Welcome to Phoenix, formerly known as GOTAC!
Self-defense is so much more
than learning how to hit and fight back!
Although learning how to defend ourselves physically is important, our capacity to keep ourselves safe begins within, through our ability to confidently assert ourselves in all circumstances, define and enforce our limits respectfully yet firmly, be aware of potential dangers in order to avoid them, and to stand strong and be true to ourselves, always.
That is self-empowerment.
We know how physical self-defense can seem aggressive--most of us don't want to be violent at all and forcing ourselves into someone's space and hitting them back, even though justified, goes against everything we believe in... And, let's be honest, fighting back can be an extremely scary thought...
However, consider the following...
Studies show that by fighting back
verbally and/or physically, we are up to 91% more likely to avoid experiencing rape...
Learning to defend ourselves physically is NOT about fueling aggression...
- It is about giving ourselves the tools to resolutely keep us and those we love safe
- The more experience we have, the more confidence we have in our skills
- That confidence projects as strength, the number one deterrent to violence
- Knowing we can respond, and have choices as to how we respond, is what brings us peaceful calm and awareness in our every day lives
Women's Self-Defense Classes
will we learn to actually defend ourselves?"
Although the key to self-defense is self-empowerment,
developing our capacity to defend ourselves physically considerably boost our self-confidence!
In our classes, you will...
- Develop and strengthen your self-confidence, your capacity to assert and repect yourself, to communicate clearly, to be calm and detached and to take your power back, in all circumstances
- Learn the most efficient striking and evasion techniques, that are easy to integrate and replicate
- Learn how to protect and defend yourself in all types of situations such as standing or ground altercations, in the street or in small spaces...
- Learn to get passed your inhibition to hit back in order to deliver maximum impact counter-attacks with minimum force
- Replace the freeze reflex with a continuous, deliberate and resolute counter-attack untill you can ensure your safety and that of your loved ones
- See how you can be both compassionate and firm , caring and powerful, peaceful and fierce
- Integrate, beyond combat skills, a complete arsenal of preventive and tactical measures in order to reach the ultimate goal:
Avoid / Manage all physical and psychological altercations with calm, confidence and determination
Self-Respect and Self-Empowerment are at the very CORE of all our classes
Each participant is constantly encouraged to push themselves all the while
respecting their limits.
Mondays - 5 to 6pm
Wednesdays - 5:30 to 6:30pm
Come to as many classes as you wish each week!
Try out our classes anytime to check out our environment, what we teach and our crew. You'll see, we train hard, learn tons and have fun doing it!
Our classes are ongoing thoughout the year so you can join classes whenever suits you best!
Private Coaching & Classes
COACHING & TRAINING
We have all lived events that have forced us to survive in some way or another. We have learned to push through, be tough and never complain. And then, the armour we built for ourselves starts to wither and, at the same time, we want more out of life--we feel restless, joyless, aimless, even lifeless? We aren't achieving (or even setting) goals. and even at times feel depressed or disconnected from ourselves. Although we want to get out of our funk and be our dynamic selves, we just don't know how or where to begin.
That's where we come in--no matter what motivates you to move forward, we will absolutely help you become the strongest, most empowered and serene version of yourself. We will provide you with the insight and knowledge you need and find together the best tools and strategies for your self-empowerment.
Contact us to see how we can
make a difference!
EVENTS & PROGRAMS
Getting Stronger, Together
We are so very grateful for the opportunities we have had to work with different organisations in the creation of programs specifically designed to meet their objectives and would be delighted to do the same for you!
We offer unmatched flexibility and variety in terms of content and ensure that topics take into account the fundamentals and are adapted to the needs and wants of your members while planning and during workshops. Everything is possible!
Whether you are a non-profit looking to cater to the needs of your members, a company wanting to keep your employees safe or provide an activity with punch (!) or whether you are a group of friends wanting to share an awesome activity together, we would love to create your event with you!
Let us know what you are looking for
& we will make it happen!
INSIGHTS & BLOGS!
in the Face of Charity-Intrusion
A story about how even charity fundraising can be predatory and how, no matter how off guard we may be, we can always take our power back.
Femme qui défend (efficacement?) son cellulaire!
Un de mes clips préférés, une jeune femme sur son cell se le fait piquer. Elle réagit promptement, contre-attaque avec férocité et détermination, met le voleur au sol et récupère son cell... Elle est absolument géniale par ailleurs, certaines attentions doivent être portées...
Some blogs are in French, some are in English...
It all depends on the inspiration of the moment!