Penny Gulliver - Director
the Director of the Self Protection Consultancy is the leading personal
safety consultant in Australia.
teaching self defence in 1976. Her work as a sexual assault counsellor
showed the urgent need for the development of safety skills to prevent
Penny is a government
accredited coach and is a fifth dan black belt in Kung Fu. She has
a Level 1 Referee qualification with the Australian National All Styles
and has received a level 2 Referee/Judge qualification with the International
Sports karate Association. She is a long standing member of the Federation
of Australian Kung Fu (Wu-Shu) Organisations.
Over the last
25 years, Penny has gained vast experience in teaching a diverse range
of people. Thousands of students comprising men, women, and children
from government departments, the corporate sector, community organisations,
schools and individuals have participated in programs conducted by
In the early eighties
Penny received a huge media focus in Australia due to the pioneering
work she undertook in the women's kickboxing arena.
In the early nineties
Penny received a Prime Ministerial Award for establishing the Australian
Women's Martial Arts Federation.
Self Defence Handbook
for Women was published in 1994 and is widely used and referred
to as an authoritative text on the subject.
Film and Television Awards held in New York in 1990 bestowed a great
honor on Penny with her video "Self Defence for Women", receiving
a finalist award thus gaining Penny International recognition for
In Australia Penny
is considered to be a leader in self-protection issues and appears
regularly in the electronic and print media. She has had regular appearances
on Good Morning Australia and due to her expert knowledge has been
featured on; The Midday Show, 6o Minutes, Today Tonight, A Current
Affair and a variety of other news, current affairs and lifestyle
The print media
including The Australian, The Daily Telegraph, CLEO, Cosmopolitan,
Dolly and New Idea, seek Penny's contribution towards articles dealing
with issues relating to violence against women.
Penny has been
able to utilise her skills and expertise on addressing violence against
women to the development of pioneering workshops for men. Penny's
unique perceptions of male to male violence have enabled her to develop
a practical curriculum for men and this refreshing approach has seen
many men begin to benefit from Penny's wealth of experience.