Basic Self Defense (SD101)

Course Price: $85.00
Course Times: 8 hours
Course Designer: Dave Jenkins

In this class, you will learn more about body language, non-verbal communication, and pre-attack indicators. We will also talk about how the predators among us use what is called "Target Selection" in picking a victim, and how to work on minimizing it. Physiological and psychological reactions to an attack will be discussed as well.  Participants will also learn some basic skills to counteract an aggressor's actions.

This class is a co-ed setup meant for both male and female students. If you are looking for a ladies only format, visit the Ladies EQUALIZER course page under 'Ladies Only Training"

Subjects Covered:

Techniques include:

  • Building a "Winning Mindset" (some call it a 'Survivor's Mindset')
  • Movement and positioning in varying situations
  • Learning to counter the most basic and common attacks (wrist grabs, hair pulls, punches, etc)
  • Situational scenarios

  • Required Equipment:
    • Comfortable clothing (jeans or sweats), T shirt or sweatshirt, and sneakers.
    • No high heels, sandals, flip flops, or hard-soled shoes.

    You will be working in close proximity with others, so good grooming and appropriate clothing is appreciated.


    This class is on the low end of being physically demanding. If you have any questions about preexisting injuries or limitations, please contact us before registering.


    Frequently Asked Questions



    I just wanted to Thank You once again for the great class on self-defense yesterday. It was very helpful for myself, but also made my teenager Diana more aware of her surroundings, which is what I had hoped for. Thank You for pointing out the "date rape" drug; and the numerous ways to break out of the common holds. I appreciate your directness & seriousness about the various subjects that teens tend to "laugh" about when their parents try to explain it to them. It helps coming from another adult / parent who has actually seen these things really take place. I would like to continue taking classes with Diana. I'll give her time to spread the news to her friends; we know that they "talk"; maybe they may want to try it themselves! I also have a soon-to-be-13 yr old daughter who will also need to learn these skills. I will keep your website marked for future dates. I will be sure to drop your name to groups of friends or others who may be looking for self-defense for themselves. Thanks again, not only for the techniques, but for the manner that you present them. You know the information that we want & need, and how to deliver it! It was great!

    - Gaylene - , NY

    Where do I begin? When I met Dave, I was extremely fragile. I had no self esteem, being a victim of "Domestic Violence". His teachings are informational and they do WORK. I personally have some issues with specific instances and Dave has helped me overcome them slowly at my own pace. His techniques work. I practice consistantly and have actually used a couple in different situations. As a woman, I was tired of being mentally and physically challenged and afraid. I found myself weak. In working with Dave for almost a year, I can hold my head high and be confident that I will not be a victim anymore. The techniques are simple and get the job done. I have been to many of Dave's classes. He is always willing to approach different situations. Every person has different issues and Dave takes each one as if it were the most difficult situation. I have brought this training to the attention of my family and co-workers. Many of them have attended his classes. The lecture part of his classes are so informational. I found myself going out and buying books to read, walking differently and becoming more alert in my surroundings. The demonstational classes are a lot of fun and seem real. Dave takes situations and applies them to everyday life. I recommend women, children and men take Dave's training classes. I am a much stronger individual physically and mentally for taking that initial step and calling Dave! Besides, who does not like having their own personal trainer? Thank you Dave!!!!"

    - D. H. - Chili, NY

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