• Today's environment for young ladies has dramatically changed!  They have several battles to contend with: image, friends, school, social media, bullying, and predators. 

    Can they be expected to have the confidence to defend themselves as they navigate the daily issues of communication, appearance, dating, and socializing?   Our answer... Absolutely! However, they need to be aware of their choices and learn to be responsible for these choices.

    Unfortunately, statistics show that once an individual is victimized (regardless of the level), they are more susceptible to being victimized again.  Additionally, the level intensifies with every experience.  Early awareness and development of confidence can help to prevent this cycle.

    Our Women's Self-Defense program is designed to introduce the awareness of effective choices in the event of an undesirable situation.

    The Women's Self-Defense program will concentrate on the following items: 

    • Awareness - To be able to recognize, scrutinize, and revise your actions based upon what you are seeing, hearing, and feeling.
    • Environment - To understand and use what is in you, on you, or around you to keep you safe.
    • Fitness – To find balance, opportunity, and strength to survive your ordeal using the 5 fitnesses: physical, perceptual, mental, emotional, and spiritual.
    • State of Engagement – To discover your state of readiness when you are prepared mentally and physically to take action.
    • Abilities – To recognize the opportunities to control the situation by using the best available actions to protect yourself.
    • Methods of Execution – To learn and apply the simple and direct movements to all defensive and offensive actions.
    • Skills – To learn to physically maneuver, block, strike, manipulate, and fall in times of crisis.
    • Action – To understand that when your safety is concerned  - hesitation can harm you.   You will learn how to mentally and physically move in the NOW!

    This is an interactive, physical class and participants should plan for this. If underage, guardians will be asked to be present during part of the workshop.   We request that participants wear durable clothing.  For example: T-shirts, sweats, and shorts are appropriate and soft-soled shoes such as tennis shoes.   Please bring a water bottle, towel, pen, and notepad.