Basic Women’s Primal Defense
Self-Defense Training Course
"AMAZING!!!!! I was nervous coming to the Women’s Primal Self Defense Class, but left feeling confident and much more prepared for scary situations. The instructors were amazing and took time to really ensure we all had the techniques down! I recommend this class to every woman, regardless of how prepared one thinks they are. 4 hours well spent, and a bonus to see my pals kick some butt!!!!"
"I recently participated in the Women's Primal Self-Defense class and walked away feeling much more prepared to deal with potentially threatening situations. The instructors were thorough and patient as they led us through various scenarios. They teach through role-playing which was key to making the techniques stick. If you want to learn how to recognize and deescalate threatening situations, and take defensive action if needed, TAKE THIS CLASS...you will not be disappointed!!"
"I took the women’s self defense class and would highly recommend it!!! The experience was very much outside of my comfort zone, which means it was needed and taught me a lot of useful skills that I’m already implementing. Very empowering class! Thank you!"
"I setup a private class for the Women's Primal Self Defense class for my local mom's running group. What we went through in the 4 hour class exceeded my expectations. I feel more confident about the times I have to run solo, and that I have plan with steps I can remember on what to do to protect myself. Shawn and the two volunteers were amazing. It pushed us out of our comfort zone, but I will not be "passive.” Every woman needs to take this class. I look forward to taking the Intermediate class soon!"
"I highly recommend the women’s primal self-defense class! We had wonderful informed instructors and learned so much! It was a great experience for both my daughter and myself! EVERY woman should take this class!! Excited for level 2!!"
Basic Women’s Primal Defense is a 4-hour course taught by instructors with experience in real-world defense. Students learn situational awareness and practice conflict de-escalation. This course primarily addresses how to deal with verbal confrontations, but students also learn some basic moves to defend themselves against a physical attack. By course completion, participants will have repeatedly used their newfound skills to assess danger, set boundaries, and respond effectively to verbal and physical aggression. Students get the chance to use full-force techniques against a staff instructor donning specially designed protective gear.
All 88 Tactical training courses are built on the core concept of Reality Behavior-Based Conditioning© (RBBC). RBBC was developed from this maxim: “the study of behavior is as important as the study of tactics.” 88 Tactical courses condition an appropriate crisis response that maximizes performance while working with, instead of against, a person’s survival-oriented instincts and intuitions. The quicker you recognize the threat, the more likely you will prevail.
- Respond effectively to verbal and physical aggression (belligerent people)
- Describe and demonstrate levels of awareness and condition readiness
- Demonstrate how to set boundaries, and control and maintain the “reactionary gap”
- Demonstrate defensive strikes against an unarmed assailant
- Describe and demonstrate what to do following an attack
- Comfortable gym or workout attire
- Water or sport drink and/or energy bar recommended
Students must be at least 12 years old and have no significant underlying health issues. The student or parent/legal guardian signing the waiver must have a valid government issued I.D.
The language used in role-playing scenarios is PG-13
Please let the instructors know if you have joint issues or other physical limitations that may require a modification in techniques.
*Lunch, dinner and snacks are available for purchase at the Ammo Box Café inside the Range & Readiness Center.
Students who cancel or reschedule a minimum of 72 hours prior to the start of a class will receive a full refund in the form of store credit. Cancelling or rescheduling less than 72 hours in advance or “No-Shows” will result in forfeiture of 50% of payments and fees (50% will be returned in the form of store credit). 88 Tactical reserves the right to cancel any course offered due to weather or unforeseen circumstances. If this happens, all students will receive a full refund or credit applied to another class.