We provide workshops and training for individuals, colleges, universities and schools, women’s groups, LGBTQI+ groups, shelters, and other organizations throughout Montana and elsewhere at times and locations convenient for you. check out our self-defense training options. For more information on the personal safety component of our workshops, see Personal Safety.
Private training enables you to select times and dates that work best for you and/or your group. You can schedule your private training at our Bozeman location in Montana, or, if you have suitable space we will travel to your location. We will focus on specific issues of interest to you and your group.
We begin with a discussion of risk awareness, reduction, recognition, and avoidance. We explore predatory and emotion-based violence dynamics and discuss mental and emotional preparedness, boundary setting, de-selecting yourself as a target, legal components of crime and self-defense, and self-care after an attack.
We discuss and practice asserting verbal, visual, and physical boundaries, and then progress to hands-on defense training, including partner training and simulated attack training. For participants’ comments, visit our Testimonials page.
In our physical self-defense training we learn and practice self-defense skills and drills with bags, shields, tombstones, BOB (Body Opponent Bag), focus mitts, and other targets and fighting from the ground. These classes focus on physical self-defense drills.
In our Fitness and Self-Defense training we learn and practice fundamental techniques, with a focus on drills and partner training for functional fitness. We train functional fitness with lots of drills with bags, shields, the Body Opponent Bag (BOB), and other targets. These classes are by appointment for groups with a minimum of 4 participants.
We also practice through simulated aggressor training, wearing protective gear. Otherwise, we wear regular or work-out clothes for our training.
Return and Practice: Our return and practice classes provide reduced cost and free refresher and follow-up training for graduates of our workshops.
The follow-up sessions builds on the skills and concepts learned and practiced in previous trainings.
Call us to schedule a refresher course for you and your friends.Check our Website and our FaceBook site for announcements of free return-and-practice sessions.
All of our training is by appointment. Contact us to schedule your training based on your needs, interests, and preferred schedules.
1. Basic Personal Safety and Self Defense
2. Violence Dynamics and Self Defense with a Focus on Rape Prevention
3. Violence Dynamics and Self Defense with a Focus on Intimate Partner Violence
4. Self-defense Skills and Drills (bag, shields, targets, focus mitts and other drills)
5. Basic Releases from Grabs and Holds.
6. Monthly discussions on a variety of topics chosen by our participants (e.g., Boundary Setting, Intimate Partner Violence). The discussions are offered at a minimal fee by request and by appointment.
7. Return and Practice Classes (these classes are announced on our website and on our FaceBook site)
Call us at 406.580.5190 for rates and training options.