Security and Self-Defense / Personal Safety
Arming Women Against Rape and Endangerment (AWARE) – effective self-protection for intelligent women who want help, not hype, Bedford, MA.
Association for Women’s Self Defense Advancement (AWSDA) – an international, non-profit, educational organization, made up of women and men who are dedicated to ending violence against women by providing training programs for instructors and services for women, designed to increase their awareness of self defense and rape prevention, Lindenhurst, NY.
DC-IMPACT Self Defense – Washington, DC.
Defend Yourself – works to empower people ~ especially women and LGBTQ people ~ to end violence and create a world where they can be fully themselves. In our classes you'll learn skills to help you prevent, interrupt, heal from and end violence and abuse. You'll leave better equipped to deal with everything from bothersome people to full-on attacks. Defend Yourself's experienced instructors know self-defense theory and techniques, the facts about violence, trauma, and recovery, and effective teaching methods. And our students love them!
Fighting Spirit Warriors – fit 2 fight to have a safe life. Why is physical conditioning so important? In order to protect oneself from the possibility of a violent attack it helps if a female is in great physical shape, which will make it easier for her to make a quick escape from a dangerous situation, or have the ability to run away from a situation, if necessary, or powerful enough if she needs to fight for her life. FSW uses fitness and training techniques that will strengthen all areas of the body, and focus heavily on weak areas females normally have, i.e., upper body and core. Females also learn safety and preventive measures to reduce their chances of becoming a victim of rape, sexual assault or domestic violence, how to spot predators and the RED Flag warnings to avoid a potentially abusive man before they enter into a relationship, Upper Darby, PA.
Impact Bay Area – a nonprofit organization preventing violence and promoting healing by teaching Impact, a unique form of self-defense for mind, body and voice. We offer a variety of courses, each with the aim of making you more safe and secure, Oakland, CA.
IMPACT Boston – gives you the skills to take control of your life. Living in fear is no way to live: when you decide to take action everything changes, Malden, MA.
Impact Chicago – is committed to ending violence and building a non-violent world in which all people can live safely and with dignity, Chicago, IL.
IMPACT Defense System™, Professional Defense Training Group – since 1971, the IMPACT program has been the leading innovator in personal safety training in the country. We have specialized curricula to train adults, teens, children and special needs individuals who are blind or otherwise physically challenged, Houston, TX.
IMPACT Personal Safety – a nonprofit organization dedicated to ending the cycle of violence by teaching awareness, personal safety, violence prevention & self-defense skills to adults and children, Santa Fe, NM.
IMPACT Personal Safety, Inc.™ – an organization of women and men dedicated to breaking the cycle of violence. IMPACT training centers on this belief: good communication skills are the foundation of personal safety and well-being, Culver City, CA.
IMPACT Safety Programs – providing tools to overcome violence is at the core of all of our violence prevention, safety training, and organization programs. We believe that in a safe, supportive environment, resolve is strengthened, choices are expanded, and fear is transformed into courage, Columbus, OH.
IMPACT U: Personal Safety / Defense, University of North Dakota Women’s Center – a highly specialized self-defense program that teaches participants to successfully knock out an assailant of any size, Grand Forks, ND.
Kicks Martial Arts for Women – offering introductory and ongoing instruction in safety strategies, empowerment skills, and martial arts to women and girls of any physical/mental ability, race, creed, ethnicity, socioeconomic background, sexual orientation, and body size, Lewisburg, PA.
KRAV MAGA™ Worldwide – our classes for women focus on rape prevention techniques and tactics. Learn to spot danger signs and learn how to defend yourself when no danger signs are given. This program teaches you how to defend yourself against common chokes, grabs, bear hugs, and other attacks, including fighting on the ground and when confronted by a weapon. We emphasize realistic scenarios and realistic defenses, Los Angeles, CA.
Loyal Defender – we specialize in pepper spray, provide information on pepper spray laws and offer discounts to college students and senior citizens. Our free lifetime exchange policy is simple, if you have used your self defense product to protect yourself, you will get reimbursed.
National Women’s Martial Arts Federation – exists to promote the involvement of women and girls in the martial arts. Their purpose is to share skills and resources, promote excellence in the martial arts, and encourage the widest range of women to train in the spirit of building individual and collective strength, Beaverton, OR.
Pepperface.com™ – the sleek, fashionably designed Pepperface.com™ Edition Palm Defender® is both awareness symbol and effective self-defense device. Precision machined, the aerospace aluminum body stylishly encases the world’s smallest aerosol pepper spray insert, Chicago, IL.
PREPARE INC. – the IMPACT full-contact form of personal safety training has its origins with a group of martial artists who decided in the early 1970s to develop a new form of self defense for women – one that was relevant to the needs and capabilities of women, acknowledged women’s issues, and made use of training methods that introduced more realism and better results. These individuals designed the foundation of IMPACT Personal Safety by researching police records and by speaking to survivors and perpetrators, as well as experts in education, psychology, sociology, martial arts, and physiology, New York, NY.
R.A.D. Systems – Rape Aggression Defense Systems – a program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques for women. The R.A.D. System is a comprehensive, women-only course that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and risk avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training. R.A.D. is not a Martial Arts program, Denham Springs, LA.
Secret Chaperone – our mission is to provide a service that enables anyone to proactively protect themselves or their loved ones from potential predators or harmful situations when they're along. We understand that in today's world many situations bring about encounters with people you may not know, from your social life to your profession alone. That's why we've created a product that allows you and your loved ones the peace of mind of knowing where you are and who you are with, if and only when you need them to be alerted in case of an emergency.
Self Defense, Peace Over Violence – self-defense is a set of awareness, assertiveness, verbal confrontation skills, safety strategies, and physical techniques that enable someone to successfully prevent, escape, resist and survive violent assaults. A good self-defense course provides psychological awareness and verbal skills, not just physical training, Los Angeles, CA.
Simple Self Defense for Women – We understand most women don’t have a lot of spare time, that’s why we packed our powerful program into a one hour DVD or a two hour seminar. This program was designed for women who simply want to know a few techniques on How to Simply Escape an attack and Not stay and fight. Our Program is a One Time Event. We want you to remember these simple but very effective techniques for the rest of your life! You will NOT become a great fighter that's NOT what we do, but you will learn how to escape an attack and be able to teach your children how to escape from an adult.
Women’s Self-Defense Institute – provides realistic, effective, self-defense training for today's busy female. The mission is simple – empowering you to fight back against crime. How? By providing you training and education in: awareness; prevention; risk reduction; risk avoidance; and self-realization of your own physical power. These tools greatly increase your personal protection options to combat crime, Edison, NJ.
WomensLaw.org (English / Español) – the mission is to provide easy-to-understand legal information and resources to women living with or escaping domestic violence. By reaching out through the Internet, we empower women and girls to lead independent and productive lives, free from abuse, New York, NY.
Pepper spray / Mace ~ basic information and definitions
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