L I O N E S S M A R T I A L A R T S
Lioness Martial Arts teaches self-defense, assault prevention and personal safety to individuals and groups in and around Pittsburgh, PA.
We specialize in self-defense for women and girls. Our comprehensive approach is designed to prepare women with effective options they can use in situations ranging from verbal harassment to physical assault. We are committed to providing expert instruction in a supportive environment so that everyone can feel comfortable learning these valuable skills.
In addition to our regularly scheduled classes (see below), we offer self-defense and personal safety programs to corporations, schools, hospitals, nonprofit organizations and all kinds of private groups. These classes are customized to meet each group's particular needs, and may be conducted at their location or at ours, in Pittsburgh's East End.
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Self-Defense for Women
Join us for four fun and empowering classes! Learn to protect yourself with safety strategies, verbal skills and powerful defenses in a safe and supportive environment with other women.
Created especially for beginners, this introductory course is perfect for all ages and abilities!
To register, please contact us at email@example.com or call 412.241.6519
Dates: April 28 - May 19, 2013 (four consecutive Sundays)
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 noon
Place: Falk School, Oakland
Cost: $120 for all four classes (financial assistance is available)
"Wonderful class -- physical instruction and lecture mix was just right. Really enjoyed it."
"Mona and Sue deliver a program that respects the individual learner, builds on a woman’s strengths, but also challenges each of us to be more fully confident and competent. This class is one every woman should take.
In a short amount of time these two teachers pack in a learning experience that is a well-paced, rigorous, and respectful mind and body training. Truly exceptional. Take this class!!!"
"This class made me feel so much more confident and powerful! Thank you for empowering women!"
"This class was so empowering and helpful. Mona & Sue are so encouraging and open that I feel very comfortable "letting loose" and really simulating an attack scenario. I also appreciate the holistic approach to an "attack" -- verbal, mental/emotional and physical."
"I feel like a stronger, more confident woman after taking this class. It has really changed my life."
"Great class, especially for young women, to learn essential self-defense techniques. Enables women to feel the power within to become self-confident, strong and assertive. I would highly recommend it for all young women."
"This was one of the most positive and empowering experiences! I truly feel more confident."
"Thank you for providing a wonderfully supportive, safe environment to express my fears and experiences. I have learned more about myself and now I feel confident that should a circumstance arise I will be prepared."
"I started the class as a way to feel more empowered and safer. This class did that and so much more! You two gave us confidence and power and techniques for real life situations so we don't have to be afraid. We can act. You've done it with grace & understanding & truly took the time to make sure each one of us achieved to our full potential. I enjoyed every minute!"
"Thank you for teaching me great techniques but more than that -- giving me the confidence to believe that I can fight back. Thanks for a great class!"
"I appreciated not only the physical defense aspect of the class, but also the segments on verbal self-defense, boundaries, and avoiding dangerous situations. I also appreciated the energy and enthusiasm and total sense of commitment the two of you have with respect to what you are teaching. Thank you."
"Every week I left class with words that changed my way of thinking -- what constitutes disrespect, trust my instinct, direct speaking IS NOT impolite! Thank you for the confidence and strength these classes bring."
"Not only was this class effective and inspiring -- but also incredibly fun! If I could take this class again, I would!"
"Thanks for a great class. I found the discussions to be as educational and empowering as the physical skills. I really found this class to be a lesson in assertiveness, and it has benefited me in my relationships."
"This is such an excellent class. The instructors are very professional and have a wealth of experience. They gear the class with the appropriate material for their audience; and after we were finished, my daughter and I now feel empowered and have gained a strong skill set to keep us safe in this world."
"Lioness was a safe space for me to break through a wall of inaction. At the beginning of the course, I was full of adrenalin at the THOUGHT of confrontation. By the end, I was practicing self-defense like any other athletic activity. This experience is not only equipping me with moves to defend myself but also the confidence and experience to remain calm in the face of danger."
"This class far surpassed my expectations -- we learned many helpful things and I feel much more empowered. Thanks for your expertise and professionalism!"
"I went from feeling like a victim to feeling empowered. This class has taught me that I have the tools to keep safe. I now have that vital toolkit to use if I ever find myself in an unsafe situation again. The teachers are so wonderful, and they break everything down into manageable steps. When you put them together under their excellent guidance, you feel the power that is in every woman."
"I thoroughly enjoyed taking the self-defense classes at Lioness Martial Arts. The teaching atmosphere was so supportive and caring, but doesn't pull any punches when it comes to preparing women to defend themselves against various kinds of attacks. The class boosted my confidence in defending myself but also in my physical capacities, generally. Good exercise + good classmates + good instruction = a great deal!"
"I think your approach with young girls is efficient, informative and empathetic. They learn a lot of practical self-defense techniques in a short amount of time in a comfortable, trusting environment. Your rapport with the kids is outstanding and that's a big reason why they learn so quickly. But the most important lesson you taught them was how to avoid bad situations in the first place. I think any child or school could benefit from your youth programs." - Parent of a 10-year-old student
"You rock!" - 11 year-old self-defense student
"I just wanted to tell you again how much I enjoyed the classes... already I feel more secure, yet, at the same time, more watchful and aware. Thank you."
"I just want you to know how much I have appreciated everything you have taught us. I really enjoyed it and learned a lot. I will certainly recommend you and your classes."
Contact us about: self-defense for women, self-defense for girls, assault prevention and safety strategies for your group, private self defense instruction, corporate programs and after-school programs.
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