DANNY Smith, 6, and Adam Washbourne (pictured) are both fighters.
And they are taking a stand for victims of child abuse.
Three years ago martial arts instructor Adam Washbourne founded the not-for-profit organisation Fighters Against Child Abuse Australia (FACAA).
The organisation aims to empower children, improve their confidence, self-esteem and self-respect.
Mr Washbourne, who works as a children's counsellor, said he wanted to start the organisation because children were more likely to talk and heal through martial arts than during counselling sessions.
"I was counselling as a daytime job and I was getting more of a response out of them [children] at martial arts," he said.
"Their self-confidence increased, they felt proud of their accomplishments and happy and safe to come here.
"And because we're teaching them, they learn to trust you and what you're teaching them.
"Trust is important. Their innocence has been betrayed and they're worried they're going to get hurt."
FACAA offers abused kids a lot more than just self-defence lessons. The group also offers funded counselling, mentoring and psychiatric help.
Mr Washbourne said he believed all children deserved the right to feel safe.
"A lot of the time abuse can be from a neighbour or someone that they know but not a direct family member," he said.
"In some cases, families don't want to believe it or can't accept it and kids feel quite isolated because they're spoken out against."
Children from as young as five and their mothers are also able to receive help and access to FACAA's services.
Details: To find out more information email email@example.com or call 0433 895 986.