Women’s Self Defense Certificate

Program Designed For: Women 13 years or older
Learn and Test: 45 techniques
Program Length: 12-24 months

The NextGen Women’s Self Defense certificate is an in-depth system designed to teach women to overcome a much stronger male attacker with intelligence. The techniques derive from Jiu-Jitsu and Kickboxing.

What will you learn?

Upon successful completion of this certification program, the student will:

  • Be able to escape a male attacker.
  • Possess a self-defense mindset.
  • Be able to fight.
  • Be able to stop a rapist.
  • Be more confident.


The program takes 12 – 24 months to complete. When ready, the student will schedule a day to test for certification (approximately 2hrs) and pay a $50 testing fee. To pass, the student must achieve a score no less than 90%. In the unlikely event the student scores below passing, she must wait at least 7 days to re-test. Upon successful completion, the student will receive an official NextGen Women’s Self Defense Certificate. The following are the 10 focus areas of the NextGen Women’s Self Defense certification system:



Sexual violence is common; 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men experienced sexual violence involving physical contact during their lifetimes, according to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In this class, you will learn escapes and counter measures for various rape attacks.


Kidnapping and human trafficking is a heart-wrenching reality in the United States and abroad. According to the FBI, in 2018 there were 424,066 NCIC entries for missing children. A study from the United Nations’ International Labor Organization estimated 3.8 million adults and 1 million children were victims of forced sexual exploitation in 2016 around the world, according to USA Today. Our anti-kidnapping classes teach women how to stop a man from overpowering and forcibly taking them.


If you are afraid of being grabbed and controlled, this class is perfect for you! You will learn to escape all forms of bearhugs with relative ease. Gain peace of mind by learning counters to a common attack.


Choking assaults are very widespread, particularly against women and girls. In this section, the student will learn to escape and apply various chokes as a means of controlling or stopping a male attacker.


One of the keys to victory in an assault is learning realistic methods of control through the application of principles taught in the eight classes on large-attacker-control concepts.


Headlocks are dangerous and common forms of assault. The four lessons covering headlock escapes are easy to learn. The fear of being trapped in a headlock will soon become a distant memory.


Joint manipulation is an essential aspect of any useful self-defense system. Through the application of various joint locks taught in this system, the student will gain an advantage over her attacker. 


With a heavy attacker mounted on top of you, with the objective of punching you unconscious, having highly effective defenses can prove lifesaving. The mount escape classes will teach the student time-tested ways of escaping the bottom of the mount.  


Understanding the principles of leverage and off-balancing is most important in grounding a powerful person.


These classes further cover a broad spectrum of combat arts necessary in developing a well-rounded martial artist. This section covers: Western Boxing, Kenpo Karate, and Dirty Boxing.