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St_michael2_max50

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I am trying to get information on how to set up a free or fairly cheap, but good quality self defense class for women. There has been a lot of assaults /attepted assaults on females in the neighborhood. My wife is part of a mother and child play group and the crime in the area has beeb discussed at during the play group. My wife was able to take a women self defense class several years ago while in college, and she suggested to her group trying to set up a womens self defense class or maybe just a basic self defense class for the group mothers to take, and there seems to be a great intrest in the idea. Any Ideas on ho to go about setting up this type of class, with little or no cost in order to offer these ladies a basic knowledge and skills to defend themselves if god forbid that they ever need it?

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You could try talking to your Local PD ,YMCA , local parks and recreation dept. or see if your church has a room you
can use. Maybe you could partner with a local Tae Kwon Do School and work a deal. Barter with them, You
do all the advertising which would be good for them it would help build their business. Find one that you agree with.
Might even try your local hospital and local high school. when talking to most of these palaces you want to talk with
there community service person. You will have to come up with some type of a waiver stating you and the place where ever you chose will not be held responsible for any one who becomes injured while training . A consent form
is what you want. So you can't be sued should someone get hurt. Also
get hold of the Business License Dept.. ask if you need a business license . If you charge a how much you can make before you have
to pay tax 's on what you make, or how it works if you charge and
donate the funds to a charity.

St_michael2_max50

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cool, thanks that gives me a lot of information and options to try.

Pamfinal_max50

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your welcome

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vanarsdale1632 said:

I am trying to get information on how to set up a free or fairly cheap, but good quality self defense class for women. There has been a lot of assaults /attepted assaults on females in the neighborhood. My wife is part of a mother and child play group and the crime in the area has beeb discussed at during the play group. My wife was able to take a women self defense class several years ago while in college, and she suggested to her group trying to set up a womens self defense class or maybe just a basic self defense class for the group mothers to take, and there seems to be a great intrest in the idea. Any Ideas on ho to go about setting up this type of class, with little or no cost in order to offer these ladies a basic knowledge and skills to defend themselves if god forbid that they ever need it?

I took a self-defense class at our local Gym. Took 4 hours, cost $25.00 (per person).
Afterwards, I found out that UNCW (University of North Carolina in Wilmington) offers the same for free. All you have to do is register online, or call UNCW to reseve a spot for a particular day/evening. Maybe a University in your area is offering this too. Call and ask them.
I don't regret taking the self-defense class at the Gym tho, because I (5'4", 130 lbs.) had the chance to throw the - 6'2", 230 lbs. - instructor on the mat. So, I'm not afraid of big guys anymore . A self-defense class sure bumps up your self-esteem.

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Rate This | Posted over 6 years ago

 

Our Sheriff's dept. gives a "Lady Beware" class. I think they do it for about $20 per person. They teach them some self defense tactics along with your rights as a civilian as far as when they can legally shoot someone in self defense. They also teach some basic firearms training. There are classroom sessions and scenerios they put them through. It's very effective and the ladys seem to enjoy it.

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Rate This | Posted over 6 years ago

 

Parks and Recreation, at least here, offers self-defense/martial arts classes at a low cost. If there is a Krav Maga school in your area they should have a curriculum for a four to eight hour women's self-defense class. If you look in the yellow pages you may find someone who has been certified to teach Adrenal-Stress Scenario Training (ASST) in any of its current manifestations (RMCAP, R.A.W., Prepare, etc.), they usually do self-defense training for women as well.

One additional thing that I have learned teaching is that women will respond better and have more faith in what they are taught if the class is taught by a woman. You might look for a female instructor.

Just some additional ideas to add to the great ones already posted here.

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Rate This | Posted almost 6 years ago

 

watercop9901 says ...


Our Sheriff's dept. gives a "Lady Beware" class. I think they do it for about $20 per person. They teach them some self defense tactics along with your rights as a civilian as far as when they can legally shoot someone in self defense. They also teach some basic firearms training. There are classroom sessions and scenerios they put them through. It's very effective and the ladys seem to enjoy it.

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Rate This | Posted almost 6 years ago

 

We have R.A.D. classes here. I can get you the info if you want. It stands for Rape Agression Defense and was designed by a police officer. They teach it at different places across the country and have been trying to make it more well known and popular. I have my book with all the contact info if anyone would like it.


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Rate This | Posted almost 6 years ago

 

R.A.D. is the best class out there. I am an instructor, and to qualify for "instructor", one has to be Law Enforcement or other very limited careers. After having taken the intructors course, I came back feeling more confident in myself than I ever did after Defensive Tactics from the academy or our departments ongoing / continuing education in this area. I strongly recommend RAD, it is great for all women, no matter age, size, or physical ability, IT WORKS. It is also Available all over the world, not just here in the US.

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Rate This | Posted almost 6 years ago

 

If you have a YMCA....go there.  This is something that I have done before with my Martial Arts class and the Y was more than helpful.

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Rate This | Posted over 1 year ago

 

 I took R.A.D. in college and it's a great beginning but doesn't go far enough to teach you to defend against a serious attacker, Now I take Krav Maga and that really teaches you how to operate under stress and gets the job done better than R.A.D.