What is Out of Harms Way?

Self Defense Training
FOR WOMEN

We provide private and group lessons.

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AS WOMEN

This is our REALITY

but this does not have to be.

ASSAULT
60%
HAVE NEVER REPORTED TO THE POLICE
DOMESTIC ABUSE
30%
OF WOMEN ARE VICTIMS
SILENCE
7%
OF WOMEN NEVER SPEAK A WORD
What is Out of Harm's Way
Women, Our Reality
What is Out of Harms Way?

Self Defense Training
FOR WOMEN

We provide group and private lessons.
We arm you with knowledge.
We arm you with training.
We arm you with empowerment.

learn more
AS WOMEN

This is our REALITY

but this does not have to be.

ASSAULT
60%
HAVE NEVER REPORTED TO THE POLICE
DOMESTIC ABUSE
30%
ARE VICTIMS
SILENCE
7%
NEVER SPEAK A WORD
WE ARM YOU WITH

Knowledge
Training
Empowerment

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Out of Harm's Way

OUR Purpose

Our goal is to create a safe space with access to personal safety training and resources that will empower women and children in our communities.

Our program is focused on the epidemic of violence against women and girls, and giving them tools to help prevent it and recover from it. We are a collaboration of women with backgrounds in self-defense, martial arts, and advocacy on a mission to change the statistics and raise awareness in our communitites.

Out of Harm's Way

OUR Mission

Through self-defense education, our goal is to ignite self-worth in each person that trains with us so that they can enrich their lives or take their lives back.

Our mission is to change the world by empowering young girls and women in our communities to realize the beauty of their inner strength and power of their physical strength. 

What You'll Learn

Basic Strikes & Kicks

We teach you the techniques to defend yourself with your own force.

Intro TO Non-Lethal Weapons

You have more options for self defense weapons than you may realize.

Ground Defense

If you're attacker gets you to the ground we teach you how to get out.

Situational Awareness

Avoiding a potential situation can be as simple as knowing your surroundings.

Rape Escapes

How to defend yourself against one of the most frightening encounters a woman can face.

Practice Materials

We provide great practical tips and training for nearly any situation.

Non-Lethal Weapons Practice

A chance for you to actually practice with some non-lethal weapons.

Outdoor Situational Awareness

We'll teach you how to stay alert and recognize danger that might be lurking nearby.

Helpful Resources

Great resources for continual training outside of class and tools to keep your skills sharp.

what PEOPLE SAY

"The things they showed us in class if practiced we wouldn't be as afraid to go out at night or certain places in the daytime alone. I am hoping to get all of the women in my life to take these classes with me so they may feel as empowered as I did when I left class that day."

Joyce s
Group Session Attendee
what PEOPLE SAY

"I felt comfortable and welcomed yet still focused on such a serious subject matter. I was able to learn several strikes and blocks as well as add to my meditation skills. My instructor also adapted my program to help me participate with an injured knee. I especially love that this program was developed by and taught by a WOMAN."

Stephanie b
Personal Training
what PEOPLE SAY

"Set up a private self defense class for my college going niece and a group of her friends.  What a great experience!  Karla and Jen provided so much more than I ever expected.  Really awesome...Highly recommended!!"

gloria s
College Group Session

Featured CoursE

NEW in 2019! More than the basics: Our 4-Class Intermediate Skills Series

We have been working diligently to put together a course that offers more than the basics in the same, safe group setting that we are known for. We are proud to announce our new 4-part series. Each part will focus on one particular component of our Basic Women's Personal Safety Workshop.

Each class will be offered in the afternoon on the same day as our basic workshop and will be 2 hours long. We strongly suggest attending our Basic Workshop before attending any of the specialty courses.

Module 1: January 27 - Blocks and Strikes Skills

Module 2: February 24 - Ground Defenses

Module 3: March 31 - Weapon Defenses

Module 4: April 28 - Situational Drills* 

*Important Requirement: as Module 4 puts together techniques learned in the previous modules, you must have attended our Basic Self Defense Workshop and at least one previous Module to register.

TICKETS

$

25

Date / Time

January 27, 2019

Location

Z-Ultimate Self Defense Studios 6534 East Spring Street Long Beach, CA 90815

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Campus Life: High School and College Self Defense Workshop

Our Campus Life self-defense course is the perfect workshop for any young lady high-school and college age. This can be a confusing but exciting time for any girl and having more information about what personal safety is can help ensure a safe and nuturing school experience. That's where we come in.

Our courses are taught by an all female team who are experts in hand-to-hand defenses, non-lethal weapons, survivor and victim advocacy, and legal aid. Together we have created a course that offers a complete overview of campus life including dorm room safety, how to report a sexual assault, using non-lethal weapons, knowing your rights, and of course, physical defenses both standing up and on the ground.

