Learn to defend yourself! The Women's Self-Defense Seminars are designed to teach physical and psychological self-defense skills to women and transgender folks of all skill levels and backgrounds.

The Women Self-Defense Seminar is perfect for mothers and daughters, teenagers, young ladies heading off to college soon, and any female (for ages 12 & up) who would like to feel more confident in recognizing, avoiding, and defending against violent attacks.

You'll Learn:

  1. How to escape from grabs and chokes
  2. How to block and strike powerfully
  3. How to set—and keep—boundaries
  4. How to stand your ground
  5. How to use pressure points to safely dissuade or disable an attacker
  6. How to execute basic takedowns and fight while on the ground
    …and much more!

 FAQ's about The Women Self-Defense Seminars

  • What should I wear? Just wear comfortable clothes and if you can remember please bring a heavier-weight sweatshirt.
  • ‚ÄčAm I too old to learn self-defense? No. Anyone at any age can learn self-defense. Our students in the seminars range in age from 12 up into their 60s.
  • Will I get hurt? Although we will be training for real-life scenarios and learning fundamental protection techniques - the curriculum structure, practice procedures, and instruction manner all ensure safety first.
  • How long is the Seminar & what is the cost? The Self-Defense Seminar is two hours long and it costs $40.
  • When are the Seminars taught? The seminars are held on Sunday evenings from 5:00 - 7:00 pm. And, are scheduled every month.
  • Do you offer any other self-protection training for women? We teach individual self-defense lessons, do special classes for businesses & groups, and have ongoing weekly self-defense programs for those looking for even more in-depth training. If you have any questions about the Self-Defense Seminars or private instruction, please call the Academy at (734) 447-3000 


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