The Self-Defense Awareness and Fight Education (S.A.F.E.) a program of realistic, self-defense tactics and techniques. It is a comprehensive course for women. It begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training.
S.A.F.E. is not a martial arts program. The course is taught by certified S.A.F.E. instructors and provides a workbook/reference manual. The growing, widespread acceptance of this system is primarily due to the ease, simplicity and effectiveness of our tactics, solid research, and unique teaching methodology. Our system of realistic defense will provide a woman with the knowledge to make an educated decision about resistance.
“Your mind-set is your primary weapon”- Jeff Cooper
No, S.A.F.E. is open to all women.
No, OVPD offers the class to you free of charge.
Yes there is a minimum age. Ages 15-17 can participate with signed parental consent form. Ages 18 and up have no restrictions.
No, although class is an informal setting we ask that participants respect the fact that former victims may be in your class and certain discussions or tactics used may initiate unexpected responses and feelings.
Yes, you are permitted to attend but not participate in any physical activity you are not comfortable with. Injuries are managed the same way. In order to participate, it is asked that you have medical clearance for all recent/current injuries.
With the exception of our male instructors, there are absolutely no males permitted in the classes or class areas.
Yes. Each session covers different material, so please ensure you are able to commit to all 3 sessions.
Participants should wear comfortable workout type attire with athletic/tennis shoes; no sandals or flip flops please. Please bring water. Snacks and food are allowed.
“The essential thing is to bear always in mind that trouble can appear at any time. Be aware. Be ready. Be alert.” - Jeff Cooper
For more information please contact the Oro Valley Police Department Community Resource Unit at (520) 229-5080.