SHIELD Women's Self Defense Los Angeles

About Us - SHIELD Women's Self Defense


SHIELD Women's Self Defense System empowers women and girls by training them on how to fight back a much stronger opponent in close-range situations. SHIELD emphasizes on using leverage and lower body strength to generate power. Based on a mixture of martial arts principles, self-defense and street fighting skills, SHIELD Women's Self Defense was created exclusively for women and girls.
 

Awareness, verbal and psychological aspects of self defense are incorporated in SHIELD Women's Self Defense System. Completing SHIELD Women's Self Defense training will increase self-confidence, enhance personal safety, raise awareness and become more comfortable on how to use one's body as a weapon.  

OUR MISSION:

Our mission is to empower women, eradicate sexual assault and even up the playing field through our unique self defense training system.


OUR VISION:

Our Vision is for women to have self defense skills and capability to be destructive to anyone attempting to violate them.

Our Vision is for SHIELD Women's Self Defense System to be the standard self-defense training system for women and girls.



About Nelson Nio (founder of SHIELD):

Nelson has been trained in various martial arts and self defense training since childhood. In 2003, a friend of his was sexually assaulted violently. She asked him to show her some self defense moves. He started teaching her some self defense skills on how to fight back a much bigger opponent.

From teaching self defense classes to one friend, Nelson continues to volunteering at various organizations, women's shelters and private groups. He then became an advocate on ending violence against women. To date, Nelson has taught self defense to over 10,000 women and girls in major universities, high schools, Fortune 500 companies, private groups and government entities. 


Awards and recognitions:

"Best of LA People" 2011 by LA Weekly      

-  Award from the Santa Monica Police Activities League

-  Award from the Consulate General of Mexico

-  Honor from Amanecer Community Counseling

-  Selected as "Civic Pride" by Glendale News Press

Nelson has been featured on CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX, Hallmark Channel, KCAL9, MegaTV, Univision, Telemundo TV, and in various newspaper articles teaching self defense classes for women and girls. He has also been featured on E! Entertainment teaching self-defense for Kim Kardashian and her sisters on "Keeping up with the Kardashians" TV Show.

Nelson served on the Board of Directors for YWCA Glendale and sat on the Executive Committee for the National Organization for Women (NOW), Hollywood.


















SHIELD Women's Self Defense TOP 50 Teaching Highlights:

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


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


SHIELD Women's Self Defense classes for Leeza Gibbons for America Now News TV show. 


SHIELD Women's Self Defense class for Kim Kardashian & her sisters, featured on E! Entertainment 


SHIELD women's self defense classes for LA County Office of Women's Health for the past 6 years


NBC4 coverage on SHIELD women's self defense training NBC anchors


ABC7 coverage on SHIELD women's self defense class at HEALTH EXPO


KCAL9 coverage on SHIELD women's self defense class


SHIELD women's self defense classes was taught for LA County Dept of Public Health for the past 4 years


SHIELD women's self defense trained UCLA Spirit Squad in self defense classes in the past 5 years


SHIELD women’s self defense training for Gamma Phi Beta sorority


SHIELD women’s self defense training for Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority


SHIELD women’s self defense training for Delta Gamma of Pepperdine


SHIELD women’s self defense training for Sigma Lambda Gamma sorority


SHIELD women’s self defense training for Panhellenic Council of USC


SHIELD women’s self defense training held at CSUN 50th Anniversary


SHIELD women’s self defense training for Delta Delta Delta sorority of USC







SHIELD women's self defense classes for Glendale Commission on the Status of Women since 2007

SHIELD women's self defense classes for Santa Monica Police Activities League since 2008

SHIELD held weekly women's self defense classes on the Lot at FOX Studios since 2007

SHIELD women’s self defense training for women at E&Y

SHIELD women’s self defense class for women at Deloitte 

SHIELD women’s self defense training for Kaiser Permanente

SHIELD held weekly women’s self defense classes for women at Murad skincare & medical spa

SHIELD women’s self defense classes for women at the General Consulate of Mexico

SHIELD held weekly women’s self defense classes for EDISON

SHIELD women’s self defense training for LA Mayor Villaraigosa Office

SHIELD women’s self defense class for Webcore Builders

SHIELD women’s self defense class for Ladies in Public Finance

SHIELD women’s self defense class for Women of Power at Willow Spa

SHIELD women’s self defense classes conducted at Creative Chakra Spa

SHIELD women’s self defense classes for Path Achieve homeless shelter

SHIELD women’s self defense training for various women's shelters in LA






 

SHIELD women’s self defense classes for City of Beverly Hills

SHIELD women’s self defense classes for City of Malibu

SHIELD women’s self defense classes for City of Azusa

SHIELD women’s self defense classes for City of Glendale

SHIELD women’s self defense classes for City of Santa Monica

SHIELD women’s self defense classes for City of West Hollywood

SHIELD women’s self defense classes for Rosie Camp for teenage girls since 2008

SHIELD women’s self defense classes for Girls Scout of LA

SHIELD women’s self defense training for Archer School for Girls

SHIELD women’s self defense after school classes for Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy

SHIELD women’s self defense training for the girls at Santa Monica HS

SHIELD women’s self defense classes for Greed Dot high school

SHIELD women’s self defense after school classes for Alverno High School

SHIELD women’s self defense classes for Glendale High School

SHIELD women’s self defense training assembly for Campbell Hall HS

SHIELD women’s self defense classes for homeless teenage girls