About Us

Academy of self Defence today is one of the biggest Martial Art Academy having its Affiliation from the Japan Karate-Do Federation Gojukai (JKF) in Japan. It is a Affiliated Member of the Karate Association of India (KAI) Recognised by the Indian Olympic Association Ministry of Sports & youth Affairs.

It is a Member of the Maharashtra Karate Association(MKA) Recognised member of the Maharashtra Olympic Association. Maharashtra State Sports Councill, Government of Maharashtra. It is a Member of the World Association of Kickboxing Organisation. ACADEMY OF SELF DEFENCE is the Brain Child of SHIHAN SHARIF BAPU Chairman & Technical Director of the Academy.

Meet the Instructors

Fully qualified instructors led by : Master Instructor Shihan Sharif bapu - 7th degree Black Belt



Chairman & Technical Director

Jitendra Tiwari

Jitendra Tiwari

Senior Executive

Milin Pednekar

Milin Pednekar

Senior Executive

We Provide Awesome Training

The ultimate way to build self-confidence and develop self-discipline.

Learn from us.

Learn Self Defence

Hands-on instructions teaches how to avoid potential conflict as well as offering counter intuitive methods to circumvent attacks and provide opportunities for escape.

Individual Training

We provide the highest level of training by maintaining an optimal instructor to student ratio, allowing for you to get the personal attention required, for each and every class.

Mixed Martial Arts

Our classes will be separated by age and experience to ensure that each and every student receives the maximum benefit from their class. They will be well-organized, time efficient, and fun.

Kick - Boxing

You will learn how to run safe, highly motivating, challenging and fully optioned Kick- Boxing, our sessions based on pad and conditioning training of fighters.

Our Tournaments

You're not alone! An organized tournament is possible. Learn what we're doing to make it happen !


These events are intended to provide students with an opportunity to experience karate training in an environment that is outside of, yet complementary to, the normal class structure.


AIMMAA Announcement

Shihan Sharif Bapu appointed as Chief Delegate of Maharashtra, under the All India Mixed Martial Arts Association.We are extremely proud of him and congratulate him on this tremendous achievement.

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Flood Relief Rally

It was great to see the unity in this rally where Hindu , Muslim, Sikh, Catholic, Buddhist all came forward to help our brothers and sisters who are suffering coz of Natural calamity in the state of J & K. God help them.

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Thane workshop trains girls to protect self, fight back

Sharif Bapu demonstrated how girls could use umbrellas to protect themselves while traveling on trains and buses.

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Women Empowerment

A great opportunity today to train 300 girls from Claras College of Commerce it was one of the best seminar i conducted as came...

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Felicitaion By the Government

Shihan Sharif Bapu was felicitated by the Government of Maharashtra with a Honours certificate and a cheque for being the Best Coach of the Maharashtra...

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Our Branches

ACADEMY OF SELF DEFENCE started in the year 1996 with 15 students in versova Andheri (W) but under its umbrella various forms of Martial Arts in around 200 centres in the Country.

Class Timings

Head Quarter: Children Welfare Center High School Yari Rd ,Versova.
Tuesday - 6.45 pm to 8 pm (Junior)
Thursday - 6.45 pm to 8 pm
Saturday - 6.30 pm to 8:30 pm (Senior).

Academy Studio at Ganga Bhawan Society Ground Floor ,opp Everest Apt. J.P. Rd. Versova.
Timing 6.30 to 7.30 am & 7.30 to 8.30 am. days Tuesday Thursday & Saturday.