Self-Defense Training for The Real World

AZ Defensive Arts is one of the most comprehensive and innovative Self-Defense training providers in Phoenix and the surrounding areas. We specialize in Women's Self-Defense, Corporate Training programs and advanced urban defense tactics.

We teach realistic self-defense skills with a simple and unique approach to personal safety that can be used by anyone regardless of age, gender or fitness level. You learn practical, proven self-defense skills effective against real life attacks. Techniques are based on natural and basic movements of the human body so, there is never a long series of moves to memorize.

Our number one goal is to help you discover that there are effective solutions for real assault situations. Personal Safety and Self Defense is about decreasing your risk of attack, while increasing your odds of survival through the logical application of a few basic principles. Let us introduce you to the effective and proven self-defense strategies that can be used to protect yourself and your loved ones from harm.

Self-Defense - vs. - Martial Arts

In the real world, there are no rules when it comes to an attack or defending yourself. The truth is that most traditional martial arts schools do very little to prepare you for real world violence. Techniques are often based on a progressive belt system that is often times useless and outdated. Many of the skills and techniques that are taught use a reactive approach and rely on fine motor skills that usually require years of practice to become proficient.

Most martial arts styles have been designed from a maleís perspective of combat and fail to properly address modern self-defense needs. When it comes to womenís self-defense courses, most traditional schools lack the research and specialized training in how women are victimized. The courses fail to deal with space and boundary concepts in a realistic manner or the dynamics that often occur in sexual assaults or the kinds of attacks women are commonly exposed to. Bottom line, a man will attack a woman differently than he would attack another man.

When it comes right to it, martial arts is more about a life style and many karate schools will use long term contracts in the hopes of you becoming a black belt. This is a great and honorable goal but not totally necessary to defend yourself or your loved ones. Self-defense is more about being smart, the logical application of a few basic principles and using the tools that are readily available to you at any given time.

What Makes Us Different

AZ Defensive Arts offers Women's Self-Defense classes specifically designed for women. We are proud to offer our robust training programs which have been broken down into three separate modules. Each module is designed to target a specific need and age group. Our women's defense classes are unique in that we offer a different approach to defense than the standard Martial Arts, or Karate school.

Our classes are based on research from actual attack victims. We have also matched up the science of the body and mind to create techniques that are simple, effective and emphasize instinctual movements. This is how we ensure that you're not getting a watered down version of a Martial Arts curriculum.

We use our "Adrenaline Response Training System" to give you one of the most realistic training environments in the Phoenix area. We are one of the only schools to offer Full Contact instruction with a padded assailant.

When it comes to protecting you, or your loved-ones, we focus on what works!.

So What Can I Expect From This Training?

Our material is designed to be instinctual, easy to learn, and address the problems we face today. Reality demands practical, no nonsense solutions that can be used by anyone, anytime, anywhere.

Reality-based training is a collective of concepts, skills and techniques based on modern conflict situations that the practitioner is likely to encounter in his or her environment. Reality-based scenarios try to replicate a "real situation" as close as possible, preparing staged environments to bring about an adrenaline response. Adopting this type of training yields more beneficial results than years of mindless sparring in a dojo. It's really quite simple, when attacked, your conscious brain shuts down, your primitive brain takes over and engages the "fight or flight" response. If you have trained in "real event" simulations, your chance of survival is greatly enhanced.

Our Classes Train and Focus On The Following:

- Modern Defense Skills and Techniques:
- Multi-Zone Action Plan:
- Mental Skills and Social Awareness:
- Instinctive or Gross Motor Mechanics:
- Techniques That WORK!:



Have A Plan . . . Most attackers try to catch people off guard to gain an advantage. Running through a couple "What-If" scenarios can often help you stay focused and respond in a way that ruins the plans of your attacker.

Keep It Simple! . . . The reason why our techniques work so effectively is because of their simplicity. There are no complicated, or advanced moves, just simple proven movements that you can readily use in any situation. In order for you to be successful, we knew that our techniques had to be Simple To Learn, Simple to Remember, and Simple To Execute!

Don't be the Victim . . . Studies have shown that the more confident you are, the less likely you are to be preyed upon. Attackers want and often seek out weak, powerless victims.


Well ..... The simple answer is - YOU!
Self-Defense is as much mental as it is physical. So regardless of your age, strength, size, gender or previous experience, we have something for you.

"Taking a Women's Self-Defense Course can help give you the security and peace of mind in knowing that you can dramatically increase the chances of surviving, or avoiding a violent attack. The ability to protect yourself, your friends and your family from dangerous situations is priceless."

So What Are You Waiting For?
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