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 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! 

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Self Defense Classes for Women & Girls

TEEN Self Defense - Weekend Course

Self defense classes for teen girls

Open for Teen Girls ages 12 to 19

Weekly Intensive Training specifically for TEEN girls. Classes meet once a week for 2 hours on Sundays 4-6pm, and twice a week for 1 hour each on Tuesday & Thursday from 5-6pm. 


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Women's Self Defense - Weekend Intensive Course

Self defense classes for women

Open for women and teen girls ages 14 & up (12 if mom joins)

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

12 Weeks Course $595

Month to month $225

You can join anytime - click REGISTER below:


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All Day Crash Course

All Day Self Defense Class for Women & Teens

Open for women and teens 14 & 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 from 10am to 4pm. 

Tuition is $195


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Fitness & Conditioning Workout

Fitness & Self Defense conditioning for women

Open for women and teens 14 & 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. 

Limited Time Offer:



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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 person, 2 or 3 people. 

1 person - $175 ($150 ea for Pack of 5)

2 persons - $225 ($175 ea for Pack of 5)

3 persons - $275 ($225 ea for Pack of 5)


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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. 

Up to 9 people $450 

10 or more people $550 

The training is conducted at our Studio

$100 travel fee to conduct at your location


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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! 

Tuition is $750


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SUMMER CAMP & After School Program

Empowerment SUMMER CAMP for Girls

Empowerment Summer Camp for Girls

Open for girls ages 6 to 19

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


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After School Program


Open for girls ages 6 to 12

 The Core of the Program is Our Women's Self Defense Training & Character Development Program.  It Includes Women's Self Defense Training, Habits & Character Development Program, Self Awareness & Building Confidence Workshop, Hip Hop Dance, Meditation, Assertiveness Training, Core Workout, Agility Training, and More!

FREE Transportation from school!


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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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