Women's Only Pepper Spray (WO-PS) One of the most common questions people tend to have is what type of weapon should I carry and when should I carry it. Short answer, always carry a weapon based upon your skills and training. You do not know the time, manner or place where you might fall victim to a violent personal encounter; if you did, you would only train and carry for that specific situation at that specific time. Pepper spray has proven to be an effective weapon that can be carried in most places and during a variety of activities. For this reason we strongly encourage training in its use and believe it should be in everyone's self defense toolbox. This course is 2.5 hours.
According to the U.S. Department of Justice there are over 7 million violent crimes committed each year. A violent crime is defined as rape, sexual assault, domestic violence, robbery, aggravated assault, and simple assault. Even scarier, estimates range as high as 45% of violent crimes go unreported every day. Every 3 seconds someone is violently assaulted. Just since you started reading this paragraph 3-4 people have been victimized.
One of the first things you will learn in the 540 Tactical Defensive Tactics series is that it is always best to be armed in some way at all times. Pepper spray is a great choice due to its effectiveness as well as its ease of carry. It has been said that the most important thing about any weapon is that it acts as a trigger when linked with good situational awareness and attack recognition skills. We happen to agree with this sentiment. When confronted with any dangerous threat the act of employing the weapon automatically triggers heightened awareness and the combatives sequence begins to play out in your mind.
The real question for most women is what type of weapon to carry and when to carry it. Short answer, always carry something as determined by your skills and training. You do not know the time, manner or place of your violent personal encounter; if you did, you would only train and carry for that situation at that specific time.
This course is a combination of classroom and some physical combatives movement training. All physical activity is practiced at your own comfort level.
This course will cover: