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Women's Self Defense


Women's Self Defense

Womens Self Defense Poster. Woman pose as Rita the riveter

The Personal Safety and Women’s Basic Self Defense classes are free of charge and for ladies 13 years and older. Those under 18 will need a parent present to sign a waiver at the start of class. Each class is approximately one hour long unless more than 30 women attend.  For every additional 10-15 females, 15 minutes are added to the time frame. We try to schedule classes at least two weeks or more in advance to ensure an instructor is available.

The class consists of lecture (approximately 15 minutes) and hands-on techniques (approximately 45 minutes). Attendees will demonstrate all of the techniques on a body opponent bag (B.O.B.) which we will supply. The following is a brief description from our directory for each program:

Womens Self Defense gouge eyes of dummy

Personal Safety: Common sense safety tips are presented on how to avoid being the victim of a crime.

Women’s Basic Self-Defense: Learn basic safety tips and techniques to enable women to escape less than desirable situations. The program is available for women ages 13 and older.

Womens Self Defense knee kicking a dummy

What others are saying: 

  • "Awesome class!  Entertaining as well as informative."
  • "I would recommend this class to all of my friends and family.  It's very helpful."
  • "A really informative class that will allow me to implement in my day to day life."
  • "Thank you!  Telling my neighbors and friends from church.  I appreciated this chance to learn to be safe!"

For more information and registration dates, send an email to or call 863-298-6677. Visit our event calendar for upcoming class dates.