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Prevention is
the best Self-Defense

Promoting Health & Wellbeing

First, remember that prevention is the best self-defense. Aggressors, no matter their objectives, are looking for unsuspecting, vulnerable targets. So be sure to follow general safety tips like being aware of your surroundings, only walking and parking in well-lit areas, keeping your keys in hand as you approach your door or car, varying your route and times of travel.


If you’re having a confrontation with an aggressor and you can get away from a situation—  by handing over your wallet/purse or whatever they want, do that. Hand over your money rather than fight. Nothing you own is worth more than your life or health.


However, if violence is unavoidable to really defend yourself, you’ll want to know in advance how to fight back effectively—it’s possible even against someone bigger or stronger than you. Here are some basic self-defense techniques that can keep you safe.

Get Loud and Push Back

As soon as the attacker approach you or it’s clear that escape isn’t possible, shout loudly (“BACK OFF!”) and push back at them. This causes two things: it calls for help and it lets the attacker know you’re not an easy target.  It may not dissuade all aggressors, but getting loud will warn off those that were looking for easy prey.


The most vulnerable body parts to hit

When you’re in a confrontation, you only have a few seconds and a few movements before anything happens. Before an assailant has gained full control of you, you must do everything you can (conserving as much energy as possible) to inflict injury so you can get away. So aim for the parts of the body where you can do the most damage easily: the eyes, nose, ears, neck, groin, knee, and legs.

Self Defense
for KIDS


Self Defense


Self Defense


Rewarding Results


Are my children vulnerable upon leaving home? Would I be able to recognize the warning signs and/or symptoms of a child that is in trouble or has become a victim?

This program is catered to children from the ages of 5 to 17 years. The training provides the necessary education for personal safety and security. Limited physical self-defense techniques are applied in addition to awareness and emergency contact information.



  • Resource and Outreach Alternatives

  • Basic Self-defense

  • Personal Relationships

  • Street Survival Awareness

  • Peer Pressure

  • Drug Abuse Awareness

  • Conflict Resolution

  • Physical and Mental Abuse

  • Security

Exceptional Progress


The 3'S' Program is for female clients  whose ages are 10 and up. It provides some of the educational self-defense tools to survive in today's violent society. Learn to disable your aggressor by using your strengths against the attacker’s weakness. The course focuses on building Self-confidence, Self-awareness and Self-preservation.


Prevention /Awareness skills


  • Apply learned methodology to everyday-life situations

  • Understand the do’s and don’ts, according to the law

  • Recognize the important essentials of physical and mental self-defense techniques

  • Apply violence prevention strategies, and skills to prevent kidnapping


The criteria for evaluation is as follows:

  • Class participation

  • Knowledge of studies and lectures

  • The ability to relate and apply principles and disciplines to everyday-life situations

  • Prevention /Awareness skills (Awareness, Avoidance and Effectiveness)

  • SECURITY (personal, home, work, travel), just to name a few…


Character Development: The students learn values and attributes related to strong moral behavior.

Physical and Mental Development: Survival is an activity which also enhances physical and mental development.

Clothes: Casual Sport attire (Clothing that will allow you to have freedom of movement), Foot wear Socks and/or bare feet.

Guaranteed Success

Designed for senior citizens, male and female, 50 and above.

Self-defense alternatives for survival in today’s violent society.

Physical restraint items such as a cane, walker, walking stick.

Valuable safety, networking info. and emergency hotline agencies.

Focus on education, building self-confidence, self-awareness and self-preservation.

Class schedule

Our After school Class schedules are Monday Through Friday 3:00PM to 6:00PM

Our Jujutsu classes are Tuesdays and Thursdays 7:30PM to 9:00PM


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1901 13th Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33713, USA

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