Self Defense for Women & Teens
The Teen and Women’s Program is a comprehensive approach to safety training that includes awareness, risk reduction, posture and verbal skills as well as physical skills. It is meant to provide OPTIONS in the critical moments in which your personal space has been violated. It also aims to prevent assault against females and build confidence in their ability to stay safe. By cultivating the defensive mindset and the desire to fight for life, this program helps empower the female student from the inside out.
This dynamic program allows the student to learn skill sets with a hands-on approach. Skills are demonstrated and explained, practiced through repetition with and without padded targets and are reinforced with physical simulation practice. Simulation practice means students use skills they have learned against a padded attacker with full force. This helps them realize their physical power and also reinforces their need to verbalize initially and throughout the exercise. Students are not left alone in any of these exercises and are coached through each step which provides a supportive environment for all women including those that have survived assault.
We emphasize strong communication skills and strategies to escape danger such as de-escalation, assertive skills, boundary setting and more. We provide training drills with strategies for violations from those we know and those that we don’t know. We also teach students how to manage the adrenal response and the emotions that accompany high-stress confrontations. All of this and more are taught in an environment that is physically safe and emotionally supportive.