Become an instructor in our world renowned Women's Self Defense system. Stay up to date with the latest certification classes as we travel around the country making new instructors.
Thousands of women have benefited from the unique teaching method used by the Women's Self-Defense Institute. Our guiding philosophy is set in the very real differences in the self-defense needs for women vs. men. The nature of the conflict is, on so many levels, hugely different. For us, this means using a woman's strongest weapons against a man's weakest points. The self-defense modules are designed to interlock in developing techniques and skills which have been proven to work for the non-martial artist female against full power attacks from men. We teach awareness, avoidance, space management, and a system of resisting assaults using simple to learn gross-body movements that take advantage of your natural instincts which are easier to remember under stress.
In addition to being a high level martial artist in arts such as Kyu Ku Shin Karate and Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Kardian is also a long time law enforce veteran and media personality.
Brad leveraged his work in defensive tactics and executive protection to create Defend University in the mid-1990s. He and Steve teamed up in 2000 as co-directors to expanded the reach and depth of education and training to include women everywhere.
International certified instructors.
Upcoming Instructor Certifications 2018
Chicago: Saturday - March 10th and Sunday, March 11th, 2018
Boston: Saturday - April 7th and Sunday, April 8th, 2018
New York: Saturday - April 21st and Sunday, April 22nd, 2018
Tampa: Saturday - April 29th and Sunday April 20th, 2018
Need a local certification:
Do you have a group of students that you would like to get certified? Contact us today to set up a certification at your local venue. Call 1-(914) 760-8246 for more info.