Thursday, July 29, 2010


Have you ever realized with perfect clarity you are alone with a stranger in a vacant house? I have and it is quite the uncomfortable feeling.

In a National Association of Realtors safety survey of Realtors, 67% have experienced safety concerns, incidents, or other harassing situations while working. The majority of issues involve open houses or vacant properties.

With a background as a real estate appraiser and realtor, I am uniquely familiar with the world of real estate and the potential threats women Realtors face while doing their job. That is why I have developed a specialized Fight Like a Girl seminar geared towards Realtors, in particular; but also for individuals who frequently work around, in or with vacant houses or travel to strange houses for their jobs (appraisers, meter readers, home inspectors, interior designers, dog trainers and the list goes on.). In addition to learning the awesomeness that is the FLAG program, you will also get safety tips and strategies for showing houses, touring vacant houses, working model home complexes and visiting strange houses. Give me a call for more information and to register for the Realtor based self-defense seminar.

Thursday, July 15, 2010


Congratulations to all the graduates on Sunday July 11, 2010 from the FLAG and GOG classes. Both classes were loads of fun and everyone did a fantastic job. My favorite quote from the day: "I feel strong!" Well done ladies!

Monday, July 5, 2010


We are offering 2 (count them 2!) seminars on Sunday, July 11th. From 10 AM - 1 PM we will be holding the Fight Like a Girl module seminar and from 2 PM - 5 PM we will be offering the Girls on Guard seminar. Participants will learn something different in each class, though they compliment each other.

The fee is $40.00 for each class. A $5.00 discount will be given to returning students, if you bring someone with you or you are taking both seminars! I personally recommend taking both seminars.

Participants will get to practice what they learn on the only male in attendance, the co-instructor, who will be wearing a (very) thick padded suit. Come join us in our women's self-defense seminar. Taught by a woman, for women.


And now a message from:

Sexual Assault of Women, Prevention Efforts and Risk Factors, Ingrid Sochting, Richmond Hospital, and Nichole Rairbrother and William J Koch, University of British Comlubia Hospital, Violence Against Women, Vol. 10, No. 1, January 2004 p 73-93

“Anecdotal evidence suggests that women trained in self-defense are three times less likely to be raped.”

“…forceful physical resistance, forceful verbal resistance, and fleeing have consistently been found to be the most effective (in preventing rape completion), whereas non-forceful verbal resistance has been related to rape completion.”

“Although some authors have found a link between forceful resistance and an increased risk for injury, others have not. It is noteworthy that the injuries stemming from resistance tend to be minor, that is, cuts and bruises. Only 4% of the women in the study suffered major injuries, such as broken bones. Similarly, only 3% of rape victims in their study required overnight hospitalization, and they concluded that the risk for serious injury during a sexual assault is not high. However, crimes with fatal outcomes were not considered in their data set. Knowing that injury in the form of a completed rape is likely in the absence of any resistance; we can with greater confidence advocate resistance in sexual assaults.”