Boundaries & Confidence
See the Word2TheWise blog for a student review of our training: "This is about doing something for yourself, something that could someday save YOUR LIFE."
Athena Women will donate 5% of your course fee to the Heartly House. "Heartly House is the only organization in Frederick County, Maryland that provides comprehensive services to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse." Help others while helping yourself. Win-win.
Take It From Me...
On average, an adult woman in the US is 5 1/2" shorter and more than 30 pounds lighter than an adult US male. Even ignoring the strength difference between males and females of the same size, such vast height (reach) and weight differences are too much to overcome--if the opponents are equally trained and prepared. After completing our course you will be better trained than the average thug and more prepared than the average victim.
One of the reasons I created the Athena self defense system is because I believe those of us--male or female--who are smaller deserve to be on competitive footing with a larger attacker. This isn't just theory for me: While I'm a bit taller than the average adult male, I'm around 35 pounds lighter which puts me at a tremendous disadvantage in a fight. I know what it's like to walk around feeling physically small.
But I refuse to be, or feel, helpless. So I learned to fight back using techniques that give me an advantage even over a much larger assailant. The things I've selected to teach you are intended to work for those of us who are smaller or weaker.
Gaining significant power over your safety is within your reach.
Take it from me.
A typical counterattack you will drill...
Video still: ABC News
Benefits Of Training With Athena Women:
Realty-based training under stress against a padded instructor.
The End Of Helplessness
"An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest." -Benjamin Franklin
The pictured woman's life did not have to be forever altered. You do not have to make the mistakes she made--mistakes she was unaware of not because she was foolish but only because she lacked training. Link to the ABC News video (only the initial action is shown) at bottom.
Our students tell us their awareness level shoots up because of our training. Our student who showed me this video immediately recognized the situation as a scenario she went through in our training.
We will teach you what mistakes the victim made, the most significant of which is that politeness can get you seriously hurt. (Can you spot what should make you immediately suspicious of the attacker? And the act of politeness that helped make her easier to attack might not be obvious, but the thug recognized it.) We train specifically for this scenario. When I say train, I mean that when you are ready you will be put in this situation in our training and you will defend your boundary verbally and physically against a padded instructor. We don't just talk about it, we run this scenario, and others. We train your body and your brain; this course required several months to design. Telling isn't training. Discussing isn't training. Doing is training. This is what separates us from most other "self defense" courses. I do not believe there is another short term self defense course better than Athena Women.
Watch the video and ask yourself if this victim could have been you. This does not have to be your fate. You are worth defending. Link to video.
When We Say Efficient Instruction, We Mean It.
Self defense skills are gained incrementally. That’s true of Athena training also, but with one important difference: After just a single two-hour lesson you come away with initial avoidance and defense skills. We don’t waste your valuable time.
Here’s the plan for what you will learn and practice in those two hours:
The rest of the course is just as information- and action-packed.
"Simplicity is the ultimate elegance.” — Leonardo DaVinci.
Your Athena instructors: enthusiastic, responsive and here to help you meet your goals.
...is a palm strike to attacker's solar plexus--a vulnerable bundle of nerves.
You will learn simple and effective self defense techniques similar to those in the video above.
Athena Women Self Defense Classes at Kreimer's Karate in Frederick, Maryland
Avoidance & Self-Protection Skills Against Today's Common Crimes. For Males & Females Age 10 and Over
Athena Women training takes place at Kreimer's Karate Institute, 1460 West Patrick Street, Frederick, MD, 21702 (entrance off Old Camp Road, across from Weis Market).
Sign up when arriving for class. More info/schedule private lessons: 301-524-5622 or ScottKicks@ProtonMail.com
Our students are enthusiastic!
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