Self Defense Workshops

Self Defense Class Workshop Format

Our self defense workshop format allows our students the flexibility of taking the Model Mugging Self Defense Courses. The five workshop self defense series is same curriculum covered in the women’s Basic self defense course that is  based on researching thousands of assaults against women.

Each self defense workshop focuses on a specific category of attack that women may be confronted. The categories deal with Rear Attacks, Ground Reversals, and Boundary Setting while also establishing the context behind crimes against women.

Our martial science self defense training is more than teaching a group of physical movements. Workshops are smaller segments of the basic course that follows the Five Principles of Self Defense © that address the context from which sexual assaults occur with countermeasures practiced during full force scenarios.

Each self defense workshop builds upon information relative to establishing the total context in which the skills would be best applied. Over the five class curriculum, workshops simultaneously develop the mindset to use the skills most effectively.

Each self defense class culminates in applying the information and physical skills through Adrenaline Stress Training using the padded assailant.

Self Defense Basic Workshops

There are FIVE basic self defense workshops that cover the skills needed to deal with a Basic self defense against a single unarmed assailant. Armed assailants and multiple assailants are addressed in the Advanced self defense course/workshops.

The skills taught are developed from martial science and not grouping likable martial arts techniques.

Our Basic Self Defense Course May Be Separated into Five Workshops

1. Rear Attack 1 Introductory Class

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Student yells “No” during grab from behind scenario taught in Rear Attack 1 – Introductory Workshop.

Rear Attack One is our 4-hour self defense workshop that develops the foundation for fighting full force in an adrenaline state. The workshop establishes the mindset for fighting and overcoming inhibitions about self-protection. The Five Principles of Self Defense and Four General Options for women are also described.

This introductory class applies the physical skills in full-forces fights against a padded attacker from a rear attack. This class is the prerequisite for the other four Basic Self Defense Course workshops.

  • Foundation for Full Force Fighting
  • Mindset for Fighting
  • Five Principles of Self Defense
  • Four General Options
  • Fights Against Padded Attacker

The Introductory Self Defense Workshop is a prerequisite for any of the subsequent workshops.

Tuition for each of the five self defense workshops varies from $75 to $125 depending on location and travel factors.

We offer introductory workshops at the beginning of most of our Basic Women’s Self Defense courses. This introductory class lays the foundation for the rest of the Basic Course that involves a very structured progressive program that is divided into the following sections described below.

2. Rear Attack 2

Self Defense for Women

Student applies elbow strike to the padded assailant’s face taught in Rear Attack 2 Model Mugging self defense workshop.

Rear Attack Two is a 4 hour self defense workshop that addressees the Crime Prevention Pyramid and the emotional and physical problem of crime. This self defense class covers the types of violence and how these differences relate to personal protection. The fighting spirit pertaining to self-protection is enhanced with an understanding of the criminal mentality and the origins of sexual predator motivations.

  • Crime Prevention Pyramid
  • Emotional & Physical Problem
  • Types of Violence & Fighting
  • Criminal Mentality
  • Origins of Predator Motivations
  • Full Force Fights Against Padded Assailant Attacking From Behind

During this second Rear Attack class, the physical skills needed for defending against different rear grabs are applied to full force fights against the padded assailant. Techniques are taught to defend against an assailant attacking in different manners from behind. Rear Attack 1 is required before taking the Rear Attack 2 workshop.

3 & 4. Ground Reversal 1 & 2

Self Defense for Women Ground Techniques

Ground defense skills are taught to women taking Model Mugging self defense classes.

These two Ground Reversal self defense workshops should be taken in succession and are each 4 hours in length. This is the most important class defining assaults against women that impacts mental preparation and sets the context for how to defend against sexual assault. The workshops will describe the dynamics of sex crimes and the four phases of a sexual assault related to rapist typologies. Also covered are alcohol and drug facilitated assaults. Each ground reversal workshop will apply scenario based strategies and techniques against the padded assailant attacking women who are lying or knocked down to prone of supine positions.

  • Dynamics of Sex Crimes
  • Four Phases of Assault
  • Rapist Typologies
  • Drug Facilitated Assaults
  • Full Force Fights Against
  • Padded Assailant Attacking Women Lying Down

(Ground Reversal 1 should be taken before Ground Reversal 2)

5. Boundary Setting

Boundary Setting self defense workshop is 4 hours. The focus is on is on boundary setting and conflict de-escalation and addresses the legalities of using force in personal self defense.

Students learn boundary setting and conflict de-escalation skills.

Students learn boundary setting and conflict de-escalation skills.

  • Options for Women
  • Dating Violence
  • Boundary Setting & Conflict De-escalation
  • Full Force Fights From Front

Overall, options are addresses related to assaults against women including dating and intimate partner violence. The self defense class concludes with adrenalized boundary setting exercises and full force fights from front against the padded assailant.

You can contact us about hosting a self defense workshop in your community.

Self Defense Advanced Workshops

Advanced Course Self Defense Workshops dealing with armed and multiple assailants are taught upon demand. Students must be graduates of the Basic self defense course. The Advanced self defense course builds upon the skills learned in all five Basic Course workshops listed above.