The best way — in fact the only way — to prepare yourself to fight off an attacker is to take a self-defense class. We'd love to give you all the right moves
in an article, but some things you just have to learn in person.
Many people think of self-defense as a karate kick to the groin or jab in the eyes of an attacker. But self-defense actually means doing everything possible
to avoid fighting someone who threatens or attacks you. Self-defense is all about using your smarts — not your fists.
Attackers aren't always strangers who jump out of dark alleys. Sadly, anyone can be attacked by people they know. That's where another important self-defense
skill comes into play. This skill is something self-defense experts and negotiators call de-escalation.
We focus on teaching these skills in conjunction with the physical moves to help protect you in any situation. Find a location nearest you to