Self Defense for Kids

We teach our students to “GO CHIHUAHUA CRAZY!”

Physical and verbal assaults on children are more common than you think. The National Center for Juvenile Justice found that 1 in 3 girls and 1 in 6 boys were sexually assaulted before the age of 18. A study by the National Center for Education Statistics found that 27.8% of students report being bullied during the school year. There were 424,066 entries into the FBI’s National Crime Information Center for missing or abducted children in 2018 alone. 

PlayItSafe offers self defense classes for kids in a fun, interactive, age-appropriate method that teaches students to respond appropriately to unique challenges they might face such as: dealing with bullies, friendship drama, stranger awareness, in-appropriate touch from someone they may know and abduction defense.

PlayItSafe is based on a simple but very effective step-by-step approach where students role-play their techniques against trained instructors in age-appropriate scenarios. This 2 hour empowering class teaches children grades 1st – 5th, to be aware of their surroundings, project confidence, set boundaries with their voice and trust their intuition. This is reinforced through hands-on, repetitive training. Students will role-play with a mock “stranger” and a mock “bully,” while being coached by an instructor. 

Bully Defense & Friendship “Drama”

✔ What bullies look for in their victims
✔ Name calling, teasing, excluding and arguments
✔ How to cope with “friendship issues & drama”
✔ Projecting a confident attitude
✔ Dealing with aggressive bullies
✔ Better communication and increased self-esteem
✔ Increased respect for self and others

Stranger Awareness & Self-Defense

✔ Increased safety at school, home and play
✔ How not to be targeted: walking and talking with confidence
✔ Distinguish between appropriate and inappropriate adult behavior
✔ How to recognize a stranger and when it is appropriate to respond to a stranger
✔ How to tell a trusted adult if something has occurred
✔ Getting lost, home safety, walking to and from home

Mommy & Me Class Option

Mommy & Me Class is designed for Pre-K & Kinders, including savvy 3-1/2 year olds.  Parents take the class with their child and learn how to empower their children with self-protection skills that can be practiced at home. Verbal and physical skills are emphasized and taught in this 1.25 hour class. Families will receive valuable reference materials to take home.