Basic Self Defense (SD101)

Course Price: $75
Course Times: 8 hours
Course Designer: Dave Jenkins

In this class, you will learn more about body language, non-verbal communication, and pre-attack indicators. We will also talk about how the predators among us use what is called "Target Selection" in picking a victim, and how to work on minimizing it. Physiological and psychological reactions to an attack will be discussed, as well.  Participants will also learn some basic skills to counteract an aggressor's actions.

Subjects Covered:

Techniques include:

  • Building a "Winning Mindset" (some call it a 'Survivor's Mindset')
  • Movement and positioning in varying situations
  • Learning to counter the most basic and common attacks (wrist grabs, hair pulls, punches, etc)
  • Situational scenarios

  • Required Equipment:
    • Comfortable clothing (jeans or sweats), T shirt or sweatshirt, and sneakers.
    • No high heels, sandals, flip flops, or hard-soled shoes.

    You will be working in close proximity with others, so good grooming and appropriate clothing is appreciated.


    This class is on the low end of being physically demanding. If you have any questions about preexisting injuries or limitations, please contact us before registering.


    Frequently Asked Questions



    Thanks so much for the course today! It was wonderful. Beforehand, I was afraid the instructors would be macho guys like the ones who taught the hunter safety course I went to. You can imagine how glad I was to find you an encouraging and confidence-boosting person who wasn't about to make fun of me for not knowing something! In fact there are a lot of things I was afraid of before that do not scare me anymore. I think the biggest thing I learned is not so much that I can and should do something in the event that I am attacked, but what some of my options are and confidence. If I had been attacked before this, I would likely have frozen thinking, "I should know what to do! I have to do something or this will be my fault!" but draw a complete blank on workable options. Now I know some options and I am excited about learning and practicing more in the near future. I may never have been attacked, but there have been times that fear and emotional intimidation of others has overpowered me because I was afraid it could become physical. It will not happen again though, because I know I can win if someone does resort to physical methods. You may never know what this has done for me, but THANK YOU!

    - - , NY

    I just wanted to Thank You once again for the great class on self-defense yesterday. It was very helpful for myself, but also made my teenager Diana more aware of her surroundings, which is what I had hoped for. Thank You for pointing out the "date rape" drug; and the numerous ways to break out of the common holds. I appreciate your directness & seriousness about the various subjects that teens tend to "laugh" about when their parents try to explain it to them. It helps coming from another adult / parent who has actually seen these things really take place. I would like to continue taking classes with Diana. I'll give her time to spread the news to her friends; we know that they "talk"; maybe they may want to try it themselves! I also have a soon-to-be-13 yr old daughter who will also need to learn these skills. I will keep your website marked for future dates. I will be sure to drop your name to groups of friends or others who may be looking for self-defense for themselves. Thanks again, not only for the techniques, but for the manner that you present them. You know the information that we want & need, and how to deliver it! It was great!

    - Gaylene - , NY

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