PHYSICAL AND NON-PHYSICAL SELF DEFENSE TECHNIQUES

including ground fighting defenses, defense against chokes, wrist grabs and other offensive maneuvers. Specially designed for women.

ROLE-PLAY SCENARIOS OF POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS SITUATIONS
learn what to say how to position yourself, where to look when approached by a stranger on the street

PERSONAL SAFETY EDUCATION SEGMENTS
on various issues such as date rape, street safety, abusive relationships, and drug-induced sexual assault


WHAT WOULD YOU DO IN THESE SITUATIONS

Situation One
Your driving home alone at night and suddenly you are pulled over by an unmarked police car. The man approaches you and asks for your driver's license and proof of insurance. He walks back to his car. You wait awhile. He then returns to your car and advises you that your registration had expired and asks you to accompany him to his car…

What would you do?

Situation Two
You are shopping at a mall, as you return to your car, a man appears and asks you if this is your car. Startled, you reply, "yes". He then points to a puddle of oil under the front of the car and tells you that you have lost some oil and that it could be a serious problem. He says that he maybe able to help and asks you to sit in the driver's seat and open the hood - he instructs you to start the engine when he tells you to…

What would you do?

Situation Three
You are 15 years old and home alone on a Saturday afternoon. Your parents and older brother have gone out for the day. Later in the day a man knocks at your door. He seems sincere and claims that there has just been a terrible accident down the road and asks that you let him in to use to phone to call for an ambulance…

What would you do?

Situation Four
You are driving home after a late shift at the hospital were you work. As you drive to an intersection and stop for the stop sign, the car behind you bumps into the rear of your car. You are in a residential neighborhood, but because of the time, it is fairly secluded. You begin to wonder if there is any damage to your car…

What would you do?

Situation Five
You and a girlfriend meet some boys from your college. They invite you both back to their place for a house party, and you agree to go along. Once at their house, everything seems quiet. The boys tell you that the party will not really start for another hour or two. They invite you in to hang out with their other male roommates…

What would you do?

All of these scenarios are typical examples of how assaults begin
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White Tiger : The Self-Defense Experts…


White Tiger is a professional security-consulting firm that specializes in personal safety issues for women, school violence prevention and workplace violence prevention education throughout parts of Canada and the United States since 1994. We are a recognized prevention resource in the Montreal Family Violence Resource Directory as developed by the McGill University School of Social Work and the MUC Police Service. We offer state of the art reality based training that consists of easy to learn simple, yet effective strategies to escape from violence. White Tiger visits about 50 high schools and colleges yearly in Canada and the United States.

The White Tiger Group has been in the forefront of research and development in personal safety education. We have established ourselves as a leading authority on preventing violence in various contexts. We believe that individuals deserve to live their lives without a shadow of constant fear. Our consultations and educational programs can help empower individuals to live life with less fear by empowering them with the resources they need to help recognize, defend against and escape from violence. Knowledge is power, and the information that we provide is an essential life-skill that people need in order to live safely in today's society.

Our specialized self-defense programs are suitable for women of all ages (12 years and up). We offer special program options for high schools, colleges, community centers, women's shelters, businesses and other organizations. Our personal safety instructors come to your organization and are able to adapt a program to meet your specific needs.

  • Professional and responsible instruction by qualified female and male instructors
  • Age appropriate material for female students from grade six to college
  • Course material is largely based on academic research and contributions from police agencies and rape crisis centers throughout North America

Our self-defense programs are specially designed to serve to needs of women in a variety of different situations. Most of our programs are offered in high schools or colleges as an after-school activity, or during class-time as a special curriculum component to physical education or sex education classes. We are also able to offer our programs to hospitals, businesses, community organizations and women's centers. Our instructors will come to you and will adapt a program to meet your needs.


What you will learn

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Facts about Sexual Assault and Abusive Relationships
A large part of our seminars and courses focus on prevention and awareness. Key safety issues ranging from abusive relationships and detecting an abusive personality to street safety, drug induced sexual assault and date rape

Awareness and Assertion Skills
We offer a system of self-protection that focuses on making women aware of the ways in which sexual assaults occur. Empowering women with the resources to help recognize potentially dangerous situations is a key element of our program. . Women learn to put themselves, and their safety, first and respond to what their instincts tell them. Firm responses, which deter harassment or potential assaults, are introduced in role-play scenarios. Women are coached to respond in a way that projects strength and confidence.

