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We offer a Women's Self Defense Seminar consisting of a Two Hour Basic Class to organizations, schools, companies, civic groups, churches, etc. The Seminar can be held at your office, your facility or at our school. Our Women’s Defense Seminar teaches both physical and non-physical self-defense. The cost of the 2 Hour Seminar is $15.00 per person with a minimum of 6 participants. For More Information Send Us an Email with the Subject: Women's Self-Defense Seminar
Why Women Need Self-Defense Training
Women, in particular, need to make self-protection a greater priority. Having the delusion that it can’t happen to you or that it’s something that only happens to other people is the
kind of attitude predators depend on. The more informed you are the better prepared you will be in the event you are targeted by a predator. By empowering yourself with knowledge, your fear will not escalate, it will diminish.
The United States of America is currently ranked 128th safest country out of 167countries. This means it is safer to go out in public in 127 other countries than it is in the United States. Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, and Finland are all in the top 25 safest countries, which is why this region is considered to be the safest in the world.
National survey data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates 1 in every 5 women will be raped during their lifetime at some point. Despite the prevalence of rape and the fact that false rape allegations are rare, law enforcement officers often default to disbelief about an alleged rape.
Many of the non-physical techniques taught are from the New York Times Best Seller “The Gift of Fear: survival signals that protect us from violence” (1997) by Gavin De Becker. De Becker has gathered information from thousands of interviews with women who were victims of violence and from convicted sexual predators. From this information, he has come up with strategies that women can use to keep themselves safe.
We teach physical self-defense tactics as a last-ditch defense against attackers. Most male attackers are 4” or 5” taller and over 100 pounds heavier than the women they attack so most women do not have the upper body strength to defeat these attackers. We teach essential self-defense physical skills that don’t depend on physical strength as a last-ditch defense against attackers.
Information Below is from the Portland, Oregon Police Bureaus
Women do not ask for, cause, invite, or deserve to be assaulted. Women and men sometimes exercise poor judgment about safety behavior, but that does not make them responsible for the attack. Attackers are responsible for their attacks and their use of violence to overpower, control, and abuse another human being.
Whatever a woman's decision in a given self-defense situation, whatever action she does or does not take, she is not at fault. A woman's decision to survive the best way she can must be respected. Self-defense classes should not be used as judgement against a victim/survivor.
Good self-defense programs do not "tell" an individual what she "should" or "should not" do. A program should offer options, techniques, and a way of analyzing situations. A program may point out what USUALLY works best in MOST situations, but each situation is unique and the final decision rests with the person actually confronted by the situation.
Q: What is Women's Self-Defense?
Self-defense is a set of awareness, assertiveness, verbal confrontation skills, safety strategies, and physical techniques that enable someone to successfully escape, resist, and survive violent attacks. A good self-defense course provides psychological awareness and verbal skills, not just physical training.
Q: Does Self-Defense Work?
Yes. Self-defense training can increase your options and help you prepare responses to slow down, de-escalate, or interrupt an attack. Like any tool, the more you know about it, the more informed you are to make a decision and to use it.
Q: Is Self-Defense a Guarantee?
No. There are no guarantees when it comes to self-protection. However, self-defense training can increase your choices and your preparedness.
Q: If I Used Physical Self-Defense Could I Get Hurt Worse?
The question to answer first is what does "hurt worse" mean? Rape survivors speak eloquently about emotional hurts lasting long after physical hurts heal. Studies show a physical self-defense response does not increase the level of injury and sometimes decreases the likelihood. Also, women going along with the attacker have sometimes been brutally injured anyway. The point of using self-defense is to de-escalate a situation and get away as soon as possible. Knowing some physical techniques increases the range of possible self-defense options, but the decision to choose a physical option must remain with the person in the situation.
Q: What Does Realistic Training Mean?
Words like "most realistic," "best," "guaranteed success," etc. are all advertising gimmicks. Choosing a self-defense class is a serious decision and is preferably based on some research. No program or instructor can replicate a "real" assault since there are so many different scenarios, and because a real attack would require a no-holds-barred fight which would be irresponsible and extremely dangerous to enact. Responsible self-defense training requires control. It is important that each student in a class is able to control her own participation in the class and never feels forces to participate
Q: What is the Role of Mace or Other Aggressive "Devices" as Self-Defense Aids in Harming an Attacker?
Any device is useless to you unless you understand how to use it, and you have it in your hand ready to use at the time of the attempted assault. There is nothing "guaranteed" about any of these devices. None are foolproof. None of them can be counted on to work against all possible attackers (no matter what the labeling may state to the contrary). Realize that anything you can use against an attacker can also be taken away and used against you. While some of these devices have sometimes helped women to escape to safety, it is important to be aware of their limitations and liabilities.
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