Empower yourself (or someone you love) with our weekend reality-based women’s self-defense workshop. You’ll learn simple, effective self-defense techniques how and apply them in real situations!
The A.C.T. Learn Women’s Self-Defense in a Weekend workshop provides training in both psychological and physical self-defense techniques. Girls age 15-17 may participate with parental permission. Due to some of the mature content, girls age 12 to 14 may participate with a parent or guardian. Please see all of our class and workshop terms and conditions.
The A.C.T. Women’s Self-Defense program is NOT a martial arts program, nor is it a fighting system. Most martial arts programs do not expressly address violence against women, which is distinctly different than male-on-male violence. Cost should not be a barrier to a woman learning how to defend herself. Some scholarships are available to those who cannot otherwise afford to attend.
About the Workshop
The Learn Women’s Self-Defense Workshop is taught by women and starts with escapes from common grabs, which are typically the predecessor to a more violent attack. Next is delivering powerful strikes so you can get way safely, and last is getting up from the ground, and getting up when someone is on top of you. The last portion of each day is an optional aggressor session.
In the aggressor session, the male co-instructor simulates a real attack while wearing a protective “aggressor suit”. Co-instructors are high-ranking martial arts practitioners, so they are well-versed in simulating attacks without injuring. The protective aggressor suit allows workshop participants to experience distress “tunnel vision” and safely use full speed and strength to get away.
Who Should Attend?
Statistically females age 15 to 25 are primary targets for robbers and rapists, who try to capitalize on the perceived inability for their victims to see the attack coming and avoid it or know how to defend themselves when under attack. It is so important that all females age 15 to 25 attend. Remember, some scholarships are available to those who cannot otherwise afford to attend. Mothers are strongly encouraged to attend with their minor daughters who are age 12 and up.
While females age 15 to 25 are primary targets, all women are targets for criminals seeking to exploit their power. As excellent physical condition is not a requirement for the workshop, any woman age over age 25 who can do one jumping jack should attend.
November 2017 Workshop
The November, 2017 workshop will take place Saturday, November 11 and Sunday, November 12 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. each day. The workshop will be held at Black Flag Jiu-Jitsu Club, located on the southwest corner of 35th Avenue and Northern in Phoenix.
There are a limited number of spaces available for the November 2017 Learn Women’s Self-Defense in a weekend, and this is the last workshop this year.