Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

Temperature Check

Class Size: 8 Students Max

Mask AND Face Shield

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All students will have a temperature check at check-in via forehead thermometer scanner. Anyone with a fever will not be permitted to join the class. 

Mask AND Face Shield

Class Size: 8 Students Max

Mask AND Face Shield

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Students are required to wear a breathable sports mask and a face shield. Face shield can protect others and ourselves too. We have face shields available for sale at the studio. 

Class Size: 8 Students Max

Class Size: 8 Students Max

Class Size: 8 Students Max

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We are limiting class size to 8 students to allow enough space between students. Each student will have their own punching bag to work with. 

Mandatory Hand Washing

Rigorous Cleaning & Sanitizing

Class Size: 8 Students Max

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Students are required to wash their hands upon arrival at the studio. Hand sanitizers are available throughout the studio. 

Rigorous Cleaning & Sanitizing

Rigorous Cleaning & Sanitizing

Rigorous Cleaning & Sanitizing

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Rigorous cleaning schedule, disinfecting mats and touchable surfaces multiple times daily. 

10 Feet Distancing

Rigorous Cleaning & Sanitizing

Rigorous Cleaning & Sanitizing

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Each student will have her own punching bag to work with. We keep about 10 feet social distancing during class. 

Fill out the form below to get a FREE Tryout Class

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)

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

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

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NBC4 visited our studio to check out what we do! 

Click on the picture above to watch the coverage. 

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

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

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

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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)

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

ABC "Eyewitness News" (Aug 2019)

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

Click on the picture above to watch the coverage.

SHIELD has been featured across the world on:

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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?
 


WE OFFER CLASSES FOR KIDS, TEENS AND ADULTS
 

SHIELD training has been taught for:

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SHIELD Women's Self Defense System®

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...

Teenager's View

Kids' & Mom's View

SUMMER CAMP & After School Program

Empowerment SUMMER CAMP for Girls

TEEN Intensive All-Week Crash Course

TEEN Intensive All-Week Crash Course

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Open for girls ages 5 to 17


Creating a SAFE, FUN, and HEALTHY environment for Campers:


  • Class size is limited to 10 girls per class with a maximum enrollment of 20 girls/week.
  • Mandatory breathable sports face mask to be worn during our indoor activities.
  • Mandatory temperature check at check in for students and coaches. Those with a fever will not be allowed to participate and will be sent home.
  • Mandatory hand washing multiple times a day.
  • Maintaining 6 feet safe distance in our group classes.
  • Buddy system - each student will pick a partner to work with throughout the week thus limiting contact with other students.
  • Rigorous Cleaning: wiping down all touchable surfaces and mats multiple times throughout the day.


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!

TEEN Intensive All-Week Crash Course

TEEN Intensive All-Week Crash Course

TEEN Intensive All-Week Crash Course

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Open for TEEN Girls ages 14 & up


Monday to Friday

5:00 pm to 7:00pm


Our TEEN Intensive All-Week Crash Course is designed specifically for teen age girls. 


College bound students will particularly benefit from this program. 


Students will feel what it's like to be jolted off the ground and hit back with full force. 


Class discussions include dating safety, precautionary safety tips, and studies on sexual assault in Southern California. 


Due to COVID-19 Pandemic, we are implementing strict guidelines below to ensure a Clean, Safe, & Healthy environment for all students:


  • Class size is limited to 8 girls per class
  • Mandatory breathable sports face mask to be worn during class.
  • Mandatory temperature check at check in for students. Those with a fever will not be allowed to participate and will be sent home.
  • Mandatory hand washing at arrival.
  • Buddy system - each student will pick a partner to work with throughout the week thus limiting contact with other students.
  • Rigorous Cleaning: wiping down all touchable surfaces and mats multiple times throughout the day.

Self Defense Classes for Women & Girls

Weekend Intensive Training

Weekend Intensive Training

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. 


CURRENTLY THERE'S A WAIT LIST TO JOIN THIS PROGRAM


Please register early.


Due to COVID-19 Pandemic, we are implementing strict guidelines below to ensure a Clean, Safe, & Healthy environment for all students:

  • Class size is limited to 10 girls per class
  • Mandatory sports face mask to be worn during class.
  • Mandatory temperature check at check in for students. Those with a fever will not be allowed to participate and will be sent home.
  • Mandatory hand washing at arrival.
  • Buddy system - each student will pick a partner to work with throughout the week thus limiting contact with other students.
  • Rigorous Cleaning: wiping down all touchable surfaces and mats multiple times throughout the day.


All Day Crash Course

Weekend Intensive Training

Weekend Intensive Training

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.


Due to COVID-19 Pandemic, we are implementing strict guidelines below to ensure a Clean, Safe, & Healthy environment for all students:

  • Class size is limited to 10 girls per class
  • Mandatory sports face mask to be worn during class.
  • Mandatory temperature check at check in for students. Those with a fever will not be allowed to participate and will be sent home.
  • Mandatory hand washing at arrival.
  • Buddy system - each student will pick a partner to work with throughout the week thus limiting contact with other students.
  • Rigorous Cleaning: wiping down all touchable surfaces and mats multiple times throughout the day.

Private Lesson, Private Group & Corporate Training

Private Lessons

Private Group Training

Private Group Training

Private lesson for women's self defense

Open for Men & Women

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


Due to COVID-19 Pandemic, we are implementing strict guidelines below to ensure a Clean, Safe, & Healthy environment for all students:

  • Mandatory face mask to be worn during class.
  • Mandatory temperature check at check in for students. Those with a fever will not be allowed to participate and will be sent home.
  • Mandatory hand washing at arrival.
  • Rigorous Cleaning: wiping down all touchable surfaces and mats multiple times throughout the day.

Private Group Training

Private Group Training

Private Group Training

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Open for ALL ages 8 & up

Men & Women's Classes


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


Due to COVID-19 Pandemic, we are implementing strict guidelines below to ensure a Clean, Safe, & Healthy environment for all students:

  • Class size is limited to 10 girls per class
  • Mandatory face mask to be worn during class.
  • Mandatory temperature check at check in for students. Those with a fever will not be allowed to participate and will be sent home.
  • Mandatory hand washing at arrival.
  • Buddy system - each student will pick a partner to work with throughout the class thus limiting contact with other students.
  • Rigorous Cleaning: wiping down all touchable surfaces and mats multiple times throughout the day.

Corporate Training

Private Group Training

Corporate Training

Corporate Self Defense Workshops

Partial client list

Open for Companies

(Workshop open for men & women)


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) 

Fill out the form below to get a free Tryout Class

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. 

info@shieldselfdefense.com

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