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? There are all types of predators out there and they have a plan. We teach you to have one too!
Start by walking with your head up and your eyes open to anything that looks odd or seems out of place.
You will learn to identify and respond to many varieties of assault, beginning with casual or acquaintance sexual assault, then we tackle other types of sexual assault, like groping, rape, and abduction among others. Learn how to spot the ominous body language of predators and the best way to deal with them. And because everyone responds differently, each person has the opportunity to discover what works for them and we help to make the response intuitive.
All HEADS UP! classes are conducted in a supportive environment with like-minded individuals. 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. We address each circumstance and find a resolution that suits you. 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 105 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 would use every opportunity to practice her craft, and would constantly quiz her instructors with a never ending list of ‘what ifs’.
Debbie’s mission was clear: to teach women how to identify and avoid a predator and how to defend when avoidance is not an option. With this knowledge, women gain confidence which leads to power. The power is yours; own it!
HEADS UP! classes are designed around the needs and time availability of multiple audiences.
Although primarily focusing on training girls and women, men can also be victims of unexpected attacks.
HEADS UP! has classes for grade school, preteens, high school girls and college-bound students, as well as parents and adults ranging from 1 hour to 8 hours over the course of days or weeks. Courses are also available for businesses and corporate environments.
Check out our classes and workshops. If you have something different in mind, we will gladly consider your request.
Why Learning Self Defense is Important for you
Every two minutes a woman in America is raped, and one out of four women will be the victim of a violent crime. It is a sad fact that most women are assaulted by someone they know and 40% of the time the crime will happen in the victim's own home.
Preparing for a violent attack is no different than preparing for any other emergency and denial can cost you your life.
HEADS UP! training is empowerment based training. Finding the power and resources in one's own mind and body is central. Participants learn to practice a range of strategies and tools to increase their choices when faced with uncomfortable, intrusive or dangerous situations with people they know as well as with strangers.
Ultimately, the best weapon every person has is their sixth-sense.
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.