Our 5-hour course will cover much of what parents fear most and in our space, your daughter will feel comfortable enough to also discuss the things she may fear most. Our promise to you is that she will leave informed and empowered and ready to focus on a promising future.

TICKETS

$

125

Date / Time

June 30, 2019

Location

6534 East Spring Street Long Beach, CA 90815

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GROUP SESSIONS

Designed for groups of 10 or more and perfect for schools, colleges, or the work place.

What We'll Cover

3 Hour Course

4 Hour Course

Basic Strikes and Kicks
Basic Overview of Non-lethal Weapons
Basic Overview of Ground Defense
Introduction to Situational Awareness
Rape Escapes from the Ground
Post-class Practice Materials
Practice with Non-lethal Weapons
Introduction to Outdoor Situational Awareness

$35 / per person

$45 / per person

*Minimum of 10 people required for group lessons.
*Lesson Blocks should be completed within 90 days of purchase.

Suggested for groups who want more hands-on time with techniques and a broadened scope of training.

Suggested for groups who want in-depth training preparing you for many situations.

You'll LEARN SOMETHING OR YOUR MONEY BACK

Satisfaction Guarantee

We have created a program that we are extremely proud of. If you're not 100% satisfied with the class you attend, we'll give your money back, no questions asked. (Offer valid within 5 days of attending your class.)

MILITARY & SENIORS
10% DISCOUNT

We proudly offer a 10% discount for our active & retired military and seniors 55 & older.

OuR 3 Classes

Our Group Courses

Our Community Classes

Our Featured Class

Personal Training
PACKAGES

Custom 30 minute solo sessions in your own home, designed for your specific safety concerns.

$75

Single Lesson

$300 ($75 off)

Block of 5 Lessons

$550 ($200 OFF)

Block of 10 Lessons

Group Sessions
Group sessions for 10 or more
Skilled Coaches
You are in good hands
Seriously Fun
We laugh a lot.
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UPCOMING PUBLIC
COMMUNITY EVENTS

The following programs and events are open to the public. Private courses are not listed.

Class Title
Date / Time
Location
Class Type
RSVP
Campus Life: High School and College Self Defense Workshop
Sunday, July 21, 2019
12:00 pm
-
4:00 pm
Washington
Specialty Class
Introduction to Women's Personal Safety Workshop
Saturday, August 3, 2019
2:00 pm
-
4:00 pm
Washington
Specialty Class
Introduction to Women's Personal Safety Workshop
Sunday, August 25, 2019
10:30 am
-
12:00 pm
Southern California
Community Class
Introduction to Women's Personal Safety Workshop
Saturday, September 7, 2019
2:00 pm
-
4:00 pm
Washington
Specialty Class
Introduction to Women's Personal Safety Workshop
Saturday, September 28, 2019
2:00 pm
-
3:30 pm
Southern California
Community Class
Introduction to Women's Personal Safety Workshop
Sunday, September 29, 2019
10:30 am
-
12:00 pm
Southern California
Community Class
Introduction to Women's Personal Safety Workshop
Saturday, October 12, 2019
2:00 pm
-
4:00 pm
Washington
Specialty Class
Introduction to Women's Personal Safety Workshop
Sunday, October 27, 2019
10:30 am
-
12:00 pm
Southern California
Community Class
Introduction to Women's Personal Safety Workshop
Saturday, November 2, 2019
2:00 pm
-
4:00 pm
Washington
Specialty Class
Introduction to Women's Personal Safety Workshop
Sunday, November 17, 2019
10:30 am
-
12:00 pm
Southern California
Community Class
Introduction to Women's Personal Safety Workshop Copy
Saturday, December 7, 2019
2:00 pm
-
4:00 pm
Washington
Specialty Class

“BUT STILL, LIKE DUST, I'LL RISE”

MAYA ANGELOU, author, poet, activist

"it took me quite a long time to develop my voice, and now that i have it, i am not going to be silent."

madeleine albriht, former us secretary of state

Meet Our trainers

Our team can't wait to meet you!

Karla and Jen

Owners & Coaches

We are Karla and Jen and we have been running women's self defense classes for our communities for years. We're proud to say that we have empowered countless women with the skills and resources they need to stay safe. But let's be real, its not just about training and skills, we need safe spaces to practice without the pressure of performance that often comes at the gym, a safe space for anyone who has been through a violent trauma, a safe space away from judgement, a space created by women for women who understand what women need to feel safe. That's why we've created Out of Harms Way. Every who identifies as female has a place here and we can't wait to meet you.

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