Hong Kong Self Defence (HKSD) is a Hong Kong Limited Company owned by International Self Defence Holdings Limited. HKSD was established by Krav Maga Expert & Martial Artist Donovan Ryan in 2015 to empower Hong Kongers to be safe, fit, healthy and confident via Self Defence training.

Donovan's vision was to create an environment where individuals can learn how to protect themselves in a safe, fun, friendly and encouraging environment while also creating a community of friendships, fitness and spirit. This vision continues to shine throughout the club and is top of mind when we are delivering self defence classes, programs and courses to Hong Kong. 

Our self defence programs include:

  • Comprehensive weekly training program 
  • Kids Anti Bullying and Self Defence programs for kids ages 5 to 15
  • School Programs
  • Corporate Programs
  • VIP Protection Instruction 

The self defence system we integrate in all our classes, courses and programs is a mix of the best techniques from Krav Maga, Martial Arts, BJJ, MMA and other self defence systems. All our Instructors are professional and highly experienced Martial Arts, Krav Maga and Self Defence Instructors to ensure we deliver a system that is easy to learn, easy to remember and effective for everybody.

No matter what your experience level is or no matter what your gender, fitness, age, size, shape or background is, all Hong Kongers are welcome to enjoy the benefits of our training and services. 

We are consistently innovating and bringing new self defence programs to Hong Kong and all our instructors do not stand still on the same qualifications. Our instructor team are consistently training with experts in Israel, grading and becoming better instructors for our students and members.



  • To improve the safety, health, fitness, self-esteem and well being of individuals across the world
  • To promote the spirit and skills of all Self Defence Systems, Martial Arts and Krav Maga
  • Create a feeling of community, growth and acheivement throughout all our clubs across the world
  • Help generate respect, consistency and discipline



  • I will always give respect and loyalty to my club, the instructors, my family and my friends
  • I wil endeavor to attain a high standard of physical fitness and develop my character and personal integrity
  • I will approach others with a spirit of friendship and heed social ethics at all times



  • Happiness, Healthy Body & Healthy Mind!
  • Finish what you begin!
  • Never Give Up!
  • Enjoy Life! Be happy!



Discipline, Consistency, Integrity, Self Control, Perseverence, Respect and Overcoming Adversity


* Hong Kong Self Defence is proudly owned and operated by International Self Defence Group Limited