Women's Self-Defense Classes
Women who have trained in self-defense are far more likely to escape an attack without injury. The women’s self- defense classes at Black Flag Jiu-Jitsu Club address awareness, avoidance, diffusing, and fighting back when necessary.
Women who participate in women’s self-defense classes learn how to be more assertive, which makes them less likely to be victimized. They learn to recognize and avoid risky situations, and how to stop coercive behavior before it escalates into a physical confrontation.
The women’s self-defense techniques taught focus on the defending and escaping most common physical attacks. Drilling the self-defense techniques every week helps eliminate a panic response while building muscle memory (defense reflex). The techniques are selected from multiple martial art and combat disciplines for their simplicity and effectiveness. They do not require superior physical strength or advanced motor skills to successfully execute.
Black Flag Jiu-Jitsu Club women's self-defense classes use the Warrior Women Self-Defense curriculum. Warrior Women self-defense classes are designed to improve women’s self-defense mentality with:
Knowledge of predator tactics
Threat awareness and preparedness
Verbal confrontation and boundary management skills
More confidence and improved self-esteem
Physical self-defense techniques
Upcoming Women's Self-Defense Classes
Saturday, January 19, 2018: Women's Self-Defense Seminar
Decades of research proves women who have taken a self-defense class are less likely to be targeted as a victim, and are more likely to get away if they are.
In this 90-minute seminar, you’ll learn effective life-saving skills, including:
Improving your ability to identify the danger in situations
Developing skills to deter perpetrators
Practicing simple, effective physical self-defense techniques
You’ll learn about the predator’s victim selection process. When you know how they operate, you’ll be better able to detect the setup for an attack and escape before it happens.
You’ll learn about the Color Codes of Awareness used to in defense instruction to military, police, and security personnel. This, and “priming your brain”, will help you be mentally prepared to manage a perpetrator.
You’ll learn about space management, and the escapes and strikes that can save your life. The physical self-defense techniques are simple, effective, and do not require strength.
This self-defense seminar is appropriate for females age 10 and up. It’s a great mother-daughter activity! In just 90 minutes, you’ll gain awareness, confidence, and life-saving physical self-defense skills.
What students are saying:
What an empowering experience! I learned essentials I strongly recommend to any woman. Amanda K.
Excellent tactics in a short amount of time. Thank you. Becky S.
I enjoyed this class very much. I learned a lot about how to defend myself in certain situations. Rachel P. (Age 10).
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Can men attend?
A. The only males allowed to attend are co-instructors (the lead instructor is female) who help make the defense and escape practices realistic.
Q. Can my teenage daughter attend?
A. The 90-minute women’s self-defense seminar is appropriate for girls age 10 and up. The 8-hour women's self-defense workshop is designed for adult women and girls age 12 and up. Young women age 15 -17 are welcome to attend with parental permission (signature on our waiver of liability). Girls ages 12 to 14 are welcome to attend when accompanied by an adult female parent or legal guardian. The frank presentations and discussions on sexual violence in the 8-hour workshop are not appropriate for girls younger than 12.
Q. What should I wear?
A. Active wear that does not restrict movement, like what you would wear to the gym or yoga class, is most appropriate. Please note that shoes are not allowed on the mat. If you prefer not to go barefoot, you can wear socks.
If you have any other questions, we’re happy to answer them. Just can call or text us at (480) 438-4389.