Women’s Self-Defense Workshops – Levels I, II, and III
- Level I – April 3, 2018, 6:00pm to 8:15pm in Burlington, Vermont at Champlain College.
This workshop is a private training for students at Champlain College. If you are currently a Champlain College student and are interested in attending, please contact Tarn Foerg, MSW, LICSW, Field Coordinator-Social Work Program at 802-865-6480 or email@example.com.
- Level I – April 12, 2018, 8:30am to 11:00am and 12:00pm 2:45pm in Plainfield, Vermont at Twinfield Union High School.
These workshops are private trainings for all girls who are juniors and seniors at Twinfield Union High School.
- Level I – May 8, 2018, 6:00pm to 8:15pm in Montpelier, Vermont at the Montpelier Senior Activity Center (58 Barre Street)
- Level II – May 15, 2018, 6:00pm to 8:15pm in Montpelier, Vermont at the Montpelier Senior Activity Center (58 Barre Street)
These workshops are OPEN to the PUBLIC. Registration for Level I and Level II is handled through the City of Montpelier’s Community Services Department. Please click HERE to learn more about this program (page 23) and click HERE to enroll. All registrations are non-refundable and not transferable.
July and August 2018
- Level I – July 31, 2018, 6:00pm to 8:15pm, in Burlington, Vermont at the Robert Miller Community and Recreation Center.
- Level II – August 7, 2018, 6:00pm to 8:15pm, in Burlington, Vermont at the Robert Miller Community and Recreation Center.
- Level III – August 14, 2018, 6:00pm to 8:15pm, in Burlington, Vermont at the Robert Miller Community and Recreation Center.
These workshops are OPEN to the PUBLIC. Registration for the July Level I Workshop and the August Level II and Level III Workshops in Burlington is handled through the Burlington Parks, Recreation and Waterfront. Please click HERE to enroll. All registrations are non-refundable and not transferable.
NOTE: Once registered for any of our public workshops, we will send you our pre-workshop email about 1 week prior to the event with details about the location of our trainings and the content of our programs. In the meantime, please feel free to contact Nancy at Nancy@TheSafetyTeam.org, if you need more information about registration and payment.
Not able to make a workshop? Please fill out the form HERE and we will let you know about our upcoming trainings for 2018. Thank you for your interest!
Level I Workshop: The 2.25-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 2.25-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 2.25-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.
Previous Level I, II and III Workshops have been held at Maple Street Park, UVM Medical Center, Move You Fitness Studio, Martial Way Self-Defense Center, Northeast Association of Realtors, Middlebury College, Norwich University, Champlain College, Saint Michael’s College, Burlington Parks and Recreation Department, Otter Creek Awnings, Visiting Nurse Association, and The Sports and Fitness Edge, to name a few.
Christine DiBlasio, Ph.D.
4th Degree Black Belt, Kempo-Jujitsu, Psychologist
Darcy Richardson-Miller, M.S.
2nd Degree Black Belt in Kempo-Jujitsu, Black Belt, Arnis, Forensic Toxicologist
Nancy Keller, M.Ed., C.A.S.
3rd Degree Black Belt, Kempo-Jujitsu, 2nd Degree Purple Belt, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Educator
1st Degree Black Belt, Kempo-Jujitsu, Purple Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Forensic Chemist
2nd Degree Black Belt, Kempo-Jujitsu, Police Officer
Christina Allard, P.T.
Brown Belt in Kempo-Jujitsu, Physical Therapist
1st Degree Brown Belt in Kempo-Jujitsu, Community Outreach Specialist
Blue Belt in Kempo-Jujitsu, Computer Programmer