I’ve been cornered on a first date and I've felt scared, but I also knew I had the strength to fight back if I had to and the voice to tell my date I wasn’t okay with his actions.
I told him I did not want to kiss him. He responded shocked and sad, which I did not pause to take responsibility for. I simply and firmly told him I was going home and to not follow me.
I was able to be clear and strong because I knew I had other options if he didn’t respect my wishes. I knew I could defend myself.
I'm Alexis Moore Eytinge, an assertiveness coach. I empower women to stand up for themselves.
I coach young women to be confident by helping them build support networks, set relationship boundaries, use self-defense techniques, practice intuition sensitivity, and safety plan. I have a coaching certification from the International Coaching Federation after training at Coach Training World in 2015. I coach young women one-on-one, facilitate groups, and teach workshops. I also work with women's crisis organizations and police bureaus on violence prevention and self-defense programs for young women and girls.
This online self-defense course is a series of twenty-eight two-minute videos to create everyday physical confidence and stay safe in attacker situations.
You will learn
To Target Vulnerable Areas
Hand Strikes and Kicks
Wrist Grab Escapes, and
The videos prioritize creating space and time to escape with the least effort. You will learn many options for different situations so that you can get away safely.
Key benefits from this course are knowing
how to execute the moves,
how to keep yourself safe while performing them, and
where to hit your attacker to disable them so that you can get away.
Protecting yourself means keeping yourself safe. Hopefully, you'll never need any of these moves, but having them will bring you confidence and in the rare occasion you are in physical danger, you'll be able to defend yourself.
I know where to kick 'em now. It's not the balls—it's the knee. The balls might hurt, but the knee will take him out.
I feel more confident. I'm more adequately prepared to face the problems that come my way because I'm better equipped with the knowledge and methods for dealing with them, how to defend myself from an attack and how to better ensure my own safety and privacy by taking certain measures when interacting with people.
Before I felt like I was the victim of any situation I might’ve found myself in. Alexis taught me to take control. I didn’t have to feel guilty for not wanting someone’s attention. I can decide who I spend my time with and how. I know I can defend myself.
Who is this class for?
Do I need to be strong or fit? Will I be able to do this?
Do I need special clothing or a workout space?
Does self-defense prevent violence?
Why not just carry a gun or pepper spray?
Make decisions based on desire not fear.