Mark Grobbelaar

Mark “Mr. Self Defense” Grobbelaar began karate at the age of nine and holds a 6th Dan and provincial and national colours.

He has over 40 years of experience in this field and is the founder of a revolutionary concept designed to give women their power back.

“The course of my life changed after a friend of mine, Alison, was abducted outside her home. She was then raped, had her throat slit, stabbed 16 times, disemboweled, and left almost dead. This was over 20 years ago and when she and I met after the ordeal, I realised that she had made some bad choices – because she just didn’t know any better!”

Mark wrote a thesis for his 5th Dan grading, on ‘Self-defence for Women’. Alison contacted me after reading my thesis and said that if she had done what was suggested, she would never have had to go through her ordeal.”

That then led to the formation, of Women INpowered (WIP).

This is not “self-defense” as understood by most people, which is totally useless if you are not prepared to invest the many hours of training required. But rather, Mark shares with audiences his extremely simple, easy-to-learn, yet devastatingly effective self-defense system that has been designed specifically for women to give them the ability to make a choice when they find themselves in a threatening situation

Mark’s corporate presentations empower ANY woman with the ability and skill to immobilize anyone – no matter her size, strength, or level of athletic ability. He also discusses various situational concepts, and by understanding them, Mark believes that most dangerous situations can be avoided

Miss Universe Demi Leigh credits being alive after she was in an attempted hi-jacking, to the WIP program.