Women’s Self Defense Empowerment Workshop

Our Women’s Empowerment Workshop focuses on rape prevention techniques and tactics; gain self confidence, while learning situational awareness -recognizing danger cues when signs are given and also how to defend yourself when cues aren’t given. Learn necessary skills to stay safe in our ever changing and sometimes violent world.

Workshops are led by Retired Sgt John Riddle and Leigh Garczynski, both who are knowledgeable and certified in their discipline. Personal experiences as well as over 30 years training in martial arts, self defense, and fitness, have empowered them with the necessary skills to share survival skills in the hopes of helping to prevent women from becoming a statistic.

Prepare yourself to be challenged both mentally and physically, to find your inner strength, and to walk away with a sense of self-empowerment.

**Approximately 181 violent crimes are committed in Boca Raton each year. Boca Raton’s crime index is 25 out of 100, with 100 being the safest. *Source: NeighborhoodScout.com

Training Schedule


PSDS Training Facilities

1000 NW 1st Ave. #5&6

Boca Raton, FL 33432

$59 per person per workshop

Saturday, May 12, 2018 I 2 pm to 5 pm

Course Description:

-how to respond both mentally and physically in a time of need;
-how and where attacks commonly take place;
-how to apply verbal and body language skills to help prevent an attack;
-how to safely & effectively defend against an attacker: strikes, elbows, knees, kicks;
-how to defend from worst case scenarios: such as -being choked, in a bear hug; on the ground, in a small close quarter environment (bedroom/office/car); in a parking lot;
-how to take techniques learned and apply them during hands-on training in various scenarios in our simulated training house.

Creating realism and adrenal response, self defense techniques will be practiced using full-contact against heavily padded attackers (trained role players). This type of learning helps to create “automatic” reactions.

In the News: Violent Crew Targeting Women

Police in Broward County are warning about a violent crew that are ambushing women at shopping centers. Women were beaten and sprayed with pepper spray in Plantation, Fort Lauderdale and Dania Beach. The thieves are after purses and electronics. The crew even followed some women to their homes, where police say they stole their cars.

This is exactly the kind of scenario that we teach you to respond and defend against!

Click here for the full article and video.

Police: Violent crew targeting women

In the News: Jogger Fights Back After Terrifying Assault

A jogger in Washington state used moves she just learned in self-defense class to save her own life when she was attacked while on a run. Herron was four miles into a 10-mile run in a popular Seattle park when she stopped to use a public restroom.

Click here for the Full Article or click below to watch the news story.