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What is self defence?
What is Self Defence?

The main objective of the Course is to cultivate in the individual the mental awareness and the effective and practical techniques of self defence in order to develop a sense of empowerment and confidence.

Wing Chun Lessons
Learn Kung Fu with Anne

Wing Chun Kung Fu is an effective form of self defence for women. Anne Pang, in association with Barry Pang Kung Fu, provides lessons for all levels in a friendly learning environment.

WSD Project
Women Self Defence Project

Anne Pang Self Defence in collaboration with City of Melbourne and LEADAA have produced a series of 25 short videos aboout women safety awareness.

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Like swimming or driving, self-defence is a life skill that will empower you and enable you to live a more carefree and confident life.  

It’s better to know it when you don’t need it than to need it and don’t have it.

In an ideal world, none of us needs to be learning self defence or wearing seat belts, but this is NOT an ideal world and there is a lot of gender-based violence in this world today.

We are all entitled to feel safe and no one should take away our right to be free of violence. But in this flawed world, sometimes violence finds us. As we cannot control others, whether we are young or old, people of any nation, it is our right to be educated and to learn to defend ourselves from threats against us so that we can thrive.

Like learning to swim to survive the swirls and bad currents, we learn self defence to protect ourselves from harm. Like putting on the seat belts when we are driving, we learn how to increase our level of safety in our daily lives.

But taking on the responsibility to learn self defence does not in any way detract or reduce or shift the blame of the violent crime to ourselves, in fact, we are simply taking control of our lives and disrupting this violent culture against women; we are interrupting this long tradition of gender based inequality.

Learning Women self defence is a way for the individual to increase her own level of safety, assertiveness and protect herself and her loves ones.  

We are simply equipping ourselves with the skills and mindset to live a freer and more confident life.

You will discover strength, power and creativity that you didn’t know you had, unleash that warrior from within and you will be pleasantly surprised at how quickly and how well you can learn both the mental and physical components.

Empower women and watch them soar, doing things they thought impossible

News & Updates

Women Self Defence – Project Launch

The Women Safety Awareness Project , supported by City of Melbourne, produced by Wesa Chau of Leadership, Education, Advancement for Asian Australians, partnered by Anne Pang Self Defence is officially launched 11th July.

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MAA Award 2022

Anne had the honour of been awarded The Martial Artist of the Year – Kung Fu on the 19th November 2022.

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Practical and effective techniques will be taught with strategies of prevention through early detection as the first line of defence; the synergy between the mental and physical learning will generate more confidence, sense of empowerment and respect for the self and others.

Dearest Anne, Thank you so much for everything. This course has been all I expected much more. It was undoubtedly the best short course I have ever participated in. I'm so pleased with the feeling of confidence and pure accomplishment. I am taking you with me you are an absolute inspiration to us all. Take Care. Thank you.


Anne, thank you for all the work and time you put into helping us see ourselves in a different, new and more positive light. I really appreciate the way you kept up with us as individuals. Thank you a huge heap, God Bless.

Joanna Mathew

Dear Anne, You have inspired me beyond what you'll ever know. You have a very special gift from God which you have shared with us all. Thank you so much Anne, my prayers continue for your good work


Dear Anne, Thanks for running this course. It is a great reminder that we have all the strength, power and awareness we need, thanks for spending your time with us.

I've really enjoy the class it was warm and fun. I hope to see you again soon.

Alison Burns

Dear Anne, Thank you very much. You really are an outstanding teacher. I've really enjoyed the classes and gained a lot from your wisdom and positive atmosphere and altitude. I look forward to continue learning Kung-Fu and seeing you in the future.


Dear Anne, It's been a wonderful experience learning form you. It's been a very long time in my life that I've had a teacher who has improved and motivated me. And believe me these qualities are exceptionally rare!!

I've love every moment in your class, your dedication determination & discipline are evident. I suppose it's the qualities that I love the best in a friend & teacher.

Thank you for re-lighting my hope in learning & for actually enjoying class. Lots of love now and always.


Dear Anne, Thank you for your patience and understanding in teaching me, putting up with me and answering all my " I tried this move with my boyfriend... and what should I do.. ?" questions...

Most of all, thank you for introducing me to the "soft" side of martial arts. Now I know now that I don't have to be tough to stay confident.

Thank you...


Dearest Anne, Thank you for being such a wonderful teacher, a true great inspiration.

I heard so much about you, before I started these classes, even I held a great admiration and respect of you.

This course has made me feel much better about myself and knowing that I will be able to protect myself  has given a greater peace of mind. Keep Smiling Always.


 Dearest Beautiful Anne ,Keep up the fantastic work .Because I'm sure there's many women out there who need an idol like you & your inspiration, motivation, thoughtfulness & your wonderful smile. I really will miss you but I will always treasure what you have taught me.

I love you with my heart.



Dr. Anne Pang

First began training in 1974, in the art of Wing Chun Kung Fu, the only martial arts invented by a female; one of the most efficient and effective styles of self defence, winning multiple awards, fully qualified and has been conducting her own Self Defence course in Melbourne since 1990.

Anne has the experience, credentials and passion to empower men, women and children of all ages. The only female who has ever received the martial arts industry recognised Tribute Award: Anne was awarded the Tribute Award for Women’s Self Defence Instructor given by Blitz Magazine.

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