Our vision

Everyone deserves to feel safe

MORE THAN JUST

SELF-DEFENCE

Most people think that self-defence comes down to physically fighting back. But if you master the right techniques, it does not even need to come to that. Very often, awareness and prevention are all you need to avert an attack. That is why we offer a complete package that focuses on your body, mind and soul.

EVERYONE DESERVES TO

FEEL SAFE

Women, children, girls and seniors sometimes feel vulnerable:

  • They lack physical strength
  • They feel less resilient
  • They are scared or insecure

That is why it is extra hard for them to stand up for themselves:

  • when faced with harassment or unwanted behaviour
  • when bullied at school or among friends
  • when dealing with aggression at home or in public

MORE THAN

PHYSICAL SELF-DEFENCE

Sando offers a course that helps you

find your strength in three different areas

BODY

  • You become aware of your own body.
  • You learn to avert an attack.
  • You know how to defend yourself if all else fails.

MIND

  • You learn how to stay calm and avoid panic.
  • You start to see warning signals.
  • You get comfortable with setting boundaries.

SOUL

  • You trust your gut instead of your fear.
  • You regain control over your life.
  • You start to radiate confidence.

WE SUPPORT

PUNT.VZW

PUNT.VZW is an organization that aims to provide a better support network to people who have been confronted with sexually inappropriate behavior in Antwerp.

At Sando, we believe that everyone has the right to feel safe. That is why we donate 5% of our profit to

PUNT.VZW to support their cause. So by taking our classes, you are not just empowering yourself, but others too.

WHAT DISTINGUISHES SANDO FROM SELF-DEFENCE IN THE TRADITIONAL SENSE OF THE WORD, IS OUR FOCUS ON MARKING BOUNDARIES, BEING ASSERTIVE, COPING WITH EVERYDAY SITUATIONS AND STANDING UP FOR YOURSELF.

‘Japanse kamon’ die de weg en de drieledigheid voorstellen.
Emblem ('Kamon')

‘Japanese Kamon’ depicting life’s journey and the trinity.

‘San’ het eerste deel van mijn naam, en het cijfer ‘drie’, waarmee ik verwijs naar drie aspecten: body, mind en soul.
San ('three')

‘San’ is not only the first three letters of my name, but it also means ‘three’. This trinity symbolizes our approach, which is threefold. We focus on body, mind and soul.

‘Do’ wordt veel gebruikt in de Japanse disciplines, en staat voor de weg die je kiest.
Do (‘road’)

‘Do’ is a word frequently used in Japanese culture. It represents the road you choose to travel.