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Introduction to Self Defense (FLEX)

Keep yourself safe and survive - learning at your own pace!
Randi-lee Bowslaugh
40 total reviews for this teacher
2 reviews for this class
Completed by 34 learners
No live meetings
Over 4 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per week

How does aFlexible Schedulecourse work?

No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat

Available Times

Pacific Time

Wed Aug 17

Aug 17 - Sep 7 (4 weeks)
Flexible Time

Wed Aug 31

Aug 31 - Sep 21 (4 weeks)
Flexible Time
Don't see a time that works for you?


Class Experience

Breakdown of Lessons:
Day 1: introduction to self-defense, personal safety, awareness techniques (this lesson is the longest lecture)
Day 2: defining your space, using verbal self-defense, protective stance and the beginnings of physical self-defense
Day 3: learning/practicing to use elbows and kicks for self-defense
Day 4: learning/practicing to break holds
I am a competitive kickboxer and fitness coach; where self-defense is one of the skills that I teach. I have been coaching kickboxing for 4 years and during that time ran self-defense seminars throughout the year. 
As a mother I want to know that my children will be able to protect themselves if something was to happen and to learn to be aware of surroundings so that they stay safe. 
All worksheets will be posted on the classroom page. A safe open area is essential to practice the techniques.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
No live meetings, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
When discussing the myths or reasons why self-defense may be used there may be sensitive topics that come up (e.g. if a student shares a story about being bullied or news report relevant to the topic that the class wants to discuss). Self-defense is typically used to escape from a predator so the scenarios may include thinking about what an attacker might look like; however I do try to ensure that any stories or information that is given is always kept within the classroom and all students are treated with respect.

Please be aware that there are always risk of injuries whenever there is physical activity required. To avoid injury students need to warm-up and stretch and ensure that they are doing the techniques correctly the way the teacher teaches.


Randi-lee BowslaughKickboxer, Coach, Author, Speaker
40 total reviews
101 completed classes

About Me

Randi-Lee is from Welland, ON in Canada and has always had a passion for helping others. She was in social services for 6 years until she left to pursue her other passions. In 2017 Randi published her first book which is about mental health... 
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