Krav Maga / Women's Self Defense

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Women’s Self Defense in Libertyville Illinois

Self defense for Women is extremely important as unfortunately, statistics show that all women are good candidates for violent crime at some point in their lives. When a woman’s safety is in danger, defending herself through Awareness, Preparation, De-Escalation, Avoidance and Fighting Back is the most ethical decision she can make for herself and her family.

But there is much more to it than just physical self-defense.

According to the National Institute of Justice, roughly 20 percent of female assault victims are assaulted by a domestic partner. More than 80 percent of rapes are perpetrated by a person that the victim knows. At The Northshore Academy of Martial Arts, Our Women’s self-defense classes are about much more than learning to beat up a stranger in a dark alley.

We Take Women’s Self Defense Seriously!

Our Women’s Self Defense Course was developed to provide woman with the necessary skills to defend themselves and their families… physically and mentally. We focus on extreme education, promoting awareness, building self-esteem while giving women both the physical and mental tools they need to detect, avoid and escape potentially violent situations.

Our Women’s Self Defense Class is an ongoing program with no athletic or fitness experience required. Classes are taught by Guro Marc Halleck and U.S. Navy Veteran Sensei Jeff Morris.

What You Will Learn in our Libertyville Women’s Self Defense Program

We focus on hardcore physical self-defense techniques… but we also work with you on many other common criminal predatory scenarios including:

  • Protecting your Child
  • Public Event and Transportation
  • Awareness
  • When Going on Vacation
  • ATM and Banking Security
  • Vehicle and Parking security
  • Avoiding Crimes when Parking
  • Safety while your Child’s Alone
  • Home Security Tips
  • Rape and Sexual Assault Prevention
  • Hotel and Traveling Awareness
  • Identity Theft and Personal Information
  • Safety
  • Party Safety & Date Rape Precautions
  • Violent Crime Scenarios – Rape, Assault, Robbery
  • Common Sense Street Safety
  • Bogus Phone Calls and Harrasment
  • Burglary Prevention – Residential & Commercial
  • Staying Safe During the Holidays
  • Carjacking Tips
  • Charity Fraud Techniques
  • Con Artists
  • Holdup Prevention
  • Jogging and Playground Awareness
  • Personal Protection Items
  • Confronting Danger
  • Tips for Avoiding Crime
  • Property Marking
  • Facebook and Internet Security


The Best in Libertyville Women’s Self Defense… Since 1997.

Real Estate Representative Self Defense Workshops

Real estate agents often are alone. The potential buyer is quite often unknown and a complete stranger. Real estate agents show empty houses with no one else around except for the potential buyer.  Thinking about your own safety and how you would get out of a bad situation should be part of your everyday checklist. You need to think about Real Estate Self Defense so you can stay safe with Preparation, Awareness and Self-Defense and Self Protection.

High School and College Bound Women's Self Defense

The foundation for all techniques lies in lower-body mechanics.  We will work with to refine your “ready” or “fight” stance while your hips work as the primary movers for generating force. Hips and Shoulders move in one coordinated movement, maximizing force generation.

We’ll work with you to develop your Body Mechanics, Stance and Footwork that is suited to your style, your skills, and your abilities

Stranger Danger! Girls Self Defense for Elementary Age Girls

While Sparring is limited to those who wish to spar, but is relative to good, practical self-defense experience… Striking is of the utmost importance.  

Boxing, Kickboxing and Muay Thai strikes are a focus in most of our Martial Arts Programs. We will help you establish good techniques while utilizing hands, elbows, knees and legs to throw strikes.

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Rank Certified Martial Arts and Self-Defense

The instructors at The Northshore Academy of Martial Arts have trained for many years to make sure everything we teach is reality based. We’ve trained under some of the best martial artists in the world and are dedicated to staying on the cutting-edge of REALISTIC martial arts training – for ourselves and for you!

Self-Confidence and Self-Esteem

Many times when we think about the benefits of martial arts – self-esteem, respect, self-discipline and focus – we generally associate them with children and not adults. The reality is that our martial arts programs have the same benefits for kids and adults alike. At The Northshore Academy of Martial Arts, we believe all levels of martial arts are built upon the same philosophy …and… Nothing can take the place of the security in knowing that you can defend yourself should the need ever arise.

Improved Mental Focus & Increased Energy

Martial arts at The Northshore Academy of Martial Arts means much more than just self-defense. It also builds mental focus. Our Kickboxing Classes will help you maintain control over yourself and your environment. It teaches you to handle emotions, stay calm, be persistent and provides you with the tools and willpower you need to stay focused. The physical activity derived from our curriculum will help you find reserves of energy you didn’t realize you had. Through the discipline of our Libertyville Kickboxing Program, you will learn to channel that energy into productivity at home… and in the workplace.

Strength, Conditioning and Endurance Training

Martial Arts… It’s not just for fighting: new research published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine shows that people in their 30′s, 40′s and 50′s who regularly practice martial arts demonstrate astounding levels of physical fitness in comparison to people the same age who don’t exercise at all. The study subjects who practiced martial arts had 12% less body fat, were able to do twice as many sit-ups, had enhanced flexibility and leg strength, demonstrated a stronger immune system and showed greatly improved balance.

Full Body Flexibility, Balance & Coordination

These are some of the most overlooked benefits of our Kickboxing Program in Libertyville. At The Northshore Academy of Martial Arts, you will achieve greater flexibility of your muscles, joints and ligaments. Flexibility is a positive “Double Edged Sword” with improvement to your posture and an enhancement to your ability to move through a full body range of motion. These Martial Arts benefits will also help you age in a healthier way while improving the overall quality of your life.

Weight Loss and Weight Management

Because of the greater intensity in the strikes and kicks of our Martial Arts Programs, you will be subjecting your body to more aggressive movements. This results in intense calorie burning… which then results in natural weight loss and an improvement in overall physical and mental health. Our Martial arts classes will teach you to practice your set of movements until you have the correct form down pat. This kind of mental focus and discipline can easily be carried over into forming the mental toughness you need to push yourself… while achieving your weight loss goals at the same time.

Reduced Anxiety and Stress Levels

Feeling stressed out? No need to look beyond our Jeet Kune Do Program! Psychologists have found positive correlations between training in Martial Arts and lower levels of hostility, aggression …and better yet… higher levels of self-esteem and positive mental attitudes compared to any other sport. At The Northshore Academy of Martial Arts, we understand that cutting stress and learning to handle yourself both physically and mentally are important benefits that you can take advantage of in your everyday life.

Personal Attention & Having Fun

At The Northshore Academy of Martial Arts, We know the impact a good instructor can have on a student. Our Rank Certified Instructors are experienced, patient, enthusiastic, and teach with a perfect blend of discipline and fun. With up to 5 Instructors on the floor during any given class, every student receives the personal attention they deserve.  Keeping students interested in their Kickboxing Program training requires an element of fun. Traditionalists are usually only concerned with the discipline and structure of their training, but incorporating fun involving proper techniques will add to the value of training and keep students hungry to improve themselves even more.

Get Started In Our Libertyville Women’s Self Defense Program Today!

We encourage you to take advantage of our family discounts and free trial period…Try us out while meeting friendly staff, parents and students. Click here to get started with your free week trial period. If you have any questions about our programs, Please feel free to contact us at 847.573.1672. Thank you for your interest in The Northshore Academy of Martial Arts… We look forward to hearing from you!.



    Northshore Academy of Martial Arts
    281 Peterson Road
    Libertyville, Illinois 60048


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