- Level I – Tuesday, September 19, 6:00pm to 8:15pm in Winooski, Vermont at the O’Brien Community Center, 32 Malletts Bay Avenue.
This workshop is sponsored by the Winooski Peace Initiative and is FREE for Winooski residents and $37 for non-residents. (Workshop fees are not transferable to another workshop and are non-refundable.) Pre-registration is required for BOTH residents and non-residents. Please sign up online HERE or by calling Sr. Patricia McKittrick, Community Health Coordinator, at the University of Vermont Health Network at 802-847-6534.
- Level II – Tuesday, October 10, 6:30pm to 8:45pm in Barre, Vermont at the Barre Town Elementary School.
This workshop is OPEN to the PUBLIC. If you are interested in attending, please contact Nancy at Nancy@TheSafetyTeam. org for details. Pre-registration is required.
- Level I – Tuesday, October 17, 6:30pm to 8:45pm in Northfield, Vermont at Norwich University.
This workshop is offered FREE for Norwich University staff and students. If you are interested in attending, please contact Nancy at Nancy@TheSafetyTeam.org for details. Pre-registration is requested.
- Level I – Tuesday, November 7, 6:00pm to 8:15pm in Burlington, Vermont at the UVM Medical Center’s McClure Lobby Conference Room.
This workshop is 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 II – Tuesday, November 14, 6:00pm to 8:15pm inBurlington, Vermont at the UVM Medical Center’s McClure Lobby Conference Room.
This workshop is 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 non-refundable and not transferable to another workshop.
NOTE: Once registered for any of our 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.
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