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New Self-Defense courses for summer

May 26 - June 30 (Thursdays) -Girls on Guard - Six-Week Women's Self-Defense Course (ages 14 +) Learn self-defense skills geared specifically for women using the Girls on Guard program designed by the Women’s Self-Defense Institute. This six-week format allows you to learn and practice effective self-protection skills through the use of weekly informational discussions as well as scenario based physical self-defense techniques that are simple to learn, retain, and perform because they use gross body movements. You will have the opportunity to work weekly with a “bad guy” in order to learn and reinforce the techniques taught and to gain confidence. The class format allows you to learn more advanced skills, like combatives and other more advanced Girls on Guard techniques. Students will use a wide variety of scenarios to learn about basic safety awareness, date rape drugs, social networking/ Internet safety, workplace safety, stalking, dating/domestic violence and much more. These techniques will empower you to be successful in your own self-protection. $89. Hardin Valley Campus.

July 18-22 (Monday - Friday)

  • Self-Defense for Kids (Ages 8-12) Using role-play, you will learn how to self-protect in common scenarios, and learn basic self-defense techniques that are easy and fun to learn. Self-protection strategies will include bully prevention, predator awareness, lures, basic self-defense skills and anti-abduction escape techniques. $59. Hardin Valley Campus.
  • Self-Defense for Tween Girls (Ages 9-14) Learn bully prevention strategies, stranger defense skills, predator awareness, and anti-abduction escape techniques. You will have fun learning basic self-protection skills through the use of thoughtful discussion and role play. $59. Hardin Valley Campus. 
  • Self-Defense for Teen Girls (Ages 15-17) Learn bully prevention strategies, stranger defense skills, predator awareness, and anti-abduction escape techniques. You will have fun learning basic self-protection skills through thoughtful discussion and role-play. Safe dating strategies and assault prevention will also be discussed in an age appropriate way. $79. Hardin Valley Campus.

June 4 (Saturday) - Women's Basic Self-Defense (Ages 13+) Learn basic self-defense techniques geared specifically for women using the Girls on Guard program, a women’s self-defense concept designed by the Women’s Self Defense Institute. Girls on Guard teaches effective responses in common scenarios that women are faced with by using instinctual self-defense techniques that are simple to learn and perform because they use gross body movements rather than fine motor movements that tend to be complicated to learn and perform correctly. Defense against attacks in parking lots, parking garages and other areas where it is imperative that you not be taken to a secondary location are just a few of the scenarios addressed. Information on topics like predator recognition and common lures is also an important part of the course. $40. Hardin Valley Campus.

July 16 (Saturday) - Women's Self-Defense Reduce the Odds: Sexual Assault Prevention (Ages 16 +) Learn how to protect yourself against attacks that can be perpetrated by acquaintances, which constitute 75% of all violence against women. Learn about drug-assisted assault, social networking/Internet safety, stalking, and dating/domestic violence prevention since the best case scenario for women is to not have to defend in the first place. You will learn some of the best sexual assault prevention techniques being taught today based on the Girls on Guard system. Because of the mature nature of the topics covered, participants should be 16 years and older. Students somewhat younger may be able to attend if a female parent/guardian attends with them. $40. Hardin Valley Campus.

July 30 (Saturday) - Women's Basic Self-Defense (Ages 13+) Learn basic self-defense techniques geared specifically for women using the Girls on Guard program, a women’s self-defense concept designed by the Women’s Self Defense Institute. Girls on Guard teaches effective responses in common scenarios that women are faced with by using instinctual self-defense techniques that are simple to learn and perform because they use gross body movements rather than fine motor movements that tend to be complicated to learn and perform correctly. Defense against attacks in parking lots, parking garages and other areas where it is imperative that you not be taken to a secondary location are just a few of the scenarios addressed. Information on topics like predator recognition and common lures is also an important part of the course. $40. Hardin Valley Campus.