Beyond "Common Sense" Self-Defense
Thousands of women have benefited from the unique teaching method used by the Women's Self-Defense Institute. Our guiding philosophy is set in the very real differences in the self-defense needs for women vs. men. The nature of the conflict is, on so many levels, hugely different. For us, this means using a woman's strongest weapons against a man's weakest points. The self-defense modules are designed to interlock in developing techniques and skills which have been proven to work for the non-martial artist female against full power attacks from men. We teach awareness, avoidance, space management, and a system of resisting assaults using simple to learn gross-body movements that take advantage of your natural instincts which are easier to remember under stress.
Awareness – Avoidance – Escape - Self-Defense
Easy to Learn * Easy to Do * Easy to Remember
Providing you with the right skills necessary to make the right choices and safely escape during any random act of violence.
This is the time of empowerment in learning self defense and self-awareness skills. This course is designed by women from real life self defense experiences and is designed for the everyday mom, wife, girlfriend, daughter and sister.
***This is not a Martial Art***
Introducing your Alaskan Instructors:
Mark Passmore is a Defend University/Women's Self-Defense Institute - Certified “Girls on Guard: Level 1, 2 and Level 3” (Women Against Weapons) Self-Defense Instructor under Master Instructor Steve Kardian. Mark is a Black Belt in Tang Soo Do, and has studied Shotokan Karate and Traditional Hapkido. Mark is also a Certified "Personal Readiness Defense" Instructor under Tony Blauer and the Blauer Tactical Systems; Burn With Kearns Master Trainer MMA Strength & Conditioning Specialist under Coach Kevin Kearns; Certified Personal Fitness Trainer and Fitness Nutrition Specialist; Certified Functional Aging Specialist and a Retired Army Veteran of 23 years.
Debbie Passmore is also a Defend University/Women's Self-Defense Institute - Certified “Girls on Guard: Level 1, 2 and Level 3 (Women Against Weapons) Self-Defense Instructor under Master Instructor Steve Kardian. She has no martial arts training but is passionate about teaching this women’s self-defense program.
*****Instructors are required to recertify every two years to remain current with the curriculum.*****