S.A.F.E. Women's Self Defense
Next safe class:
Spring: April 13 & 20
Union South (TITU)
Please email email@example.com to register. Ok to register on the day of, but your place will not be guaranteed.
The SAFE curriculum was designed by Master Mary Murphy Edwards (7th degree) and her daughter Ali Treviño-Murphy (3rd degree). This is self defense for women, by women.
What you will learn in this class:
- How to recognize and avoid dangerous situations (which may not be what you think!)
- How to use your words and body language in assertive boundary setting
- How to escape various grabs and holds
- How to strike with power and accuracy
What makes SAFE different from other women’s self defense:
- Current, research-based information on the realities of violence against women. This is not about fear mongering or imagining scenarios—our curriculum is based on facts.
- Trained male practice attackers (or “thugs” as we affectionately call them). Particularly with grabs and pins, there is a big difference between escaping the grip of a woman versus a man. We also know that, although most men don’t commit violence, most violence is committed by men. This allows for realistic practice.
- Female black belt instructor. Many martial artists teach self defense techniques that are too complicated for beginners, but Master Murphy has broken down simple, practical techniques that work for women with no martial arts experience. As a professional martial arts instructor, Ali Treviño-Murphy has the expertise to teach and modify techniques to all body types. Many women’s self defense instructors teach a set of moves that have been passed down since the ‘70s when the movement started. Ali has the experience that comes with daily martial arts and fitness training, so you can trust her understanding of movement principles.
- Options for continued practice. There is only so much a person can learn from a 2-6 hour class. Many of our SAFE students get hooked on physical empowerment and opt to continue their practice with Shaolin Kempo Karate or Kickboxing classes. If you decide to continue, we can help you find a program that fits your needs and goals.
For more information on upcoming classes, check out Ali’s blog at www.SAFEwomenandgirls.com.
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