Assault can happen anywhere, anytime. This course will give you the tools to help you stay calm and focused in unsafe situations.
Only $80 for 4 Weeks.
We’re introducing the Women’s Self-Protection Course catering to women ages 14 and above. This course will address the threats and dangers that may present themselves to you anywhere, anytime.
Being prepared is the best way to keep you safe from unknown predators.
March 7 – 30, 2017
Tuesday: 7:30 – 8:30pm
Wednesday: 10:00 – 1100am
Thursday: 7:00 – 8:00pm
*Choose one class/week
Only $80 for 4 weeks.
Call 781-326-2900 to sign up!
- In the US, 1-in-6 women reported experiencing an attempted or completed rape at some time in their lives.
- In Massachusetts alone, 4,418 adolescents and adults are sexually assaulted each year.
- 9-in-10 rape survivors are female.
- Females ages 16-19 are 4 times more likely to be the victims of sexual assault or rape than the general population.
- 75% of all survivors know their assailants personally; 80% of all rapes occur in the home.
- 99% of female survivors were raped by a male.
- Most “undetected rapists,” or those who have no been convicted or served jail time, are repeat assailants who commit an average of 6 rapes each.
- Most “undetected rapists” premeditate their attacks, identify and isolate victims, and deliberately use only as much force as necessary, such as psychological weapons and alcohol.
You should reason with your attacker.
NO. The perpetrator of an assault doesn’t think like you. Don’t try to resolve a problem without anyone getting hurt. They don’t play by normal rules, so don’t react as if they do. You can only level the playing field.
If you are attacked, scream for help.
NO. There’s no time to wait for a hero. You have about 5 seconds to act. The safest self-defense technique in a violent encounter is to cause an injury to the attacker.
Being fit can save your life.
NO. No matter how fit or strong you are, the best way to hone your self-protection skills is to focus on targeting key points of the body. Knowing those points could save you.
You need technical self-defense skills.
NO. Technique without injury is only a cool trick. It’s not important how the injury happens, only that it happens. All you need is force and a target.
Women who survive are fearless.
NO. The first effect in a violent situation is emotion, usually fear. Many people fear freezing up. In knowing how to respond, you’ll still feel a certain amount of fear, however, that will be tempered with confidence.
Focus on blocking the attacks.
NO. Many self-protection classes teach you to react to an attacker’s actions. This defensive thinking can make you hesitate and be one step behind the attacker. Don’t worry about what he’s doing; make him worry about what you’re doing.
Try to back away from your attacker.
NO. In a life-threatening conflict, if you are not injuring someone, you’re getting injured. Backing up or attempting to counter (as is typically taught in self-defense classes) only gets you in more trouble. You need to cause pain. You don’t want to “hurt” them; you need to injure them. Anything you do in a violent, life-threatening situation that doesn’t cause injury is worthless to you.
Hit as often and as quickly as possible.
NO. Punching and kicking are akin to slapping an attacker around. If you’re in danger, you need to throw all of your weight into a single target, or “strike.”