Develop and Maintain a "Live Safe" Lifestyle

Prerequisites: None

Required for Class:
Sturdy gym clothes
One pair of high heels or your typical dress shoes
Gym shoes (Sneakers, Tennis Shoes)

Jewelry should not be worn during the practical sessions. (Some soft jewelry or bands are acceptable)

Discussion: As discussed in the course description this course includes a significant amount of hands on training. Please wear appropriate gym or street clothing. Shorts are permitted but they should be no higher than just above the knee, consider wearing biker shorts, yoga pants, or other work out gear. Tees are acceptable, but low cut tops of any kind are not permitted.  Remember, at some point you will be working with male instructors, and they will be performing controlled attacks.

Because this course involves physical contact and some degree of exertion some medical disclosure may be necessary. All medical information will be kept in strict confidence and will only be made available to the instructors directly involved in your training. Please see our confidentiality page for more details.  No tobacco products or alcohol are permitted on the premises at any time for any reason. Vapor type devices are also not permitted. No fire arms, edged weapons or OC spray (mace) are permitted on the premises for any reason.

Note: If you are over 21 with a valid concealed weapons permit or DCJS license you may carry your weapon on the premises with instructor approval. Please note that some instructors may carry fire arms as part of their professional obligation. All instructors will also meet the above requirements. 

Course Goals

Develop an increased level of confidence by possessing the knowledge to take care of oneself and live safe

Understand the Levels of Situational Awareness

Determine the Level of Threat

Demonstrate Self Defense Techniques

Use Multiple Strategies to De-Escalate and Extricate Yourself  From Harms Way

Gain an understanding of the importance of maintaining an optimal nutritional status