"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage."

- Anais Nin

"Women are never stronger than when they arm themselves with their weaknesses.”

- Madame Marie du Deffand

"The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity."

- Amelia Earhart


Empowered For Life on Today

BIG thankyou to the Today show team for their support with this story and helping to address the issue of Violence against Women. Classes are also offered in Women’s own home’s and interstate.



What’s The Difference?

Empowered for Life (EFL) is the vision of Anthony Muyt a former NSW Police Officer and QPWS Ranger, with over 18 years frontline enforcement experience, in some of this countries toughest locations. As an Operative and Close Quarter Combat Instructor with the NSW Police Force’s Tactical Operations Unit, Anthony oversaw the design & development of a self-defence system specifically for use by Tactical Operatives in high-risk police operations.  Anthony’s extensive martial art and enforcement experience, combined with his deep empathy on the physical and psychological impacts of an attack has helped him develop EFL into a unique, holistic, self-defence system for women. Open to all ages (13+) and ability, workshops are conducted in a safe and fun learning environment.

Our Core Values

Our Mission

  • Helping women to feel empowered, aware, confident & safe, within their homes, at work, when they’re out and about and travelling;
  • Assisting all women to identify and embrace the peaceful warrior within themselves;
  • Work with other organisations, government agencies, men and women to help break the chain of male violence towards women;
  • Help create a world where sexual assualts and violence towards women are a thing of the past. A world where both the feminine and the masculine walk side by side, guided by love and respect for each other.


Unique Home Based Training

EFL prides itself on maintaining realism and a personnel perspective with all our workshops, as such all training is conducted within your own home. With a maximum of four particpiants per workshop, quality is ensured. The practical component of the training is undertaken within both open areas and confined spaces such as bedrooms, bathrooms, loungerooms, kitchens etc. The drills and scenarios also include stairwells and vehicles with the complete system of skills being directly transferable to any and all locations. Including hotels, nightclubs, cafe’s, public transport and street environments. Smashable props are included during the scenario aspect of the training, helping to enhance the realism.