SHIELD Women's Self Defense Los Angeles

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What are my natural weapons?  

What are my targets?

How do I hit properly?

How do I keep from panicking?

What if I’m pinned to the ground?

How do I get a man twice my size off my body?

What if I’m being choked?

What if someone grabs me from behind? 

What if I’m pushed to the ground?  

What to do when someone pulls my hair?

SHIELD Women's Self Defense System has provided women's self defense classes and self defense workshops for LA County Department of Public Health, LA County Office of Women's Health, FOX Studios, Kaiser Permanente, Lionsgate, Discovery, UCLA Spirit Squad, USC, E! "Keeping up with the Kardashians", LA Mayor's Office, Santa Monica Police Activities League, and various companies, colleges, high schools, private groups and government entities. 

The logic is simple, to get used to something, we first have to experience it. We can't swim without going in the water. The difference between fear and terror is in knowing what to do. When we know what to do, fear is a motivation ally. When we don't know what to do, or have never experienced it, we will freeze in terror because we have no clear goal on how to respond. The difference is in the TRAINING!

              SHIELD on FOX "America Now News"

  SHIELD on NBC "Today in LA"  

Students' perspectives:

"Right from the first class, we were immersed in drills that gave us first hand experience about what it was like to be jolted (off balance) and attacked. No part of our bodies was safe; throat, hair, sneak attacks from behind, being lifted off the ground. All of these scenarios sound terrifying, yet Nelson helped us to experience and free ourselves from discomfort and anxiety. This went far beyond mental preparation. My body quickly adapted to aggressive physical contact, and instinctively “knew” how react in order to defend and free myself. And how to turn the tables on an attacker. No situation left me frozen in fear or pain. This was remarkable feeling for me! I have been urging friends to take this incredible course.  The moves are so basic, so easy. This is the only self defense course that has been so liberating for me…"
Kristen (FOX Entertainment Group)

"My first class was a total workout. I never expected it to be like that. I thought we were gonna yell NO!!!, and learn a couple of different ways to fight. Including kicking of the crotch, and other typical things you think of when you are attacked by a man. I'm very glad it's not like that. The class surprised me when we learned very different ways to defend and fight... I was definitely sweating like I was working out. I know my classmates were feeling the same way. What we learned was how to defend ourselves in close situations and how to hurt someone when they are attacking you in a close range.... from the first class I at least know some things I would have never known otherwise. It is such a scary topic but it's  something that every woman should know. Women should be more open to take this class because it could help them in a tough situation."
Debbie (Woodbury University)

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UCLA Spirit Squad self defense training

LA Weekly "Best of LA People 2011" 

LA WEEKLY Best of LA People - Self defense for women

SHIELD Women's Self Defense Teaching Highlights:

SHIELD Women's Self Defense was taught for the women of DISCOVERY

SHIELD Women's Self Defense was featured on Hallmark Channel Home & Family TV Show.

SHIELD Women's Self Defense taught self defense for Leeza Gibbons for America Now News TV show.

SHIELD Women's Self Defense class was featured on E! Entertainment 

NBC4 coverage on SHIELD teaching self defense for women

ABC7 coverage on SHIELD women's self defense class

KCAL9 coverage on SHIELD women's self defense class

SHIELD Women's Self Defense classes was covered by various newspaper articles in 3 languages.

SHIELD Women's Self Defense classes for LA County Office of Women's Health for the past 6 years

SHIELD Women's Self Defense trained UCLA Spirit Squad in self defense classes in the past 5 years

SHIELD Women's Self Defense classes for Glendale Commission on the Status of Women in the past 7 years

SHIELD Women's Self defense classes for Santa Monica Police Activities League for the past 7 years

SHIELD Women's Self defense classes on the Lot at FOX Studios since 2007

Self defense training for Kim Kardashians and her sisters on E!

Self defense class for women at E&Y

Self defense class for women at Deloitte 

Self defense class for Kaiser Permanente

Self defense classes for women at Murad skincare & medical spa

Self defense classes for women at the General Consulate of Mexico

Self defense classes for EDISON

Self defense class for LA Mayor Villaraigosa

Self defense class for Webcore Builders

Self defense class for Ladies in Public Finance

Self defense class at Willow Spa

Self defense classes at Creative Chakra Spa

Self defense class for Path Achieve homeless shelter

Self defense class for various women's shelters in LA


Self defense classes for City of Beverly Hills

Self defense classes for City of Malibu

Self defense classes for City of Azusa

Self defense classes for City of Glendale

Self defense classes for City of Santa Monica

Self defense classes for City of West Hollywood

Self defense classes for Rosie Camp for teenage girls

Self defense classes for Girls Scout of LA

Self defense classes for Archer School for Girls

Self defense class for Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy

Teaching self defense for the girls at Santa Monica HS

Self defense classes for Greed Dot high school

Self defense classes for Alverno High School

Self defense classes for Glendale High School

Self defense training assembly for Campbell Hall HS

Self defense class for homeless teenage girls