Taking a self-defense class is an effective alternative to being born with porcupine quills and pepper-spray breath. Stop curling into a ball with today’s Groupon to Divas In Defense. Choose from the following options:
- For $15, you get a basic self-defense class for one person (a $35 value).
- For $28, you get a basic self-defense class for two people (a $70 value).
- For $150, you get a Kicks & Cocktails class for 10 people (a $500 value).
Divas In Defense’s battalion of high-powered instructors leads small groups of women through the art of self-defense in a variety of classes. The Introduction to Basic Self Defense class introduces fighting neophytes to essential strikes, blocks, and piledrivers, and teaches how to assess environments for escape routes or potential weapons. For 60–90 minutes, students practice maneuvers on teachers and peers before stalking back alleys for an opportunity to test out new skills on looming shadows.
The Kicks & Cocktails class gathers 10 friends for an evening of merriment and practical empowerment in the Divas In Defense studio. Two hours race by as an instructor helps students hone natural instincts and perform basic blows without spilling delicious mixed drinks.
Divas In Defense
As children, two brothers witnessed firsthand the violence that can destroy a home. As adults, the vowed that their daughters would never suffer the same fate. That’s why they founded Divas In Defense, a safe haven for girls and women to learn self-defense techniques. At their personal-safety classes and self-defense workshops, healthy self-esteem and mental strength develop naturally as women learn how to use their own bodies or those of any nearby mannequins to defend themselves. Trainers hone simple strikes and kicks at beginner classes, which evolve into ground techniques at intermediate classes and defense against armed attackers at advanced classes. Their Girls Can Fight Too! program welcomes students as young as 7 to learn how to stave off bullying, dating violence, and interact appropriately online, among other skills.