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Personal Safety Strategies for College Bound Students


Let our seasoned, personal protection expert guide prospective college students through defensive strategies designed to help safely navigate those precious college years. Prepare for a journey filled with new experiences and new surroundings. As a college student, you will be living, studying and navigating new campuses, especially after hours.  Equipping yourself with easy-to-apply defensive tactics in addition to personal awareness, assertiveness and verbal confrontational skills will be as important as any college orientation.  Approach the college experience knowing you have the knowledge and skills acquired through this hands-on approach to personal safety. *Please note:  Current high school students, 16-18, need to complete a concurrent enrollment form. Contact the Corporate and Continuing Education Customer Service area for the form prior to enrolling.



  1. Identify potentially threatening situations and persons
  2. Escaping from front and rear grabs, holds and chokes
  3. Defending against common punches, slaps, etc. by using your body parts as natural weapons; elbows, knees, hands and feet


Personal Awareness

  • Controlling fear factors and stress reactions
  • Verbal assertiveness as the first line of defense
  • Confident carriage; moving with a purpose
  • Safety in numbers

How leverage can be used to gain control against larger opponents

  • Defend against rear bear hugs
  • Front hugs and chokes
  • Headlocks and common grabs
  • Practice learned techniques to role play in simulated attack situations

Use of elbows, knees, hands and feet as natural weapons to stop an attack

  • Controls, joint manipulations and locks


None; class is suggested for college bound students wanting to increase their personal safety awareness

Method of Instruction

Lecture, demonstrations, hands-on practice and reaction drills

Role play simulations to ward off a potential attack

Reinforcement of defensive skills and verbal confrontations

Q & A


Class attendance and participation