• Women's Self-Defense and Empowerment

Course Outline

Session 1 (3 hours)

Don't be the Chosen One

  • What predators look for in a target
  • What makes you vulnerable to an attack

Trust Your "Gut"

  • Using and developing your intuition

Don't Just Freeze

  • Breaking out of the "freeze state" when frightened or surprised

Train the Mind

  • Your brain is your most powerful defense weapon

Self-Defense Techniques - How to escape common sexual assault scenarios:

  • Rape Position
  • Front Choke
  • Blocking Hits
  • Controlling Your Distance
  • Wrist Grab
  • Front Grab
  • Rear Choke
  • Attack from Behind
  • Forced to Kneel


Session 2 (3 hours)

Review of Session 1 Self-Defense Techniques

Become a "Hard Target"

  • The “Interview” – A potential attacker will often “interview” you to decide if you are a good/soft target

Safety Tips

  • Avoiding dangerous situations

"NO" is a Complete Sentence

Preparing for the Worst Possible Scenario

  • Making the best plans for the worst possible situations

Self-Defense Techniques - How to escape common sexual assault scenarios:

  • Pressed Against a Wall
  • Front Hug Attempt
  • Frame Strike
  • Front Bear Hug Under the Arms
  • Front Bear Hug Over the Arms
  • Rear Bear Hug Under the Arms
  • Rear Bear Hug Over the Arms
  • Thrusting Front Choke
  • Chest Straddled
  • Blocking Multiple Hits
  • One Arm Front Grab – neck, shoulder, lapel
  • Front Choke – pressed against a wall
  • Back Choke – pressed against a wall