Specialist Self-Defense Training Options

NEW for 2021!

Self-Defense Courses

Each month STAR facilitates two cohorts of 4 week self-defense courses, ideally designed for the general public. Available in English and Vietnamese.

Cohort 1 - Starts on the first Tuesday of the month at 1800

Cohort 2 - Starts on the first Saturday of the month at 1400

Each class is 1.5 hours and the course runs for 4 consecutive weeks 

Must be booked and paid for in advance.

1,200,000vnd per person per course

20% of all proceeds will be diverted to our community fund to support training for women and teens at risk of gender based violence (delivered through HopeBox, Blue Dragon Children's Foundation, Project Power and BATIK International) as well supporting the The Whistle Campaign.


Private Self-Defense Training

Personalized to suit your specific needs and requirements

Book a time that suits you!

500,000vnd per hour for 1:1 training
You can purchase a block of 12 sessions for 5,400,000vnd

Want to complete a 4 week course but the cohort times don't suit your schedule. We will run a private course for 1,200,000vnd per person per course, as long as there is a minimum of 4 people signing up to the cohort!

There is no free trial available for this service. 


Self-Defense Training for Businesses, Special Events and Community Projects

We can provide training to your team, customers or service-users! 

Join us at the centre or we will come to your workplace to provide the training (fees apply)


We support pro-bono projects and events for charities and NGOs, giving priority to those that support victims of gender based violence and exploitation. 

Free consultation with Phu to discuss your specific requirements. 

Project Power with Blue Dragon Children's Foundation

Project Power is organized by Bambew, aiming to empower teenagers who have been through extreme hardship. STAR Kickboxing and Fitness, The Learning Project Vietnam, and The Vietnam Lifesaving and Swimming Company have all committed to delivering their respective parts of the program, waiving any fees, to support Bambew's objective in creating an unforgettable learning experience for these youngsters. 

What makes STAR specialists in Self-Defense training?
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Coach Phu's

Self-Defense Background

Owner and Head Coach, Mai Ngoc Phu, brings with him a diverse and extensive background in martial arts and combat sports. He is one only a handful of trainers in the area that is actually licensed by the People’s Committee of Hanoi to operate a center and train others in self-defense outside of the government.

Phu trained in self-defense, namely Krav Maga, during his time working for the Vietnamese government in high-level security positions which even led him to be part of the security detail during President Obama’s famous visit to a local Bun Cha restaurant with the late Anthony Bourdain.