Empowering Personal Safety Classes throughout Southern California
Knowing you can handle yourself in any physical situation means you carry yourself differently. If you believe your life is worth fighting for, you’re more likely to stand up and speak up for yourself in all areas of your life.
We offer dynamic, empowering personal safety training. Our classes include assertiveness and awareness skills, boundary-setting, verbal strategies, and full-force physical assailant defense throughout Southern California.
Our training gives students the skills to avoid assault, if possible, and to physically defend themselves if necessary. It puts students in touch with their innate power regardless of size, strength, fitness or (dis)ability level. We are women and men working together to end violence in our society.
Here is a recent testimonial from a high school student:
I Enrolled in Self-Defense and it Changed My Life
After seeing the Self-Defense class, I was sold. I knew I had to attend Marlborough. I wanted to be that confident, strong girl achieving the unthinkable. Last year, I finally had my chance. I enrolled in Self-Defense and it changed my life.
Over the course of fourteen weeks, I learned the fundamentals of fighting with eye jabs, groin pulls, knees, elbows, and heel palms. At my Self-Defense graduation, my “assailant” was that same towering, 6’2, 200-pound Goliath, but now I was the skinny sixteen-year-old girl. I thought back to when I first saw the class, so taken by the show of force and confidence in the tiny teenage girl. Now, receiving my diploma in front of my parents after delivering a smack down to a gigantic man, I realized I’d learned more than just a set of physical skills; I discovered within myself an inner strength and the courage to follow my intuition. Whether it’s not walking down an alley that feels wrong or choosing the right college, listening to that inner voice will guide me through life and keep me safe. Self-Defense turned out to be a very apt name for that class. Not only did I learn to defend my physical self, but to pursue and defend a stronger and deeper sense of self.