What is Women's Self-Defense?
Self-defense is a set of awareness, assertiveness, verbal confrontation skills, safety strategies, and physical techniques that gives a person the advantage of a higher probability of escape. The goal of teaching these skills is to become aware of potential situations before they escalate into a problem. With practice, women & girls are better able to resist, successfully escape, and survive a violent attack. Our self-defense workshops provide psychological awareness and verbal skills as well as physical skills they can/should practice once learned.
Does Self-Defense Work?
Ask yourself these questions:
- Would you rather 'just deal with it' if a situation arises?
- Would you just like to think that you could simply "talk or reason" with the assailant"? thus eliminating the necessity of learning skills for safety?
Self-defense training can increase your options and help you prepare responses to slow down, de-escalate, or interrupt an attack. Like a muscle or any tool, the more you know about it, the better prepared you become should you need it. Knowledge is power!!
"The best fight you have ever had is the one you were never in!"
Is Learning Self-Defense a Guarantee?
No. There are no guarantees when it comes to almost anything in life and self-defense is no exception. What learning self-defense does do is it gives you an advantage you did not have before learning. It also gives you an advantage that more than likely the perpetrator isn't aware you have. This gives you even greater power!
Why would I want to walk around in a state of perpetual fear or paranoia?
That is not the idea nor the goal here. The goal is to bring to your attention an awareness of your environment. When you are aware, you are more inclined to see a potential danger, threat, or scenario that may be avoided by the sheer simplicity that you are aware. This gives you extra time and ability to make a decision that could drastically reduce your chances of becoming a victim.
What is the difference between your workshops and the RAD program you offer?
The workshops are individually tailored to each particular audience. What that means is that when a workshop is run, each workshop takes into consideration the ages, the goals, and the overall environment of the people scheduled to attend.
To give an example, the workshop touches upon different scenarios for an audience of teens than it would for an audience of mothers with strollers.
The RAD program is an excellent, but strictly adhered to program. I LOVE the RAD program which is why I became an instructor. This program may be a bit more intense for some. Please visit their website.