Women’s Self Defense

Action Self Defense Women’s Self Defense classes give you self-confidence while improving your personal safety and physical, mental & emotional capacities.

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OUR PROGRAMS

At Action Self Defense our mission is to make as many women, men, girls and boys as possible more aware and less likely to experience an assault. In addition, if something ugly is attempted, we want our participants to take care of the situation in short order and get away intact! Here's a list of our programs – please see Mrs. Reeve Kirby during the break or after class for more information--AND our special on the ASD INTENSIVE course. 

Women's Self-Defense

Awareness, prevention, de-escalation, active shooter, and simple defense techniques that REALLY WORK 

If you are a woman in today’s world you have probably wondered “What would I do if…”

>> I’m at home alone and someone breaks in

>> I’m jogging and someone pulls me to the ground

>> I’m in a parking lot and a guy pulls a gun

If these or other frightening scenarios have ever crossed your mind, you probably became concerned – but you may have tried to convince yourself that the “odds are slim” or you are “just being silly”.

Well, it’s time to put those fears and worries to rest once and for all! You don’t have to be a Black Belt or an MMA fighter to defend yourself effectively. All you need is a few simple techniques that will allow you to either readily escape or to disable the attacker to make your escape possible.

Our 2 hour Women’s’ Self Defense (WSD) Program does just that. Held at your home or our martial arts school with a group of your friends and/or family members, our Self-defense “parties” are not only enlightening and empowering, they are actually fun!

In a couple of hours, you will learn:

>> Awareness and Prevention (90% of self-defense is not being chosen as a target).
>> Management of Aggressive Behavior
>> Escape techniques to free you from the grasp of a predator
>> Sexual Assault Defense – plus how to spot red flags of a potential abuser in an acquaintance or relationship.
>> Destroy techniques that quickly and effectively disable an attacker – even one who is bigger and stronger
>> Active Shooter

Let 8th Degree Black Belt Diane Reeve Kirby show you how to be confident, prepared and empowered for the rest of your life in an environment that promotes validation and fun!

It costs less than you’d pay for a nice pair of heels- or training shoes. And unlike a pair of shoes, this knowledge will be at your fingertips any time or place you need it. You’re even less likely to need it once you take the course. You have health insurance, car insurance and maybe even life insurance. Now get safety insurance and feel really protected for the rest of your life!

We also offer monthly womens self defense classes

Our 6 week self defense program covers all the basics and includes extra time to practice so response time is automatic and speed and technique improved. We also cover more complex techniques. 

University Safety 101

Includes everything in the women's self-defense class plus campus safety dorm safety travel safety DFSA, and relationship tips plus personal property protection

Our UNIVERSITY SAFETY 101 Course will give your college bound student ( girls and boys) the tools they need to be smart and stay safe!

1 in 4 female college students will experience sexual assault during their college years!

>> DORM/CAMPUS SAFETY

>> PERSONAL PROPERTY PROTECTION

>> ORGANIZATIONS/HAZING/BULLYING

>> SOCIAL MEDIA

>> DATING Do’s and Don’ts

>> DRINKING AND DRUGS

>> SEXUAL ASSAULT DEFENSE

>> ACTIVE SHOOTER PREPAREDNESS

PLUS, review of the 5 Certain T’s, Prevention, De-escalation, Escapes and destroy techniques to assure faster response time and effectiveness.

These dates don’t work? Have your own going away self-defense party with friends and family at your home!

Action Self-Defense Intensive

Designed to ramp up your reaction time and ingrain the techniques so they become automatic. We'll also throw in a couple of extra cool techniques!

If you are a woman in today’s world you have probably wondered “What would I do if…”

>> I’m at home alone and someone breaks in

>> I’m jogging and someone pulls me to the ground

>> I’m in a parking lot and a guy pulls a gun

If these or other frightening scenarios have ever crossed your mind, you probably became concerned – but you may have tried to convince yourself that the “odds are slim” or you are “just being silly”.

