Chances are one in four women will be attacked during her lifetime.
Chances are she will know her attacker 80% of the time.
Chances are women who resist effectively are twice as likely to escape injury as others.
Are you willing to take a chance?
A Fighting Chance!
Although no one, not even men, are exempt from a violent or sexual assault, A Fighting Chance is for women only. Women have a particular disadvantage being typically lesser in size, weight, reach, and strength than most men, so A Fighting Chance teaches women techniques that emphasize a woman’s strongest “weapons,” against an offender’s weakest targets. Studies have shown that 50% of attackers fled from a woman who was willing to resist. The key; however, is to fight effectively before becoming exhausted.
This is not your typical safety course. We understand that learning self defense is a very personal and emotional experience. With the prevalence of domestic violence and sexual assault, many women seek out safety programs after being victimized, experiencing a “close call,” or knowing someone who has. The instructor is prepared to assist those who need extra emotional support during the class. Woman are able to gain a sense of strength and confidence that comes with learning to protect themselves.
Our rape prevention and self-defense program best suits women ages 12 and up due to modest sexual content regarding the most common rape scenarios, escape techniques, and emotional effects that may be experienced; however, the program may be modified to suit a group of younger students. The classes are taught by a woman; but to allow participants to exprience and practice using physical force against a stronger, larger attacker, our male “bad guy” wears a protective padded suit to enable women to experience kicking and striking using full-force.
The program addresses ways to avoid an attack; escape if you can’t avoid it; and survive if you can’t escape. Participants will learn what steps to take in the event of a completed attack, as well as, understand factors that influence trauma and recovery.
A Fighting Chance is thankful to Sensei John Adamson and Adamson’s Karate Studios, for allowing us access to their facility, with a large padded floor, located at 9625 E. 150th Street in Noblesville, for our classes. This location makes A Fighting Chance convenient to Fishers, Indianapolis, Carmel, Westfield, and other surrounding communities. Participants may join an open class session listed on the calendar, or organize a private group self-defense class conducted at our site, or at your suitable location.