Self-Defense FAQ

Why do I need to train for self-defense?

Nowhere on this earth is anyone completely free from harm. Crime rates differ from area to area, but the chances of experiencing violence are fairly high throughout the world. Even if you never experienced crime, wouldn’t it be better to be prepared?

What are combatives?

Combatives is a word for fight training. Fight training includes striking, blocking, grappling, improvised weapons, and other useful techniques to get out of harm’s way as quickly as possible. A qualified instructor will show you how to use your body effectively and efficiently to reduce harm, get away from an attacker, and reduce the likelihood of the freeze response.

Can women fight off men?

The short answer to this question is “yes,” a woman can fight off a man. However, it is true that a woman is not as likely to go round for round in a fistfight or wrestling match with a man. Women have to learn how to fight efficiently and smartly to have the most optimal outcome possible.

Will I get hurt during training?

There is an inherent risk in fight training and combatives. After all, we are training to stop another person from harming us. However, we train as safely as we can, keeping in mind each individual’s level of fitness for the training. We do our best to meet each person where they are so they can learn and grow no matter they are in life.

Will I train with men?

We specialize in training women, so most of the time, women are the only ones present. Occasionally we work with men to get a feel for how techniques would work on them in real-life situations.

Do I need to train in combatives if I own a gun?

Yes! You absolutely do need to train, even if you own a gun. What if the gun doesn’t fire? What if the attacker takes it away? What if you can’t get to your gun or don’t have it with you? You still need a way to defend yourself regardless of gun ownership.

Is training in self-defense only about fighting?

No. Self-defense training is not just about fighting. Self-defense starts with awareness, a sense of confidence, and the ability to defuse an escalating situation. The best way to stay safe is to avoid danger. True self-defense involves techniques for avoiding a fight or harm but also includes what to do in case you must use violences.

Is it legal to defend myself with violence in my state?

In most cases, yes, it is legal to defend yourself. There are specific laws in each state that describe what is considered self-defense and what is considered assault. It is possible to cross the line into assault, thereby causing you to go to jail instead of the attacker. It is important to know the law and understand when that line is crossed.