Self-defense isn't about knocking the daylights out of someone who annoys you on your way to work or about living in fear or anticipation of an attack. It's about taking control of your own safety since, unfortunately, we don't live in utopia just yet.
Sifu Rajveer explains "There's a type of confidence
that comes from knowing we can protect ourselves that's unshakeable. It doesn't come from the way we look or how many likes we get on social media. We look at ourselves differently when we know we can take care of ourselves and no one can take that away. It's based on something internal, not external."
At Golden Dragon School Of Martial Arts, our instructors takes women's self-defense both seriously and personally, offering expert tips and demonstrations on how to keep yourself safe and escape from a dangerous situation. Listen up!
What GDSMA Women’s Self-Defense Classes Aren’t
While the women’s self-defense techniques taught are drawn from multiple martial art and combat disciplines, our women’s self-defense classes are not martial arts, urban assault, or combat training. You will not be taught techniques that require superior physical strength or advanced motor skills. You will not be taught 20 ways to break an arm, how to street fight, or train to be an expert in unarmed combat. While there is occasional instruction in weapons use, the techniques primarily taught do not use weapons.
Who Teaches GDSMA Women’s Self-Defense Classes?
To provide a strong female role model, GDSMA women’s self-defense classes are led by women who have both self-defense skills and an in-depth knowledge of how violence is perpetrated against women.The co-instructor, who acts as the aggressor, is a male who has achieved a martial arts teaching rank. A teaching rank for co-instructors ensures that aggressor drills are realistic yet executed with superior control.
Who Can Attend GDSMA Women’s Self-Defense Classes?
GDSMA women’s self-defense classes are designed for adult women. Young women age 15 -17 are welcome to attend with parental permission (signature on our waiver of liability). Girls ages 12 to 14 are welcome to attend when accompanied by an adult female parent or legal guardian.
What should I wear?
What should I bring?
If it is your first class or workshop, be sure to arrive 10 minutes early to sign a waiver form. You may want to bring a bottle of water.
Can my father, husband, boyfriend, etc. watch or participate with me in the program?
Due to the conversation, and in order to ensure the comfort of all who attend, the class is for women only. Men, other than male co-instructors, are not allowed to attend.