Jane Is Aware...

Jane Is Safe...

Jane...Kicks Ass.

Be Like Jane.

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Women's Active Self-Protection

1550 W Main ST
Wilmington, OH

Come Get Some Superpowers!
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Frequently asked questions

Are you guys just "nerfing" regular self-defense training and teaching the "weak" version to women?


Absolutely not. What you're learning, whether it's the mental or the physical part, are legit self-protection techniques. Some are proprietary, some are taken from world-renowned experts on the subject. All of them are real, and exactly what we'd be teaching guys.




Is this any different than traditional martial arts classes, then?


Yes!
We all know (you will after taking this class!) there are situations and risks unique to your gender. There are also different emotional issues related to protecting yourself, especially if you've already suffered an assault. We love teaching everyone, but womens empowerment needs to be our focus in this class. So, sorry guys. It's only open to women.




Do I have to be in shape to take this class?


That depends. Are you going to wait to be in shape before you're assaulted? Nope! So, like everything else in life, being physically fit helps......but it's absolutely not a requirement. This isn't Zumba class. Come as you are.




Can I bring my kids?


Hopefully there are some things you just wouldn't do in front of your kids. The most obvious reason to leave them with someone else for the class time is that it may be hard to explain why these people are "attacking" Mom, and why Mom is "attacking" them.
In order to be free to work through the strong emotions that our training scenarios can evoke, we recommend that you leave the kiddos at home.




What should I wear to class?


Think about your day, when you're typically out running errands or going to work. What are you usually wearing then?
We are going to have you rehearsing your responses to real life scenarios.
Rehearsing them in the clothes you would be in if something similar happened to you is a very good idea. It will help anchor the techniques to your normal daily routine.




I have a concealed carry permit, and carry my gun all the time. Why do I need anything else?


Believe it or not, we like our guns, too. If someone's shooting at you from across the room, having a gun may help. But most attacks happen right next to us, and the closer the attacker is, the less time you have to draw your weapon.
Know how you can make some distance? We do! Know how to keep an assailant from relieving you of your weapon and using it on you or your family? Yep, we know that too. We'll be happy to teach you!




Doesn't fighting back make it worse?


In studies of over 40,000 cases of sexual assault (where the victims had no self-protection training), the data does suggest you are 0.5% more likely to be injured somehow if you fight back. Begging, screaming, and bargaining with your attacker also makes you 10% more likely to be injured.
The data also showed that you are 40% ( forty!) more likely to stop the assault alltogether if you fight back.2
It's a no-brainer. Always, always, always fight back.





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