This is a 4-hour self defense course specifically for women and teens looking to learn all the facets of self defense, not just the physical fighting.

It is open to everyone 14 years old and up, regardless of physical abilities. No self defense technique is guaranteed so our ultimate goal is not to “win” so much as it is to get away safely from a dangerous situation. Believe you are worth fighting for, build your confidence, overcome fear, trust your instincts and apply the skills learned in self defense to confidently defend yourself!

Full Description: This course is designed to introduce you to the strategies, tactics and techniques needed to defend yourself in any potentially dangerous situation. The main goals of the 4-hour self defense course are to increase your awareness of general violence prevention skills, build your confidence in your ability to fight back successfully against an attacker, begin to develop the mindset that you have the right to defend yourself, teach you the strategies and tactics that can be used to potentially prevent an attack, and introduce you to basic techniques that you can use to defend yourself physically and to win a fight in a dangerous or potentially lethal situation. Topics include critical aspects of the predator mindset, setting clear boundaries and recognizing red flag predator behaviors, the survivor (or winner) mindset, situational awareness, de-escalation and risk reduction through assertiveness, legalities of self defense, personal protection device options, and physical defense techniques. We utilize lecture, discussion, handouts, demonstration and practice to equip you with confidence in your ability to defend yourself and in encouraging a defiant and aggressive attitude toward an attacker. Each class is unique and customized for the participants present in class.

This class includes the following materials:

Completion Certificate

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$40 Due in full at time of registration

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Accreditation: Although this is not an NRA class, Red Dot Arms provides comprehensive training classes with Certified NRA Instructors.   This class is exclusive to Red Dot Arms Training Academy and is not endorsed by the either the NRA or registered with the state of Illinois.

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Cost: $40

For this class, payment in full is required at time of registration.

Length: 4 Hours

This class consists of 4 hours of classroom instruction.

Prerequisites: None

This is a beginner class. There is no prerequisite for this class.

Skill Level

Beginner
Red Dot Arms, Training, Concealed Carry, Lake County, Chicago, Illinois, Class, Goals

To introduce you to the strategies, tactics and techniques needed to defend yourself in any potentially dangerous situation.

Red Dot Arms, Training, Concealed Carry, Lake County, Chicago, Illinois, Age Requirements

Any age may attend, but those under 18 must be accompanied by participating parent or guardian. Prospective students under 21 years of age please contact us at training@rdarms.com

Red Dot Arms, Training, Concealed Carry, Lake County, Chicago, Illinois, Prerequisites

This is a beginner class. There is no prerequisite for this class.

Things that you should bring to the class!

  • Comfortable clothes and shoes
  • Water
Red Dot Arms, Training, Concealed Carry, Lake County, Chicago, Illinois, Qualifications, Fitness

For the purpose of your safety and accommodating special needs participants, please contact us at training@rdarms.com if any of the following conditions apply to you:

  • Pregnancy, mental handicap, physical handicap, disabled, visually impaired, under the influence of prescription drugs, under the influence of illegal drugs and/or under the influence of alcohol

Are we going to be practicing self defense moves in this class?

Yes we will be doing a few self defense moves in this class. This is on a volunteer basis so if you do not feel comfortable doing this you do not have to do the moves. Also if you have physical limitations, you can just observe.

Will I get into trouble if I use self defense moves to defend myself?

We will be discussing this aspect of the law in this class.