Women’s Programs

Our women’s self-defense course is personalized for the safety of each student with small class sizes and low student to teacher ratios. We ensure that the best self-defense training is achieved. Techniques and scenarios are applied in a manner that works at each student’s physical and emotional capabilities. We strive to maintain a safe and supportive setting. Our comprehensive course is progressively taught during a single weekend, or it may be split into two consecutive weekend days. We have found the two day full weekend personal defense classes to be very effective for women, especially those with busy schedules. Committing to one weekend can be more convenient than struggling with the day to day requirements of work, family, school, and other responsibilities.

  • Day One covers the five principles of women’s self-defense to include awareness strategies taking into account the behavioral patterns of criminals, dynamics of sex crimes, situational recognition, personal behavioral assessment, methods to identify vulnerability, countermeasures available, and more. The achieved goal is student psychological preparation to reduce inhibitions that improve the fighting spirit. The foundation of physical skills is established in preparation for locking the skills into muscle memory.
  • Day Two covers defense against a single unarmed assailant from positions derived from research. We apply the knowledge of predator typologies into fighting strategies and tactics to include vocalization, assertiveness, boundary setting, verbal negotiation, identification of predator weaknesses and how to use weaknesses and strengths for option selection and application, self-evaluation, realistic physical skill development during realistic full-force rape defense scenarios. Only when touching all the senses will education and training result in lasting attitude changes. Empowerment is achieved in a variety of aspects by the end of the day. The progressive teaching strategies naturally develop effective free flow fighting skills and foster the fighting spirit for rape defense and crime prevention.

The Basic Women’s Self-Defense Course is a comprehensive course teaching students how to use their strengths against an assailant’s mental and physical weaknesses, solve personal safety concerns related to fear of being attacked, street crimes, dating and domestic violence.

Each course is specific to the types of attacks women are commonly confronted. Each workshop covers information relative to establishing the context in which the skills would be best applied and developing the mindset to use the skills most effectively.


“The staff at All Heart Academy is very professional. My experiences have been nothing but positive.

Anytime I had to call or needed to talk to the instructor with any concerns it’s been a very positive

experience. I would highly recommend All Heart Academy. I would recommend the self-defense course.

It was great and I feel so much safer now.”

Audrey S
Hamilton, NJ


The instructors at All Heart are fantastic, they are very positive, very encouraging, they expect a lot but

they are also know our limitations. The staff is very easy to work with and they are very friendly and very

helpful. My daughter seems much more confident in what she does. This course was great. She’s more

self-assured of an individual, a leader rather than a follower.”

Debbie C
Robbinsville, NJ