Why Everyone Should Train in Self-Defense
People who participate in self-defense classes learn how to be more assertive and better stand up for themselves, which in and of itself makes them less likely to be victimized. When people learn to recognize assault risk situations and how to stop coercive behavior before it escalates, they can better avoid a physical confrontation.
95% of self defense is preventing violence, 5% is reacting to it
If there is a physical confrontation, those who have trained in self-defense are far likely to escape successfully, and escape without injury.
Awareness Confidence Tactics
The quality or state of being aware: knowledge and understanding that something is happening or exists.
A feeling of self-assurance arising from one’s appreciation of one’s own abilities or qualities.
Any procedure for gaining advantage or success; a device for accomplishing an end.
Our Self-Defense Mission
Our mission is to empower people with effective, relevant training in the dynamics of assault, assault risk mitigation, and physical self-defense. Our curriculum encompasses stranger attacks, acquaintance attacks, and physical self-defense techniques to escape or prevail.
Our Women’s Self-Defense Curriculum
The ACT women’s self-defense curriculum has two formats; a seminar appropriate for all women and girls age 10+, and a comprehensive self-defense workshop appropriate for all women and girls 12+.
ACT women’s self-defense classes improve women’s self-defense capabilities with:
- Knowledge of asocial and social predator tactics so they can better know when they have been targeted as a victim
- Non-verbal communication, verbal communication, and boundary management skills to deter a predator
- Simple and effective physical self-defense techniques
The physical self-defense techniques are based on those needed to thwart the most common attacks on women. The techniques have been carefully selected from numerous martial arts disciplines for their effectiveness and their ease of learning.
ACT women’s self-defense classes are led by women. Strong female role models are an important aspect of instilling a healthy self-defense mentality. Each class has a male co-instructor with qualifying martial arts rank to provide realistic practice that helps ensure participants can escape a real attack.
Our Men’s Self-Defense Self-Defense Mission
The ACT men’s self-defense curriculum is presented a seminar format and is appropriate for all men and boys age 10 and up.
ACT men’s self-defense classes improve men’s self-defense capabilities with:
- Knowledge of asocial predator tactics so they can better know when they have been targeted as a victim
- Knowledge of the dynamics of male-on-male social violence so they can better escape a confrontation
- Simple and effective physical self-defense techniques for use in the event a confrontation escalates to physical violence
The physical self-defense techniques are based on those needed counter and prevail in the most common attacks on men. The techniques have been carefully selected from numerous martial arts disciplines for their effectiveness and their ease of learning. ACT men’s self-defense classes and workshops are led by men.