Defense Strategies primarily geared towards Women and Teens

Private Classes Available for Individuals or Groups
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According to the U.S. Dept. of Justice one out of every four women will be attacked or raped in her lifetime. Look at these alarming statistics:



✎ 83% of rape victims are between the ages of 12 years and 25 years of age.

✎ 90% of women assaulted knew their assailant.

✎ 25% of college women surveyed are victims of rape or attempted rape.

✎ 85% of rapes on campuses are acquaintance/date rapes and most happen in the first three months of college due to Fraternity and Sorority pledging and parties.

✎ 90% of all campus rapes involve alcohol.

✎ Women who resist are twice as likely to escape injury as others. According to the Women's Self Defense Institute, an analysis of 3,000 actual assaults showed that half of the attackers fled from a woman who was willing to resist! The key, however, is to learn how to effectively resist.

Realistic, practical, scenario based training! This full contact class is primarily for women and teens 13 years and older and is taught in a 3-1/2 hour format. The PlayItSafe basic self-defense material is taught along with full-contact responses against instructors wearing special armored suits. “GIRLS ON GUARD” also focuses on the most common sexual assault scenarios. Students are specifically taught to avoid a man’s strengths while employing their own unique strengths against a man’s weakest targets. Tracie Arlington is a nationally certified Rape-Escape instructor for Defend University.

PlayItSafe for Teens & Adults
Basic self-defense



This class is for adults and teens 11 years and older and is taught in a 2-1/2 hour format. This course will cover:

✔ Verbal defense, dealing with mean-girls and bullying (middle school & high school groups)

✔ How and why women are attacked. Vulnerable areas of a woman's lifestyle.

✔ Date, acquaintance, and stranger assaults

✔ What assailants look for in their victims.

✔ Awareness, voice and setting appropriate boundaries- the crucial keys to safety.

✔ The importance of reacting quickly and being loud!

✔ The 4 "A's" of self-defense: Attitude, Awareness, Assessment of a situation, Action.

✔ Where to strike and how to strike: primary areas on the body to strike.

✔ Frontal Attacks and attacks from behind, and ground defense.

✔ Students practice on pads, kick bags and our rubber dummy B.O.B.

We can travel to your location. This Basic class is also offered to Girl Scout cadettes, seniors, troop-leaders and moms. Girl Scouts will earn their "Awareness Patch."

Special Note: Middle school and high school physical education classes are offered a special curriculum called "Reduce the Odds," which is designed especially for boys and girls.

We offer Mother/daughter and Father/daughter classes too!