Well, it’s time to put those fears and worries to rest once and for all! You don’t have to be a Black Belt or an MMA fighter to defend yourself effectively. All you need is a few simple techniques that will allow you to either readily escape or to disable the attacker to make your escape possible.

Our 2 hour Women’s’ Self Defense (WSD) Program does just that. Held at your home or our martial arts school with a group of your friends and/or family members, our Self-defense “parties” are not only enlightening and empowering, they are actually fun!

In a couple of hours, you will learn:

>> Awareness and Prevention (90% of self-defense is not being chosen as a target).
>> Management of Aggressive Behavior
>> Escape techniques to free you from the grasp of a predator
>> Sexual Assault Defense – plus how to spot red flags of a potential abuser in an acquaintance or relationship.
>> Destroy techniques that quickly and effectively disable an attacker – even one who is bigger and stronger
>> Active Shooter

Let 8th Degree Black Belt Diane Reeve Kirby show you how to be confident, prepared and empowered for the rest of your life in an environment that promotes validation and fun!

It costs less than you’d pay for a nice pair of heels- or training shoes. And unlike a pair of shoes, this knowledge will be at your fingertips any time or place you need it. You’re even less likely to need it once you take the course. You have health insurance, car insurance and maybe even life insurance. Now get safety insurance and feel really protected for the rest of your life!

We also offer monthly womens self defense classes

Our 6 week self defense program covers all the basics and includes extra time to practice so response time is automatic and speed and technique improved. We also cover more complex techniques. 

Self-Defense For Girls

As a parent, you likely have been concerned about the safety of your budding teenager.

No parent wants to envision such a nightmare, but our children are not with us 24/7 and we have the responsibility to teach them to protect themselves when we are not there.

Reeve covers how to spot red flags of a potential abuser and emotional aspects of relationships that can be detrimental. She then goes into the techniques that can make the difference between being a victim and a survivor. 

Included in this 2-hour program:

>> Awareness and prevention
>> The three stages of defense

• Escape
• Control
• Destroy

>> Management of Aggressive Behavior – how to de-escalate aa person verbally out of control into someone who is no longer a potential physical threat
>> Multiple escape techniques against a variety of holds

• Wrist grab
• Bear hug
• Rear forearm choke
• Being pulled to the ground
• How to properly yell to demonstrate that the attacker has chosen the wrong person

>> Destroy Techniques against an attacker where the only option is to disable them to get away

• Strikes that do not require extensive martial arts training to be effective
• Use of knees and elbows to render an attacker incapable of continuing
• Kicking techniques which will prevent pursuit by an attacker
• Active Shooter

>> Participants will have the opportunity to practice the above on Body Opponent Bags (Sturdy, upright head and torso of simulated attacker)
>> Participants will practice under the guidance of Ms. Reeve and her Black Belt assistant to assure that the technique is completely understood and performed properly
>> Safety is continually stressed and monitored
>> Despite the serious nature of the program, participants will be in a relaxed and fun environment that most effectively promotes learning. No subject or question is off limits and with 30 years of teaching experience, Reeve has the depth of knowledge to address any and all concerns.

NOTE: We do not use real “bad guys” dressed up in padded black suits who will wrestle you to the ground with the expectation that you fight your way out. Those scenarios often intimidate or even frankly frighten teen girls (and sometimes women) and are not necessary for young women to learn how to effectively defend themselves. Our goal is to empower, not to terrify.

What do People

Say About Action Self Defense?

Love Family

Signed up for a class for myself and my daughters. The class was both informative and empowering. Really enjoyed the instructors, they were professional and really encouraged the group of ladies in the class.

Rebecca Hain

Diane was so wonderful! She was kind, welcoming, and I feel so much safer now. It was all about real life situations and deescalation, so it was super helpful!

Sydney Micole

Took a womens self defense course with my younger sister and mom today and it was amazing. Left feeling more confident in protecting myself than I have ever before. 10/10 definitely recommend others take the course. It was a 2 hour course but we learned so much in such a short time. Wonderful!!

This is a GIFT that will last a lifetime through school, college and into the work world.

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