Many women in the community are concerned with rising crime and increasing reports of women being assaulted. A little more awareness, and some forethought about what your options are when faced with a difficult situation can make all the difference, and this self-defense class will offer some invaluable information, insights and skills.

Our classes are open to women 18 years of age or older (15 – 17 with written parental permission) and are designed to be low impact, fun, information packed, easily accessible and suitable for everyone.

The classes will cover important topics such as:

Setting physical and verbal boundaries
Street ”smarts” and awareness
Planning and preparing
Recognizing and avoiding trouble
Physical defensive techniques that are simple yet very effective

Because women lead busy lives, and don’t have time to attend martial arts – type classes for months, we’ve developed a three hour program of self-defense that teaches you both situational awareness (the most important aspect of self defense) and “take down” self defense moves. 

We frequently custom design many of our classes to fit the lifestyles of our students. We teach several different custom/group classes, including: College Awareness and Safety, Mothers with Strollers, and Corporate Team Building courses. We also offer classes designed specifically for nurses and hospital workers, night workers and joggers. More information is available on our website: or contact Rebecca at:

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