4-Hour Women's Self-Defense Course
Although not everyone has been a victim of crime, criminal acts touch on a wide range of people. While you may have been fortunate enough not to have been a victim, you may know someone who has been a victim or crime. Even if you don't know someone who has been a crime victim, you need only watch the evening news or read a newspaper to see stories about those who have become a victim of violent crime.
Women, as a general rule, are more likely to fear being victimized. In fact, in a 2003 study published in the Western Criminology Review, women are three times more likely to fear a criminal attack than men.
Women are also eleven times more likely than men to have been forced to do a sexually related act which can result in a deep seated fear of a sexual assault at the hands of a male attacker. Women strongly fear the crime of rape, not only because of the violent act itself, but also because of the aftermath of rape.
How can a woman address these fears? They can reduce their fear by having a greater understanding of how to predict when a crime is likely to occur and take steps to avoid becoming a victim. They also need to possess some skills with simple physical techniques that can help them deter attacks or even escape a determined attacker.
Our 4-hour Women's Self-Defense course has two parts: a personal safety seminar and a practical workshop.
The safety seminar portion of the course has been designed help you:
- Understand the Criminal Mindset
- Understand the Anatomy of a Criminal Event
- Implement Proven Strategies to Avoid Becoming a Victim
- Learn De-Escalation Techniques that can Defuse Conflicts
- Learn How to Predict When and Where an Attack Might Occur
- Understand Non-Lethal Options which can be used in Self Defense
The workshop portion of the course has been designed to help you:
- Learn simple techniques that can free you from an attacker, regardless of their physical size
- Learn to apply simple self-defense tools that can be taken anywhere without legal complications
- Practice our techniques with other women in a non-threatening environment
- Stress test our techniques in actual attack scenarios
What you need for the class…
- Note taking materials
- Comfortable clothing that permits athletic activity
- Sneakers or other flat soled shoes with non-slip soles
- Reasonable ability to move around
- A willingness to learn and participate