After a near kidnapping incident in 2015, actress Roxane Hayward started Muaythai training with two-time world champion Quentin Chong, to be able to fight back with confidence in compromising situations. She also became a spokeswoman for self-defense and now hosts seminars in South Africa to teach individuals how to defend themselves. At her interactive workshops, you’ll learn some easy-to-follow Muaythai and Jiu-Jitsu tricks focusing on empowerment, security and — most importantly — how to protect yourself in an attack. Here are some photos I took of a recent seminar with instructors Travis Vincent Matodes, Peyton Letcher, Tara Lee, Richard Lowe and guest speaker, Winston Chong at Renzo Gracie gym. If you’re interested in joining a future seminar, speak to Roxane.

Event photography: christine@christinehogg.co.za