I train in the Martial Arts, for self-defense, to protect myself, my family, my friends, only.

Herb Blue's Total Self Defense LLC 

Women's Self Defense


Frequently asked questions


Why take a self-defense class?


How much does it cost?


How many women are at an event?


Are men involved?


Is there a self defense class for kids?


How can I keep my skills once I've completed the basic course? 

Why take a self-defense class?

Everyone has their own reason for taking self-defense. Some want to be able to defend themselves in case of an attack. Some have already been attacked and want to prevent a future attack.  Whatever the initial reasons are, you will also gain the following life skills in these workshops:


    • Confidence
    • Prioritization
    • Decision Making 
    • Mental Toughness
    • Being in Action

How much does it cost?

The cost for the Basic Workshop is $25 per participant and includes a self-defense tool.  The Intermediate and Advanced Workshop is $40 per participant.  (prices subject to change)

They are a reduced rate for our members, but you do not need to be a member of the martial arts school to attend.

How many women are at an event?

Each Workshop works best with 10 - 25 women.

Are men involved?

The participants for Women's Self Defense are all women.  We can do a separate class for men if need be.  Some of our instructors are men, they are there to help.  

What age groups can attend?

Self defense classes are for Women 13 years and older, here's a few reasons why:


1. 2 hours is a long time even for adults to stay attentive.
2. Some topics we talk about are not appropriate for kids, like crime scene 1 & 2 and scratching to get DNA.
3. Unless they are matured (puberty has already set in and they look like a woman) they will be attacked/approached differently.

Is there a self defense class for kids?

Yes, see our Best Defense for Kids page about the classes and workshops we offer.  These can be done at a time of your choosing or we can come to your child's school.  Channel 5 WFRV TV featured our program on their Helping Hands segment.  See the video by clicking on this link.

How can I keep my skills once I've completed the basic course?

Our Women's Self Defense Workshops are like anything, the more you practice what you learn the better you get.  We offer a Basic workshop, Intermediate/Advanced and a more Advanced for those that Conceal Carry.  You can take each class as many times a you like. Check out the register for more workshops or check out the training information on the left hand side of the Women's Self Defense Page