Phil Thompson

Speaking synopsis; Highly interactive, very motivational, adrenaline rush. Great for team building, and confidence building.


Phil Thompson is the co-founder and International Director of Protect Self Defence. He is the author of two influential books on self defence, a keynote speaker and highly regarded self-protection expert. Phil leads seminars and instructs a huge variety of clients and students in Protect programmes all over New Zealand and further abroad.

Phil is also in demand with corporate audiences, where his keynote talks revolve around building confidence personally, in business and in the workplace environment.

With over 20 years experience in his field, and in-demand speaker, trainer, and advisor he has helped empower thousands of people with the skills and confidence to protect themselves and their loved ones.

Phil believes that beyond the physical, effective self-protection involves a variety of behavioural, emotional, psychological, ethical and legal aspects. To understand them all is to truly feel safe.

Phil has appeared on several national television programs and is widely regarded as the nation's leading expert on the topic of self defence/self protection. His unique perspective on self defence, developed in part by his own life experiences dealing with real violence and conflict, has pioneered a new standard in the industry