Fear is not your enemy. Allow us to take you into the zone...for a different relationship with your fear. You will be more in tune with your instincts and intuition. Learn basic powerful self defense skills. Get intimate insights into your psyche under survival response conditioning.
Adult basic survival conditioning for Women. This should be a required course for young women before leaving home to go live on your own. Learn about self defense law, when and how to protect yourself before you need it. Empowerment comesfrom knowing through experience - we give it to you full force.
Fun classes taught to encourage serious safety-mindedness. Playing is a naturalmedium for preparing children on how to help themselves in critical situations.
ADVANCED SAFETY SEMINARS
Courage Quest grads and other trained specialists can look forward to advancedtopics such as firearm safety, blunt and edged weapons, crowd dynamics and muchmore. Watch for announcements or Contact Us (below) about your special needs.
An efficient, strike-based style combined from the best of several disciplinesmastered by Tatsuo Shimabuku of Okinawan fame. Steve Armstong, himself twice a black belted martialartist, became one of Shimabuku's top students and broughtIsshinryu to the Pacific Northwest. Following in that strict standard of excellence, Bill Kortenbach leads the way instilling a love of the art and the requisite discipline to his students in the dojo at Safety First.
Time-tested warrior arts of the Philippines. Escrima is the general term given to theFilipino stick fighting discipline, which has variations in stick length and thereforeranges, in the applications of edged weapons and hand-to-hand techniques.
2550 Yakima Ave S #B, Tacoma WA 98405 (corner of Yakima and 27th Street)
3 Levels of free parking with additional street parking
Approx. 900 sq ft of dedicated mat space
4 standing bags, will be adding hanging bags, silent fighter
Focus pads, kick pads, body shields, some sparring gear available
Dressing Room, Weight Room, Long Mirrored Wall
Audio/Visual System, DVD Player, Large Projection Screen
Workout area is available for rent at an hourly, half day or full day rate during off hours and weekends when not in use.
Safety First PPS is a Washington Nonprofit Corp and a 501c3 Public Charity.
MISSION: To empower men, women and children by teaching them to use their innate strengths, improving their ability to escape from abusive situations or threat of attack.
VISION: An ever growing number of our neighbors will be able to live a more confident and safer life; who can then champion positive changes within their own families and communities.
GOALS: To work with local gyms, schools and community organizations to develop a broader base for reaching out to people who are at risk. We will nurture a strong corps of volunteers of empowered women, men and teen mentors, to further our mission.