Self Defense

Dealing with at bully? Want to feel safe and able to protect yourself?

Whether your goal is to gain confidence in your ability to defend yourself, or to train with like-minded athletes to improve your physical stamina, NSMA has the instructors and facilities to work with you. The best way — in fact the only way — to prepare yourself to fight off an attacker is to take a self-defense class.

The benefits of training with us includes increased flexibility and strength, as well as improved fitness and stress relief, in an encouraging and supportive community of fellow students all striving to achieve their personal goals.
No matter your age or physical abilities we have classes to meet your level. You will learn special techniques for breaking an attacker’s grasp and other things you can do to get away. For example, attackers usually anticipate how their victim might react — that kick to the groin or jab to the eyes, for instance. We can teach you ways to surprise your attacker and catch him or her off guard.
One of the best things people take away from self-defense classes is self-confidence. The last thing you want to be thinking about during an attack is, “Can I really pull this self-defense tactic off?” It’s much easier to take action in an emergency if you’ve already had a few dry runs.
Our self-defense classes give you a chance to practice your moves. If you take a class with a friend, you can continue practicing with each other to keep the moves fresh in your mind long after the class is over.

Come by our school today to meet our professional, friendly staff, try a class, and see what NSMA can do for you.


Tips from the National Crime Prevention Council:

* Understand your surroundings. Walk or hang out in areas that are open, well lit, and well traveled. Become familiar with the buildings, parking lots, parks, and other places you walk. Pay particular attention to places where someone could hide — such as stairways and bushes.

* Avoid shortcuts that take you through isolated areas.

* If you’re going out at night, travel in a group.

* Make sure your friends and parents know your daily schedule (classes, sports practice, club meetings, etc.). If you go on a date or with friends for an after-game snack, let someone know where you’re going and when you expect to return.

* Check out hangouts. Do they look safe? Are you comfortable being there? Ask yourself if the people around you seem to share your views on fun activities — if you think they’re being reckless, move on.

* Be sure your body language shows a sense of confidence. Look like you know where you’re going and act alert.

* When riding on public transportation, sit near the driver and stay awake. Attackers are looking for vulnerable targets.

* Carry a cell phone if possible. Make sure it’s programmed with your parents’ phone number.

* Be willing to report crimes in your neighborhood and school to the police.