L I O N E S S M A R T I A L A R T S
At Lioness Martial Arts we are committed to providing women with excellent self-defense instruction and a safe, supportive environment in which to learn.
Beginning Self-Defense for Women
Designed for the novice student, this 4-session course is open to women of all ages and abilities. In each class we concentrate on specific attack situations. Students learn to block or break away, and ways to disable the attacker with basic kicks and strikes. Each maneuver is broken down into easy-to-learn components and practiced in class, individually and with partners.
In these classes we also deal with many non-physical aspects of self-defense including psychological preparedness; avoidance strategies; safety practices to use at home and on the street; and verbal self-defense skills.
Intermediate and Advanced Self-Defense
These courses are offered to those students who wish to continue their self-defense training. Additional physical and verbal defenses are covered.
This workshop is designed to give attendees a fast and fun introduction to personal safety. Participants learn common-sense strategies to reduce risk, the power of voice, how to use attitude effectively, and simple but powerful physical techniques. Women of all ages and abilities are welcome!
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 can create a custom program or class to meet the needs of your group.
Some examples of private group classes and the people who choose this option:
Classes may be held at your location or at ours (in Pittsburgh’s East End) and can be arranged to fit your schedule.
Please contact us to discuss what we can do for your group!
On-site self-defense 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 co-ed, as appropriate for the group.
Self-Defense classes are available in beginning through advanced levels; the length and duration of the classes is determined by your organization's needs.
The Ellis School
The Girl Scouts
Pittsburgh Action Against Rape (PAAR)
American Association of University Women
Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority
MBA Women International
UPMC Health System
Contact us to discuss a custom program for your organization!
This class was so cool. I feel better about being alone in the house or on the street after taking it. Thanks.
- Teen self-defense student
As a survivor of sexual assault, I doubt I will ever feel 100% safe again. But this class has helped me enormously -- to walk taller, feel safer, and try going out more. Thank you!
- Self-defense student
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