Self Defense Classes for Women in Los Angeles Area

6295 Bristol Parkway, Culver City (Fox Hills Plaza)

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 Women's Self Defense System ®

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BBC World News, Good Morning America, E! Entertainment, BuzzFeed, France24, NBC, Hallmark, Fox, CBS, KCAL, ABC, Telemundo, Univision, LA Weekly, and more media outlets in 5 languages - English, France, Spanish, Chinese and Indonesian languages. 

Since 2003, SHIELD Women's Self Defense System has provided women's self defense classes and self defense workshops for various groups, including LA County Dept of Public Health, BuzzFeed, LA County Office for Women's Health, FOX Studios, Kaiser Permanente, Lionsgate, Discovery, UCLA Spirit Squad, USC, E! "Keeping up with the Kardashians", LA Mayor's Office, Absolut Vodka, Santa Monica Police Activities League, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, Alverno HS, Santa Monica HS, and various companies, schools, private groups and government entities. 

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! 


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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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6295 Bristol Parkway, Culver City, CA 90230

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