At Heads Up we start by discussing what a predator is looking for in a victim. Are you distracted? Could someone get close to you without you noticing? Most predators, whether known or unknown to you, have a plan. We teach you to have one too!
Women tend to fight, flight or freeze. Fight is what we teach and we want to make fighting back intuitive.
All Heads Up classes are for women only. It is NOT an exercise class and your fitness level is NOT important. What is important is that you come and learn. We provide a safe and comfortable environment where you can choose to sit and take it all in or share your experiences and fears. In the end, you will find you possess a unique set of tools you never knew you had. Add thought and practice to it, and it becomes instinctive. That is power!!
Debbie Love, at just 5 feet tall and 100 lbs., is a petite 4th Degree Black Belt and Certified Karate Instructor who can stop a larger opponent with relative ease. Since she began training in Karate, Debbie has been the only woman in a room full of men where she learned to tweak techniques to gain an advantage against much larger opponents. Debbie is now bringing this knowledge to others who may find themselves alone in a situation where they need an advantage too!
Debbie was compelled to learn Karate and self-defense because of a personal family tragedy that had a profound effect and would eventually change the course of her life. Once she started learning there was no looking back.
Debbie’s mission is to offer knowledge to help women identify and avoid a known and unknown predator and to defend herself when avoidance is not an option. Knowledge is power. The power is yours; own it!
Why Learning Self Defense is Important
Here are some current statistics according to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC):
· 1 in 3 women will experience some sort of sexual violence
· 1 in 6 men will experience some sort of sexual violence
· 91% of sexual assault victims are female
· 65% of sexual assaults are not reported to police
· Over 90% of sexual assault victims on college campuses do not report the assault
· 1 in 5 women will be raped at some point in their lives
· Nearly 2/3 of college students experience sexual harassment
· 27% of college women have experienced some form of unwanted sexual contact
· 90% + of sexual assault victims on college campuses do not report the assault
· 51.1% of female rape victims reported being raped by an intimate partner
· 40.8% of female rape victims reported being raped by an acquaintance
· In 8 out of 10 cases of rape, the victim knew the perpetrator
· 8% of rapes occurred while the victim is at work
Hoping that you or someone you know will not one day be assaulted is NOT a plan! Give yourself the knowledge and tools to survive and fight back. We have a plan for you.