Assault can happen anywhere, anytime. This course will give you the tools to help you stay calm and focused in unsafe situations.
New Seminar: November 7th – December 7th
Tuesday’s at 7:15pm & Thursday’s at 7pm
With This Class, You Will:
- Learn Awareness
- Acquire Survival Skills
- Practice De-Escalation Strategies
- Train Tactical Hands-on Self Defense Techniques
* Mother/daughter discounts available. Open to both DHAC Members and Non-Members.
Call 781-326-2900 to inquire!
Statistics on violence against women inundate news media and awareness literature- 1 in 4 women will be the victim of severe violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime; every 98 seconds an American is sexually assaulted; crimes perpetrated by a stranger are more likely to involve a weapon. The list could go on. But numbers fail to portray the faces of the lives they impact. The stats depersonalize and desensitize us to the physical and psychological enormities and long term consequences of a violent encounter. Picture the women in your life-your daughters, wife, mother, sisters, aunts, cousins, and friends. All of a sudden the ‘that can’t happen to me’ mindset falls apart and the real possibility of an attack hits a lot closer to home. If you were in school and had a test you would study -you would be ready for any question the teacher may ask-so be prepared. From domestic violence to rape to an assault by a stranger on the street, don’t just survive but learn to thrive in any situation.
You should reason with your attacker.
NO. The perpetrator of an assault doesn’t think like you. Don’t try to resolve a problem without anyone getting hurt. They don’t play by normal rules, so don’t react as if they do. You can only level the playing field.
If you are attacked, scream for help.
NO. There’s no time to wait for a hero. You have about 5 seconds to act. The safest self-defense technique in a violent encounter is to cause an injury to the attacker.
Being fit can save your life.
NO. No matter how fit or strong you are, the best way to hone your self-protection skills is to focus on targeting key points of the body. Knowing those points could save you.
You need technical self-defense skills.
NO. Technique without injury is only a cool trick. It’s not important how the injury happens, only that it happens. All you need is force and a target.
Women who survive are fearless.
NO. The first effect in a violent situation is emotion, usually fear. Many people fear freezing up. In knowing how to respond, you’ll still feel a certain amount of fear, however, that will be tempered with confidence.
Focus on blocking the attacks.
NO. Many self-protection classes teach you to react to an attacker’s actions. This defensive thinking can make you hesitate and be one step behind the attacker. Don’t worry about what he’s doing; make him worry about what you’re doing.
Try to back away from your attacker.
NO. In a life-threatening conflict, if you are not injuring someone, you’re getting injured. Backing up or attempting to counter (as is typically taught in self-defense classes) only gets you in more trouble. You need to cause pain. You don’t want to “hurt” them; you need to injure them. Anything you do in a violent, life-threatening situation that doesn’t cause injury is worthless to you.
Hit as often and as quickly as possible.
NO. Punching and kicking are akin to slapping an attacker around. If you’re in danger, you need to throw all of your weight into a single target, or “strike.”