Our Story


The History of WIP

Mark and Alison met in London in 1990 and after returning to South Africa two years later they lost contact.

In December 1994, Alison was abducted outside her home by two men who raped, stabbed and disemboweled her, finally slashing her throat to make sure she was dead. No one could have believed that anyone with such severe injuries could have been alive but miraculously, she did. The manner in which she surived, her inner strength and determination, her lack of bitterness and her serenity and humility captured the attention of the whole of South Africa.

Mark after reading about the attack in the press and after much persistence managed to make contact with Alison and they realised that they share a belief that there is a need for a self-INpowerment system that is specifically designed for woman of all ages.

A key element for a grading to 5th Dan is an depth study and Thesis on a subject pertaining to Karate. This was the opportunity for Mark to put all his beliefs, thoughts and discussions with Alison on paper. After much research and development, WIP was born.

What is WIP


WIP is an extremely simple, easy to learn, yet devastatingly effective self INpowerment system that has been designed specifically for women to give them the mental and physical ability to make a Choice in a threatening situation.

What is WIP is not


• Self defence

• Going to teach you how to fight

• Going to guarantee any outcome from a hostile situation

What you need to know

  • 3 hour program, which is modular so can be broken up into 3×1 hour, 2×1.5 hour
  • Maximum 50 per class
  • Money backed guarantee
  • Electronic manual
  • Certificate
  • Lifelong membership
  • Free refresher courses
  • Proof of INpowerment by breakthrough