Women's Self Defense
"All women and girls should know how to protect themselves."
Why should women train?
The threat of violence, especially against women, is a terrible problem that impacts people from all countries and walks of life. Women in particular tend to be the targets of violence because of our smaller size. Global estimates published by the World Health Organization (WHO) indicate that nearly 35% or 1 in 3 women world wide have experienced some form of sexual violence. According to the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN), nearly 25% of undergraduate women experience sexual violence at colleges. Nearly 1 in 3 women experience physical violence from intimate partners or domestic violence. These statistics are both terrifying and shocking.
Fortunately it is possible to change your story and avoid being another statistic. In addition to physical movements for self-defense martial arts training also address situational awareness and the psychological aspects of applying self-defense. Through practice, women gain confidence in their skills that reduces the likely hood of being attacked in the first place. Fighting back through running or screaming increased the odds of the women getting away from their attackers.
"This seminar built my confidence and helped me learn that simple moves can make a great impact no matter how "strong" you think you are." -- Bethany W
Due to the strong in-person component needed for Women's Self Defense seminars, these seminars are temporarily suspended due to pandemic. Feel free to reach out if you want to schedule a private seminar for yourself and a few friends or family.
Community seminars like Women's Self Defense are supported through the kindness and generosity of our donors.
Consider making a donation today to help support these programs, whether you are ready to try it out for yourself or not.