The BEST After School Program in Culver City & Torrance (New


the process of becoming stronger and more confident, especially in controlling one's life and claiming one's rights.


Women's Self Defense Training

The core of our After School Program is SHIELD Women's Self Defense training and Character Development Program. Our self defense training is a very practical self defense training designed empower a smaller person against a much bigger opponent. 

SHIELD training has been featured across the world on BBC World News, BuzzFeed, E!, Hallmark, France 24, Good Morning America, NBC, and more.

SHIELD After School Program will teach your daughter how to have confidence and how to be safe around bullies and strangers! They will learn how to  do: Palm Strikes, Elbow Strikes, Knee Strikes, Kicking, Blocking, Takedowns, and Grappling in our after school program! 

It’s awesome! 

The drills we do are fun exercises that are designed to increase your ability to move and change direction and body positioning, quickly and effectively, while under control. It increases quick  reflexes, coordination, balance, speed, and agility. 


Character Development Program

Our after school program includes Character Development workshops. 

Good character is a person’s most valuable possession. It is the essential key to success in school, in work, and in one’s family life. There are many things in life that we cannot change, like our height or who our parents are; our character, however, is one of the things we can change.

Students will discover the connection between character and habits, understand the difference between individual acts and habits, and learn the seven-step approach to habit formation and habit elimination. Our Character Development  workshops are held in our after school program throughout the school year. 

We conduct various mini workshops in the after school program: 

  • Self Awareness & Building Confidence
  • Dealing With Peer Pressure
  • Healthy Relationships 
  • Bully Prevention Workshop
  • Developing Character & Habit
  • Integrity
  • Perseverance
  • Honesty
  • Respect
  • Compassion
  • Courage
  • Self Control
  • And More!

What moms say...

Not being bullied like she used to be...

I have to say that SHIELD women’s self defense after school program and the summer camp helped Liana gain so much confidence.   It was really the best thing for her.  

She is really a different little girl. She is thriving in her new school and is not being bullied like she used to be.  

Her confidence and ability to speak up for herself are skills she learned at SHIELD and she has not forgotten the skills she was taught.  We miss you a lot.

~ Carolina

Crucial for their upcoming years in middle school and beyond...

I just wanted to thank you on behalf of myself and Hannah.

The topics discussed and skills they learned are crucial for their upcoming years in middle school and beyond. You and your staff have a very important job and you all do it with grace, humility, and intelligence. I will be recommending you to all our friends. Keep up the good work!

~ Belinda

Move freely in the world...

I am grateful to SHIELD Women's Self-Defense for giving my daughter the confidence she deserves to move freely in the world, knowing that she has the power - and the permission - to defend herself, should a situation arise that demands it.

~ Kathy



Girls love learning new & cool dance moves in our after school program. From hip hop to ballet, our dance classes are taught by a certified dance instructor. 

Your daughter will have so much fun with our dance classes, while we focus on them improving coordination, agility, core strength, and balance during after school program.  

Agility Training


SHIELD After School Program incorporates Agility Training as a part of our training regiments. Being quick with our feet while remaining balance is the key in our agility training.

Students of SHIELD After School Program will get more grounded, more balance with increased coordinations. 

Core Workout


Your daughter will become physically stronger and grounded through our after school program. Core workout is incorporated as a part of our warm up activities. 

Having a strong physical body helps in all activities in our daily lives. 

Self Defense is the Core of our After School Program

A Necessary Training For All Girls!

Who do you accept in the After School Program?


Our after school program in Culver City is girls ages 6 to 14 years old. 

Our TEEN Program for girls over 14 years old is from 5-6pm, and Sundays from 4-6pm. Please see TEEN classes: TEEN Intensive 

Our culture of being the BEST means we only include the BEST programs, we only hire the BEST instructors and coaches, and we only accept the BEST students in our after school program. Honor and respect will be taught from day one. Misbehaved student who cannot follow instructions will not fit in our program. 

There is ZERO tolerance on bullying.

We are NOT a Daycare or Child Care or Babysitters.  

Our After School Program is a structured program exclusively for girls, with carefully selected life-skill lessons led by professionals in their fields, specifically chosen to empower the young ladies as they grow into adulthood. 

Structured Program


SHIELD After School Program is a structured program that focuses on daily improvements of crucial skills: 

  • Habits & Character! - Habit defines one's character and shapes one's life. Living mindfully is about noticing what we do, how we feel and what we eat...moment by moment.
  • Balance!  -  Balance is defines as the correct body placement within a space or determined movement. 
  • Coordination!   -  Coordination is the physical ability that allows a person to  perform orderly movements that are aimed toward executing a specific  technical action. 
  • Speed!  -  Speed is the basic physical ability to perform gestures in the shortest amount possible. 
  • Strength!  -  Strength is defined as the subject’s physical ability to lift, support or defeat a weight of mass by muscle action. 
  • Agility!  -  Agility is the ability to react rapidly with adequate movement to changing situations. 
  • Spatial Perception!  -   We define Spatial Perception as the knowledge of the environment and  its surroundings. It is also known as situational awareness. It involves the subject’s awareness of their situation and possible situations in their surrounding space. 
  • Body Perception!  -   Body perception is a cognitive structure that provides the human body  recognition in any situation and the information needed to establish  relations with the environment, including self awareness, and its  position in space. 

This after school program sounds perfect for my daughter! How do we join? And how much does it cost


Our After School Program is in operation when schools are in session.


5 Days/Week - Monday to Friday 

From school dismissal to 5pm. Parents pick up by 6pm.


2 Days/Week - Select Tue/Thu or Mon/Wed 

From school dismissal to 5pm. Parents must pick up by 6pm. 

FREE Transportation!

Currently, we pick up from the following schools:  

  • El Marino Elementary
  • Farragut Elementary
  • El Rincon Elementary

Outside of the schools we pick up, parents can drop off the students by 3:40pm daily.

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Fill out the form below to get one FREE week and a FREE uniform ($75 value) when you register to our After School Program for Girls! SPACE IS LIMITED. Save your daughter's spot early!

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