is a system created using elements of Taekwondo, Hapkido and Judo.

Budo South Self Defence is a multi-martial art system created by Master John Tysoe (Brisbane). Master John’s resume reads as a Dan/Black Belt/Black Sash holder in: Judo, Karate, Taekwondo, Haidong Gumdo, Jujitsu and Tai Chi.

In respect to each other we do observe some semi traditional martial arts courtesies & have a belt system in recognition of progress however our focus is on promoting awareness & education in the area of personal safety & self defence. Our intention is to teach a system that is effective, practical & fun to learn in a safe & friendly learning environment.


Training is by appointment only

Gradings follow two formats:

  • In Person Grading with Master Tysoe – either in New Zealand or Australia. Flights are arrange at the cost of the person grading
  • Skype or Video Recorded Grading – organised by Garry Carpenter

…but remember – it’s not about the belts, it’s about survival

Benefits to you:

  • self defence skills
  • situational awareness skills
  • strategies in keeping yourself safe
  • confidence & self-esteem
  • friendship & respect