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Girls Fight Back

The world renowned personal safety and empowerment self-defense seminar for women & girls!

Students Fight Back

Students of all genders can benefit from learning the basics of personal safety & self-defense!

The Awkward Hug

Learn how to handle awkward encounters with people you know in an empowered, respectful and socially acceptable way!

Yes I'm Hiking Solo

Learn some simple badass self-defense skills to feel safe wherever the outdoors or your travels take you.

Boundaries for Personal Empowerment

Feel confident setting boundaries and claiming your personal power.

S.A.V.E.

Safety, Assertiveness, Violence Prevention and Empowerment (S.A.V.E.)

Hands-On Safety Workshop Live

Practice simple self-defense techniques with the addition of hitting strike pads.

Small Group Self-Defense Class

Learn & practice a variety of physical self-defense techniques in a small group setting.  Available as a single class or 3hr series.

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"I love that her skills are so simple, effective, and practical, and can be applied even if you don’t have a self defense background."

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Girls Fight Back

College, K-12, Private groups, Advocates, Conferences, & More

Girls Fight Back was born in direct response to the June 2001 murder of a dynamic, athletic, and loved college student named Shannon McNamara. After Shannon’s death, her friend and sorority sister, Erin Weed, realized the need for practical and empowering options for young women to learn violence prevention and self-defense. Nicole Snell took over the program in 2020 and is continuing the mission of teaching women everywhere how to be their own best protector.

The Girls Fight Back seminar is designed to be a safe space for women/girls and those who identify as women/girls to learn about self defense. It combines core values, a fun and empowering attitude, and the best safety and self-defense methods available. You are worth fighting for!

The program is 75 minutes + Q&A and includes these key components:

  • Using your intuition

  • Safety strategies – awareness, eye contact, verbal boundaries

  • Recognizing tools of manipulation

  • How to be an active bystander and a supportive ally

  • The definition of consent

  • How to support a survivor

  • How to set boundaries that work for you

  • Verbal de-escalation skills

  • The basics of self-defense in our Badass Basics

  • Plus a review of improvised weapons, ground fighting, and how to sign up for a full-contact adrenaline based self-defense course near you!

 
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Students Fight Back

College, K-12, Private groups, Advocates, Conferences

Students Fight Back is gender inclusive and Title IX compliant.  I believe that people of all genders can benefit from learning personal safety and self-defense skills. And when we all come together to be active bystanders, we can create safer communities.

The program is 75 minutes + Q&A and includes these key components:

  • Using your intuition

  • Safety strategies – awareness, eye contact, verbal boundaries

  • Recognizing tools of manipulation

  • How to be an active bystander and a supportive ally

  • The definition of consent

  • How to support a survivor

  • How to set boundaries that work for you

  • Verbal de-escalation skills

  • The basics of self-defense in our Badass Basics

  • Plus a review of improvised weapons, ground fighting, and how to sign up for a full-contact adrenaline based self-defense course near you!

 
 
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The Awkward Hug

College, K-12, Corporate, Military, Private Groups, Conferences

Have you ever participated in unwanted conversations, hugging, kissing, other physical contact or even … relationships? Want to know how to handle awkward encounters with people you know in an empowered, respectful and socially acceptable way?

 

Setting personal boundaries that work for us is essential to living a healthy, happy and empowered life. The tools we will learn can be used every day and the practice of them can ultimately lead to forming stronger relationships in our work, romantic and friendly interactions, along with helping us feel more confident in our day to day social exchanges.

 

Join us for an interactive workshop designed to fine tune your intuition, help you learn to set boundaries and use your voice and take full control of your choices.

The program is 60-75 minutes + Q&A and is ideal for groups from 10 to 80 people.

Yes I'm Hiking Solo

College, K-12, Corporate, Military, Private Groups, Conferences

Ever been worried about your safety when hiking solo? Do you want to feel confident and independent venturing out on your own? Have you been wanting to learn some badass simple and effective self-defense moves? Then join me as I share self-defense strategies to empower you to feel more confident about exploring the outdoors or wherever your adventure takes you.

The program is 60-75 minutes + Q&A.

 
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Boundaries for Personal Empowerment

College, Military, Corporate, Private groups, Advocates, Conferences, High School

This interactive program is designed for any group that wants to feel confident setting boundaries in professional and personal settings.  We discuss the importance of speaking up for your needs, trusting your intuition, and using clear, assertive communication. It will provide tools to help you recognize manipulative behavior as well as feel better equipped to be an active bystander. The goal is to enable you to confidently enforce your boundaries in direct and respectful ways.

This program is 60min + Q&A and can be customized to fit a variety of corporate needs.

 
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S.A.V.E.

Corporate, Military, Realtors, Private groups, Advocates, Conferences

Safety, Assertiveness, Violence Prevention, Empowerment (S.A.V.E.) is designed for companies, businesses, or any non-student group that wants to empower their community and employees with personal safety tools, discussions on how to avoid unwanted social interactions with colleagues and co-workers and how to use verbal strategies to avoid confrontations. We will address the importance of intuition and awareness when managing our safety, and how to be an active bystander for others. The program can include discussion and practice with physical self-defense techniques.

 

This program is 60min + Q&A and can be customized to fit a variety of corporate needs.

 
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Hands-On Safety Workshop

College, K-12, Corporate, Realtors, Private Groups, Conferences

This workshop, offers small groups some hands-on self-defense instruction through the use of strike pads in collaboration with IMPACT Personal Safety.  This workshop address the basics of personal safety and physical self-defense skills and participants practice the skills through body movement and hitting strike pads using the techniques we teach.

The program is 60-75 minutes + Q&A.

 
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Small Group Self-Defense Class

College, K-12, Corporate, Outdoor Groups, Realtors, Law Offices, Sales, Private Groups

This 60min self-defense workshop offers individuals and small groups some detailed physical self-defense instruction led by Nicole in collaboration with IMPACT Personal Safety.  We'll cover several practical self-defense techniques and movements: confrontations, ground fights, and simple grabs. Participants will practice the skills live, whether this is set as a virtual or in-person training.

The class is available as a 1hr single class or (3) 1 hr class series.

 

Not sure which program is for you?

Let's discuss your needs!

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"Her enthusiasm and her warmth are contagious; students invariably come out of her classes feeling stronger, happier, and more confident than when they came in. Nicole makes self-defense training fun as well as informative."