Women’s Self-Defense Workshops – Levels I, II, and III
- CLOSED Level I – September 20th , 6:00pm to 8:15pm, in Essex Vermont Federal Women’s Network, at the Essex Senior Center
October and November 2018
- Level I – October 24, 2018, 6:00pm to 8:15pm, in Burlington, Vermont at the UVM Medical Center’s McClure Lobby Conference Room.
- Level II – November 1, 2018, 6:00pm to 8:15pm, in Burlington, Vermont at the UVM Medical Center’s McClure Lobby Conference Room.
UVMMC workshops are OPEN to the PUBLIC. Please click HERE to enroll. Level I is a pre-requisite for Level II. Fee is $37/person. Workshop fees are not transferable to another workshop and are non-refundable.
- Level I – November 13, 2018 6:00pm to 8:15pm, in Shelburne, VT at the Shelburne Town Gym.
- Level II – November 27, 2018 6:00pm to 8:15pm, in Shelburne, VT at the Shelburne Town Gym.
The Shelburne workshops are OPEN to the PUBLIC. Registration for the October/November Level I and Level II Workshops in Shelburne is handled through Shelburne Parks & Recrecation. Level I is a pre-requisite for Level II. 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