Private Instruction for Groups and Individuals

You provide the students and we’ll teach the classes! Learning self-defense with friends, family, colleagues or classmates can be an especially fun and empowering experience. We will create a custom program or class to meet the specific needs of your group. Some examples of private group classes and the people who choose this option:

  • > A workshop or a comprehensive self-defense course designed just for girls
  • > Self-defense instruction for a group of mothers and their children
  • > Personal safety classes for young women who are about to live on their own for the first time
  • > A group of friends who want to learn self-defense, but can’t make it to our regular classes
  • > An individual who prefers private lessons rather than a group experience
  • > Anyone who wants a small class size, or instruction that is designed just for them

Safety Skills Workshop

Our workshops are designed to give attendees a fast and fun introduction to personal safety. They are typically from 1-3 hours long but can be any length, to suit your goals and schedule. Participants learn common-sense strategies to reduce risk, the power of using our voices, how to use attitude effectively, and simple but effective physical techniques. For all ages and abilities!

Programs for Businesses and Nonprofits

Personal safety instruction is a unique and valuable benefit for organizations large and small. Classes are tailored to meet the particular needs of the organization, and may be women-only or all gender, as appropriate for the group. The length and duration of the classes is determined by your organization's needs.

Active Bystander Workshop

What can you do if you encounter an act of harassment directed toward another person? For many reasons, we may not feel comfortable defending someone else against verbal abuse. In this workshop participants learn a variety of options for engaging on behalf of others who experience religious, ethnic or sexual harassment -- without escalating the danger level of the situation. This 2-hour workshop includes lecture and hands-on skills practice.

Our clients include:

Alcoa | Alpha Chi Omega | American Association of University Women | Americorps | Athleta | Bend the Arc | Council on American-Islamic Relations | CAPA (Creative & Performing Arts) School | Carnegie Mellon University | Chatham University | Dickinson College | Dress for Success | EQT | The Ellis School | Fight the Fear Campaign | GAI Consultants | Girl Scouts | Gwen's Girls | Kappa Kappa Gamma | LaRoche College | Limbach Corporation | MBA Women International | Muslim Community Center | Our Clubhouse/Gilda's Place | Pittsburgh Action Against Rape | PNC | Rankin Christian Center | Reed Smith | Sigma Gamma Rho | Smith Brothers Agency | South Fayette Middle School | Temple David | UPMC | Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh | Vintage Senior Center | The Waldorf School | Winchester-Thurston School | Yeshiva School | Zonta