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, to teach self defense classes for women and girls. 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.
ABC7 News visited SHIELD studio for an interview on our women's self defense classes, following El Paso and Dayton shootings.
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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 WOMEN'S SELF DEFENSE CLASSES FOR WOMEN, TEENS AND KIDS
Since 2003, SHIELD Women's Self Defense System ® has been providing self defense classes for 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 women's self defense classes 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!
"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)
Our women's self defense classes are open for women and teens 13 & up (11 if mom joins)
CLASSES ARE NOW IN SESSION
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The All Day Crash Course gives your the skills you need to know in one full day. Small class size, 8 students max. Get empowered in one day!
The Course meets for one day (Saturday) from 10am to 3pm)
Select the date you wish to take the training. Please register early.
WE CAN ALSO HOLD A "PRIVATE" GROUP ALL DAY CRASH COURSE for students. Inquire with the form above.
Open for Women & Girls
ages 8 & up.
CLASSES ARE IN SESSION
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 to 3 students
Open for women & girls ages 8 & up
CLASSES ARE IN SESSION
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 or at your location. $100 travel fee to conduct the training at your location
Partial client list
Due to COVID-19 Pandemic, this COURSE IS CURRENTLY ON HOLD
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.
ENROLLMENT IS NOW OPEN FOR 2023 CAMP
Open for girls ages 8 to 17
Monday-Friday 10am to 4pm
Drop off & pick up location:
1547 6th Street, Santa Monica
Creating a SAFE, FUN, and HEALTHY environment for Campers:
Program includes: Women's Self Defense, Self Awareness & Building Confidence Workshop, Healthy Relationship, Peer Pressure Workshop, Yoga, Dance, Meditation, Beach Day, Boat Ride in the Marina (ages 11 & up), Assertiveness Training, Core Workout, Agility Training, and More!
Week 1: ACCEPTANCE - Acceptance of our selves and others.
Week 2: FEAR - Overcoming fear and dealing with anxiety.
Week 3: RESPONSIBILITY - It takes work to be someone that others can rely and trust.
Week 4: PERSEVERANCE - Eliminating "I quit!" attitude. Learning what commitment means.
Week 5: CONFIDENCE - Building self-confidence by getting to know oneself.
Week 6: FOCUS & SELF CONTROL - The martial arts way.
Week 7: ANTI BULLYING - Recognizing bullies behaviors and learning to stand up for oneself.
Week 8: ANGER MANAGEMENT - Being more peaceful with oneself.
Week 9: KINDNESS & RESPECT - Respect for oneself and others. And being kind to oneself and others.
Week 10: VISION & PURPOSE - Finding something we LOVE to do and matching it to what the world needs.
Our Camp will be SOLD OUT.
Please register early to reserve your daughter's spot!
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