Every parent fears that their child will be bullied, abducted… or worse. In 2003 Tracie Arlington, a mother and a black belt in Taekwondo, realized there was a need for self defense training for women and children that were not in the martial arts. So PlayItSafeDefense was born! Since then, PlayItSafeDefense has empowered hundreds of thousands of Boy and Girl Scouts, children, teens, women, and men by teaching them self defense skills. We use a fun and age-appropriate one-session class to build self-confidence and increase awareness skills that help prevent potential danger.
Our self defense techniques teach kids to respond appropriately to unique challenges they might face such as: Bullying prevention, friendship-drama, stranger danger awareness and safety, inappropriate touch from someone they might know, and abduction defense. We have taught hundreds of thousands of people to “Go Chihuahua Crazy!”™ and have seen first-hand how our unique teaching philosophy changes lives. Even a small child knows it’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog. We can travel to your location or check out our Classes page to join an open class today!
Empower children to handle the myriad of challenges they face on a daily basis, know how to take control of a situation, and maintain that control as they get older.
Display confidence and boundaries.
Display confidence and boundaries through body language and to react quickly if necessary.
Increase awareness through fun and interactive awareness training.
Build self-esteem by helping them become as self-reliant as possible in the face of danger.
Fighting should be avoided.
Reinforce that fighting should be avoided at all costs. However, if fighting is unavoidable, know that self-defense is not a game.
Relax parents fears.
Relax parents fears once they see their children’s capacity to respond in difficult circumstances.
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Since 2003, we have empowered hundreds of thousands of people by teaching them self defense skills. We use a fun and age appropriate one-session class to build self-confidence and increase awareness skills that help prevent potential danger. Our techniques teach how to respond to: Bullies, friendship-drama, inappropriate touch, abduction, and more.
Are your days packed with sports or school activities and you just can’t fit in one more thing? Or maybe you live outside of the Southern California area but still want to learn self defense techniques? PlayItSafeDefense offers a monthly subscription service to view self defense videos from the comfort of your own home, whenever you want!
Our Girl Scout class is designed to teach your Scout verbal and physical self defense in a fun, group atmosphere. By attending our self defense classes, Girl Scouts will earn their Awareness Patch or can earn a new and different patch for every class they attend. Our program is progressive as they mature.