Though we understand the highest responsibility for women to be safe in society inherently should be in people--especially boys and men--being taught and firmly held to the expectations of respectful and non-violent/non-threatening interactions with girls and women, we also understand that until society catches up there may be times in which a girl or woman may need to defend herself.  Whether this be from an attempted sexual assault, a potential physical assault, or attempted abduction, it can be beneficial to have some type of self-defense response easily accessible in your mental repertoire and muscle memory. 

With this in mind, we are offering a 90 minute workshop meant to be an introduction into Women's Self-Defense.   Though it is impossible to replace repeated and continuous training in self-defense techniques as a method to most successfully utilize self-defense techniques when needed, this workshop will introduce you to and familiarize you with self-defense skills/techniques in hopes to increase your situational awareness and ability to physical defend yourself should you encounter a threat to your physical safety.  

Facilitated by practicioners with several different martial arts backgrounds, James White of James White Fitness (Muay Thai Kickboxing/MMA), and Emily Mick of Titan Martial Arts (Krav Maga/Brazillian Jiu Jitsu), during this workshop you will be introduced to varying methods/techniques of self-defense as well as get to practice kicks, strikes, defense from grabs and chokes, defense from weapons, and defense from ground attacks.   



Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Participants must be 16 years and older to attend.  Participants under 18 must be participating with a paid parent/legal guardian or have parent present to sign Release of Libility. 


What should I wear and bring?

This workshop will be physical and hands on, as you will be practicing various techniques.  Additionally, the martial art mats are in a portion of the gym that is not air conditioned, though there is a large fan and open door which keeps the area comfortable.  With these factors in mind, we suggest breathable athetic wear that allows you comfort and ease of movement.   There are no shoes allowed on that mat so if you are not comfortable barefoot, we suggest you bring/wear socks or yoga socks.   We suggest bringing a water bottle or other hydration. 

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Feel free to contact James White Fitness at (405) 977-2544 with any questions about this workshop or any other services by James White Fitness.

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