All of our Women’s Self-Defense Workshops teach simple, powerful, and effective personal protection strategies that are easy to understand and remember. Participants learn how to recognize predatory behavior before it becomes a threat, diffuse it verbally, if possible, and to apply effective physical self-defense techniques, if necessary.
What makes The Safety Team self-defense trainings different?
The “for women by women” aspect is a powerful asset in our classes. The Safety Team’s all-female team of instructors helps women feel more comfortable during the interactive presentation and more hands-on physical components of the classes. As women, our team knows first-hand the safety concerns facing women. All of our instructors are highly skilled martial artists whose diverse professional backgrounds include expertise in the field of violence against women (See our team page for more information). This means that we are aware of and sensitive to situations that may trigger women and are careful to ensure that participants feel empowered and supported. Our philosophy is for participants to be comfortably challenged!
Level I Workshop: The 2-Hour Introductory Women’s Self-Defense Program
This beginner workshop focuses on recognizing pre-assault behavior, learning ways to deter or avoid an attack before it becomes physical, understanding how predators think and what they look for in their victims, enhancing decision-making around lifestyle choices that minimize vulnerability yet maintain personal freedoms, and finding the inner-strength to fight back.
Level II Workshop: The 2-Hour Intermediate Women’s Self-Defense Program
This intermediate workshop takes Level 1 another step further, allowing for a brief review, practice of acquired strikes, and instruction of additional basic self-defense techniques that deal with a variety of situations and potential attacks. The focus is on “hands-on” self-defense skills, techniques and strategies. Level I is a prerequisite for this workshop.
Level III: The 2-Hour Advanced Women’s Self-Defense Program
Level III reviews the strikes learned in Level I and Level II as well as the self-defense skills, techniques and strategies learned previously. In addition, students are given the opportunity to practice scenarios against members of The Safety Team or a padded male attacker, whichever may be more comfortable. All activities are at the discretion of the participant. Level I and II are prerequisites for this class.
We will design a program to meet your individual or group self-defense and personal safety goals. Our formats include:
- Self-Defense One-Time Event
2 – 8 hours per workshop
- Self-Defense Weekly Series
1 class per week for 4 to 6 weeks, 1 – 4 hours per class
- Personalized Self-Defense Workshops
Corporate classes, courses for college, high school and middle school-aged girls and women, and mother-daughter workshops
- Realtor/Home Visit Workers
Individuals whose occupation requires home visits or attendance at open house events face different challenges. We teach classes dealing with these unique situations to help keep employees safe.
- Self-Defense Boot Camp
Ultimate, concentrated and intensive workshop over a condensed time period, 1.5-2 hours per session
- Private Individualized Self Defense Sessions
Specifically tailored to your needs and offered on a one-to-one basis. Individual self-defense lessons can be especially beneficial, if you have specific self-defense needs. They can also be particularly helpful as part of the healing and recovery process following a trauma (pre-assessment required).
Please contact us for more information. Growing stronger…Together!