Ours are not your typical self defense classes. Our classes are geared towards the world that women face each day.
There is not a woman in this world who has not experienced some sort of verbal or physical harassment, or an actual physical attack. What distinguishes a class at Defense-ability from what’s labeled “typical self-defense” is the focus on boundary-setting, assertiveness, and information on dealing with everyday things. It’s not just about the best way to do a knee to the groin—it’s about things that happen in everyday life, be it street harassment or a co-worker who won’t respect your boundaries.
You’ll be empowered as you learn several aspects of self defense – situational awareness, boundary setting, and physical self defense skills.
As the names implies, situational awareness is simply knowing what’s going on around you. It sounds easy in principle, but in reality requires much practice. And while it is taught to soldiers and law enforcement officers, it’s an important skill for civilians to learn as well. In a dangerous situation, being aware of a threat even seconds before everyone else can keep you and your loved ones safe.
Boundary setting is another important aspect of women’s self defense. By learning to maintain space between you and a stranger you give yourself options as to what you can do to stay safe.
And while everyone usually expects to learn some sort of martial arts moves, we actually teach disabling techniques. They require little to no strength but are very effective tools that will help you to stop your attacker and escape.
While learning these, participants gain critical skills, increase confidence levels, and learn to recognize and avoid potentially dangerous situations they may encounter.
“Unlike martial arts, which is great but doesn’t actually prepare you for real life street situations, Rebecca teaches very simple, effective moves and provides a practice session.”
Morgan Hill, CA
This class is open to women 18 years of age or older (15-17 with parental permission) and designed to be low impact, information packed, and suitable for adults.
At Defense-ability you will learn the importance of situational awareness, and how to defend yourself physically. The class will cover important topics such as:
- Setting physical and verbal boundaries
- Street ”smarts” and awareness
- Pre-planning and preparing
- Recognizing and avoiding trouble
- De-escalating situations
- Simple and effective physical defensive techniques
Contact us for information on group and private instruction details, availability and requirements.
Class will be held at Cross Fit located at 1610 Dell Ave in Campbell
“We learned how to be more alert to the environment around us, what type of situations can be dangerous, how perpetrators think and pick victims, and, perhaps most importantly, how to physically defend ourselves.”