Services

We work with you to customize classes that work for your budget and goals. Anyone can learn effective ways to defend themselves, regardless of previous experience, age, size, or physical limitation. We can tailor your class to suit your group’s background, and the level of detail and focus you are looking for.  We can provide one-time classes or multi-class series addressing multiple topics. Contact us to learn about how we can help empower and inform you group! Some of our most frequently requested classes include:

Women’s Self Defense

The content of this class is designed for teens and adult women. We cover basic safety tips and strategies and address how to increase situational awareness, establish boundaries, and use your voice. We present and practice simple physical striking skills and review how to escape from different grabs or holds. Topics we can address include:

  • Reducing your risk of being attacked
  • Escaping from physical attacks
  • Defending against weapons
  • Defending yourself from the ground

This class is a great option for women’s groups, church groups, ladies’ night out, etc.!

Self-Defense for College Students

The college years are a risky time, especially for young women. This class will help prepare college-aged students, or high school students getting ready to go off to college. Through discussion of how to avoid or handle risky situations, and practice of physical self-defense techniques, young women will learn how to stay safe at college.

High School & Middle School Self-Defense Curriculum

Basic self-defense skills are an invaluable life skill for high school and middle school students. In addition to physical self-defense tools, the curriculum focuses on effective conflict resolution and de-escalation skills. Relationship skills like boundary setting, using assertive communication, and developing relationships based on mutual respect are also covered.

Dating Violence Prevention

Prevention is the most effective form of self-defense. This class helps boys and girls learn about positive, healthy relationship skills. Topics include recognizing signs of abuse or violence in relationships, boundary setting, conflict resolution, healthy sexual boundaries, consent, and what to do if you, or someone you know, is experiencing violence or abuse in a relationship.

Mother-Daughter Self-Defense Class

This class gives moms and daughters an opportunity to attend class together. We can work with groups of moms with pre-teen, teen, or adult daughters. Specific class content is tailored to be age appropriate.

Self-Defense & Bystander Intervention for Boys

Self-defense curriculum often focuses on girls and women given the fact that they are most typically the victims in cases of sexual assault. However, it is important that we pay attention to our boys and men too. This class is most typically offered to teen-aged boys to provide information designed to address skills they can use to defend themselves, as well as learn ways to de-escalate and avoid violence. Issues of consent and how to react in a bystander role, while maintaining safety, when witnessing violence or assault are also addressed.

Self-Defense for Parents & Young Children & Pre-teens

Many of our moms who attend classes are concerned for the safety of their school aged children. What do children need to know to stay safe and how can they respond if something happens? This class can help by giving parents information they need to talk with their children about safety and gives kids skills they can use to protect themselves. All topics are discussed in a non-threatening and supportive way so children feel empowered and not fearful.

Self-Defense for Seniors

Seniors can find themselves vulnerable to assault and feel limited in their ability to protect themselves, and even caregivers can be a threat. This class will present information for seniors on specific risks and threats to be aware of and provide simple concrete options for increasing safety. Skills and tools are covered that take physical limitations and mobility issues into account and provide participants with effective self-defense alternatives.

Active Shooter and Workplace Safety

Active shooter situations are unpredictable and frightening. This class covers how you can respond to protect yourself and your loved ones.

  • What does your group or business need to know before an active shooter incident occurs?
  • What are your best options in an active shooter situation?
  • What specific techniques are effective to disarm or disable an attacker?

Don’t see exactly what you’re looking for? Contact us to discuss your group’s needs.


Contact info
Juli_brown@att.net
630.660.7162
Bartlett, IL 60103
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