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Self Defense Training To Take You From Fearful to Fearless!

Walk through life safe and confident!

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Protect yourself from predatory violence

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Join other women on this journey

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Let your spirit shine forth in the world

How It Works

The training process you’ll use to develop skills and confidence

A very common fear for women who wish to engage in some kind of self defense training is that she’ll look stupid or weak in front her peers, and especially in front of male instructors.

We assure you that these courses are judgment free zones! All the techniques are designed to use leverage rather than brute strength to be effective. YOU. CAN. DO. THIS! 

STEP 1: Understand Real Awareness & Assessment

Going beyond the conventional advice of “pay attention to your surroundings”, you’ll learn who is a bad guy and common tactics they use to trick and manipulate women. You’ll learn practical ways to trust your intuition. And you’ll learn to turn your natural fear into an ally. This knowledge will help you avoid potentially dangerous situations before they even begin.

STEP 2: Learn Verbal Skills to Deescalate Situations

You’ll learn specific speech patterns to set and enforce boundaries, practice asserting yourself, and when to feign giving up so that you can then use the element of surprise in your counter attack.

STEP 3: Practice the Techniques and Tactics 

Next, you’ll practice reliable techniques and tactics for the most common methods that attackers use. You’ll start slow and practice the moves with the other women in the course. Then, if you wish, you may try them out on the male assistants. All the physical drills are practiced in a safe and controlled manner. You control the intensity.

SPECIAL NOTE:

Because of the sensitive subject matter of this course (rape, abduction, stalking, domestic violence, etc.), a certain level of maturity is required of participants. We will address these subjects in a truthful manner not to frighten, but to prepare you for the reality of these kinds of attacks.
 
THEREFORE, WOMEN AGES 13 AND UP MAY TRAIN. HOWEVER, AGES 13-17 MUST HAVE A LEGAL GUARDIAN’S SIGNED CONSENT PRIOR TO ENGAGING IN TRAINING. We will have consent forms available at the event.
 
Self defense training is not an alternative to professional therapy. Although this course can be very empowering, if you have been a victim of sexual assault we recommend that you first seek out a professional therapist to help you in the healing and recovery process. This training can possibly trigger memories of past trauma. You or you and your doctor must assess your own level of readiness and confidence towards this training.
 
Women will conduct drills with each other first. Then if you wish, you may try the drills with a male “bad guy” role player. All training and drills are entirely voluntary.
 
Although this is a serious subject, we conduct training in a fun and safe atmosphere. Your physical and psychological safety is our primary concern.

Who It's For

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“At core, men are afraid women will laugh at them, while at core, women are afraid men will kill them.” – Gavin de Becker, author of The Gift of Fear: Survival Signals That Protect Us From Violence

  • 1 out of every 6 American women has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape in her lifetime (14.8% completed, 2.8% attempted).
  • Ages 12-34 are the highest risk years for rape and sexual assault.
  • 55% of sexual assaults happen at or near the victims home

This training is for any woman who is tired of having anxiety whenever she has to leave her house alone. This training is for any woman who wants the skills to take care of herself should something bad start to happen. This training is for all women.

YOU. CAN. DO. THIS!

Sign Up for an Upcoming Course Today!

We are currently scheduling upcoming Women’s Protective Measures courses for 2021.

Please check back soon!

*We also offer this course privately for groups (friends and family, coworkers, church groups, etc.) upon request.

If you’d like to schedule a private course for your group, please contact us.

A.C.T. Defense

Martial Arts School

2400 Mountain Drive #101

Hoover, AL 35226

(205) 490-8340

Hours of Operation:

Monday                 7-9pm

Tuesday                 7-9pm

Wednesday           7-9pm

Thursday               7-9pm

Friday                    Closed

Saturday               10am-12pm

Sunday                  Closed