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Physical and non-physical self-defense skills development

The Non-Physical
Our non-physical strategies center on verbal techniques that can help manipulate an aggressor or a situation. Assertiveness skills, which provide firm responses to harassment or potential assaults are also introduced. The development of attitudes, which project strength and confidence, is our goal.

The Physical
Physical resistance techniques that we offer are easy to learn and can be used in a variety of different situations. In addition to basic striking skills, we offer defense techniques that center on how to break free of wrist grabs and standing chokes (two hands around victim's neck). We also introduce elementary ground fighting techniques, including how to break out of floor pins and strangles.

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Full Contact Attack Scenarios
Based on an academic framework, our program involves physical as well as non-physical ways to resist an attack in a non-threatening, fun and safe environment. This element of the program is very realistic. Unlike, other organizations we do not encourage the use of a key chain miniature baton. Also, we do not use surprise attack scenarios with our participants. Research suggests that in over 80% of time you will know your aggressor and that surprise attacks are much less likely than acquaintance assaults. Our goal behind full contact simulated attack scenarios is to give the participant an opportunity to fight against a larger and stronger male opponent using the physical and non-physical skills developed through our instruction. Most participants find this opportunity helpful. Women voluntarily participate, and no one is ever forced to do any aspect of the program that they do not feel comfortable with.

Intensive program options
Most programs involve 2 or 3 instructors with a group of about 30 to 40 participants
3-hour basic personal safety seminar (I session, covers segments 1 - 2)
3-hour advanced personal safety seminar (1 session, covers segments 2 - 3)
5-hour sexual assault survival course (I session, covers segments 1- 3)

Course program options
Most programs involve 2 or 3 instructors with a group of about 30 to 40 participants
4-hour assault prevention course (2 sessions of 2 hours, covers segments 1 - 2
6-hour assault prevention course (3 sessions of 2 hours, covers segments 1 - 3) 6-hour assault prevention course (2 sessions of 3 hours, covers segments 1 - 3)
8-hour assault prevention course (4 sessions of 2 hours, covers segments 1 - 4)
10-hour assault prevention course (5 sessions of 2 hours)

Segment Descriptions

Segment 1
Includes a general description of the first two hours of most all of our options (involves 2 instructors, max 40 students)

Introduction to Personal Safety and Risk Reduction, What is sexual assault, What is self defense

Personal Safety Segment: Street Safety and awareness exercises using role play scenarios of potentially dangerous situations (i.e., you are waiting alone at a bus stop and a man approaches you as he asks for directions… what do you do?)

Strikes and Drills Segment:
Basic targets - vital points on the target, primary and secondary targets
Basic stance (fighting stance, ready stance)
Basic frontal strikes (front kicks, groin kicks, palm strikes, knee strikes)
Basic sweeping kicks (side and round)

Self Defense Segment:
defenses against wrist grabs (various) and standing chokes (front and rear)
defenses against hair pulls, head locks and bear hugs (front and rear)

Segment 2
Includes a general description of the 3rd and 4th hour of most all of our options (involves 2 instructors, max 40 students) - floor mats needed

Warm-up / stretching / basic strikes review

Strikes and Drills Segment: Blocking and parrying exercise / Movement and combination exercises

Personal Safety Segment: Abusive Relationships / Date Rape / Characteristics of an abusive relationship / Characteristics of an abuser
Review Segment: review of previously learned techniques

Self-Defense Segment: (Class split into two stations)
station 1 - Ground fighting basics: defense against floor pins and chokes; ground fighting positioning;
station 2- Students practice front kick, groin kick and palm strikes on foam shield.

Segment 3
Includes a general description of the 5th and 6th hour of most all of our options (involves 3 instructors, max 30 students) - floor mats needed

Warm-up / stretching / basic strikes review

Personal Safety Segment: Drug rape and Party Safety- a discussion about common rape drugs and prevention advice in a party situation

Strikes and Drills Segment:
Blocking and parrying exercises, close quarter strikes, balance exercises

Review Segment: review of previously learned techniques

Self Defense Segment:
Padded aggressor simulated attack scenarios
Structured defense maneuvers against padded aggressor

Segment 4
Includes a general description of the 7th and 8th hour of most all of our options
(involves 3 instructors, max 30 students) - floor mats needed

Warm-up / stretching / basic strikes review

Review Segment: review of previously learned techniques

Self Defense Segment:
Padded aggressor simulated attack scenarios