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Classes for Adults, Teens & Kids! We keep our class size small. So space is limited. Save the spot in class for you or your daughter TODAY!

6295 Bristol Pkwy, Culver City, California 90230, United States

(310) 854-9239

Recent Media Coverage

NBC "CA Live" (June 2019)


NBC4 visited our studio to check out what we do! 

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SHIELD Women's Self Defense in Tanzania, Africa (Sept 2019)


Due to the high rate of sexual assault & teen pregnancy, SHIELD Women's Self Defense was hired to visit the Same District in Tanzania, Africa. Classes were taught daily for 2 weeks for various groups of teachers, school principals, students, police department, survivors of gender based violence, community educators, and the Maasai tribal women. SHIELD Women's Self Defense program is currently a part of the curriculum for 19 schools in Tanzania

ABC "Eyewitness News" (Aug 2019)


ABC7 News visited SHIELD studio for an interview, following El Paso and Dayton shootings. 

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SHIELD has been featured across the world on:


Topics include:

 What are my natural weapons?

 What are my targets?

How do I hit properly?

How do I keep from panicking?

What if I’m pinned to the ground?

How do I get a man twice my size off my body?

What if I’m being choked?

What if someone grabs me from behind? 

What if I’m pushed to the ground?  

 What to do when someone pulls my hair?


SHIELD training has been taught for:


SHIELD Women's Self Defense After School & Summer Camp

Since 2003, SHIELD Women's Self Defense System ® empowers women and girls by training them on how to fight back a much stronger opponent in close-range situations. Unlike other self defense or martial arts, SHIELD emphasizes on using leverage and lower body strength to generate power.  Based on a mixture of martial arts principles, self-defense and street  fighting skills, SHIELD Women's Self Defense System was created exclusively for women & girls. 

The logic is simple, to get used to something, we first have to experience it. We can't swim without going in the water. The difference between fear and terror is in knowing what to do. When we know what to do, fear is a motivation ally. When we don't know what to do, or have never experienced it, we will freeze in terror because we have no clear goal on how to respond. The difference is in the TRAINING! 

What our students say...

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Kids' & Mom's View

SUMMER CAMP & After School Program

Empowerment SUMMER CAMP for Girls


Open for girls ages 6 to 17

Program includes: Women's Self Defense, Water Sports Lessons, Self Awareness & Building Confidence Workshop, Healthy Relationship/Dating Safety Workshop for teens, Peer Pressure Workshop, Yoga, Hip Hop Dance, Meditation, Assertiveness Training, Core Workout, Agility Training, and More!

Our Summer Camp always sell out. 

Please register early to reserve your daughter's spot!

Little Ninja After School Program


Open for girls ages 5 to 12

 Classes are on Tuesdays & Thursday 4:30 to 5:15pm

This course will teach your daughter how to have confidence and how to be safe around bullies and strangers! 

She will learn how to  do: Palm Strikes, Elbow Strikes, Knee Strikes, Kicking, Blocking, Takedowns, and Grappling! It’s awesome! 

The drills we do are fun exercises that are designed to increase your ability to move and change direction and position of the  body quickly and effectively while under control. 

It increases quick  reflexes, coordination, balance, speed, and  correct response to the  changing situation.

SPECIAL: $20 for 1 Month Tryout

Space is limited!

Self Defense Classes for Women & Girls

Weekend Intensive Training

Self defense classes for women

Open for women and teen girls ages 13 & up (12 if mom joins)

Weekend Intensive Training for women and teens. Classes meet once per week for 2 hours on Sunday from 1-3pm. 

Students can take it for 5 weeks or 12 weeks. 


Please register early.

All Day Crash Course

All Day Self Defense Class for Women & Teens

Open for women and teens 13 & up (12 if mom joins)

 The All Day Crash Course gives your the skills you need to know in one full day. Small class size, 10 students max. Get empowered in one day!

The Course meets for one day (Saturday) from 10am to 4pm. 

Select the date you wish to take the training. Please register early.

Fitness & Conditioning Workout

Fitness & Self Defense conditioning for women

Open for women and teens 15 & up

SHIELD Self Defense Fitness training is a unique complete full body workout and conditioning training for women. Aside from learning how to kick, strike, knee and elbow, this class will help you lose weight, tone up, get stronger, increase coordination, and increase speed. It's awesome!

Tuition is $175/mo (month to month)

Class time: Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:45-7:45pm. 

Private Lesson, Private Group & Corporate Training

Private Lessons

Private lesson for women's self defense

Open for ALL ages 8 & up. 

Private Lesson is the best way to learn self defense because it is specifically for you. It allows the session to focus on your strength and weaknesses. We recommend Private Lesson to all students. 

Private lessons can be taken for 1 or 2 persons

Private Group Training


Open for ALL ages 8 & up

Get some friends, family, coworkers and start learning on how to fight back in a fun private group setting. 

The training is conducted at our Studio

$100 travel fee to conduct at your location

Corporate Training

Corporate Self Defense Workshops

Partial client list

Open for Companies

We offer Corporate Self-Defense Workshops at your office. We visit your office with all the gears and mats  to conduct the workshop. Your employees will love and appreciate the training. It's a moral boost and 'employee bonding' experience. It's awesome! 

Student's Testimonial - Kristen, FOX Entertainment Group

"Right from the first class, we were immersed in drills that gave us first hand experience about what it was like to be jolted (off balance) and attacked. No part of our bodies was safe; throat, hair, sneak   attacks from behind, being lifted off the ground. All of these scenarios sound terrifying. Yet Nelson helped us to experience and free ourselves from discomfort and anxiety. This went far beyond  mental  preparation. My body quickly adapted to aggressive physical  contact, and instinctively “knew” how react in order to defend and free myself. And how to turn the tables on an attacker. No situation left me frozen in fear or pain.  This was remarkable feeling for me!

I have been urging friends to take this  incredible course. The moves  are so basic, so easy. This is the only  self defense course that has  been so liberating for me....(con't to Endorsement page) 

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We keep our class size small. So space is limited. Save the spot in class for you or your daughter TODAY!

6295 Bristol Parkway, Culver City, CA 90230

Our studio is located in Fox Hills Plaza where CVS and Marshalls are located.

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