One of the most common groups chosen for victimization are women because they are perceived by criminals to be “weak.” Nothing could be further from the truth! We at Fortress are firm believers that all women should learn strategies and techniques which will give the advantage during a violent attack. We also understand that due to practical, legal or philosophical restraints, some women are restricted in their choices of self-defense equipment. Our Women’s Self-Defense course is designed to address these issues and provide a customized, individual defense plan for all clients, regardless of age, abilities or situation.

Courses are run as “women only” and no male students are allowed to participate or observe.

Courses may be comprised of your choice of the following:

  • Mindset
  • Awareness
  • Disengagement techniques
  • Pepper spray
  • Kubotan
  • Body striking target 
  • Defensive blade
  • Disarm techniques
  • Improvised weapons
  • Vehicle defense tactics
  • Home security
  • Workplace security
  • Defensive tactics and options while traveling with children
  • Procedures in event of stalker

Contact us for scheduling and pricing. Group rates available.

Laws regarding handgun ownership and carry rights vary greatly from state-to-state and each jurisdiction has its own rules and regulations. Fortress recommends that you consult with your own state’s Attorney General’s office before purchasing any firearm, or before you attempt to carry a handgun. Many find to be a good resource, as well. Please remember that laws and statutes regarding firearms change almost daily throughout the United States; it’s up to you to know the law!