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Self Defense Workshop by ASSERT Empowerment & Self Defense

5 March 2016 @ 13:00 - 17:00


KSA Martial Academy is offering a 4-hour ASSERT Empowerment and Self Defense workshop this coming Saturday, 5th of March, 2016, from 1-5PM.

The ASSERT Empowerment and Self Defense workshop takes participants through the skills necessary to

  • Identify, Define, and Assert Personal Boundaries (Physical, Mental, Emotional),
  • Apply preventative measures to reduce the risk of negative situations,
  • Recognize situational and personal cues may alert you to potential danger,
  • De-escalate highly sensitive, negatively energized confrontations successfully, and
  • Physically defend yourself in an “All-else-has-failed” scenario.

Empowerment and Self Defense

The goal of the ASSERT Program is to teach participants how to adequately address stranger-based assaults, but, more importantly, how to deal with, de-escalate, address, and escape acquaintance, familiar, and intimate partner violence, where the issues of boundary are tested and pushed in subtle, more manipulative ways.

Developed with the Department of Justice and FBI Crime Statistics, and with the help of Mental Health Professionals specializing in Victimization Issues, ASSERT offers clear solutions to today’s Safety and Security Issues.

  • Cyber-bullying and Cyber-stalking
  • Home Invasion Preparedness
  • De-escalation
  • Situational Defense Tactics
  • ID Theft Prevention
  • Assault & Acquaintance Violence
  • Stalking & Kidnapping
  • Team Building
  • Family Communications
  • Self-Image
  • Personal Boundary Identification
  • Total Family Safety
  • Assertiveness Training
  • Age Appropriate Courses

All programs are age-appropriate and accecible to all physical capabilities.

Our unique blend of on-the-ground, proven tactics and real-life case-study research make the ASSERT Program the most effective, functional system available.


Located at 4910 Charlotte, KSA Martial Academy, or KSAMA for short, is ideally situated and uniquely qualified to provide this particular service to the area. Two of the founders of this local school are the creators of the award-winning ASSERT program, which is currently in regular use by numerous South Florida Public and Private schools, several organizations within the University of Miami, in-patient eating disorder clinics, nationally recognized at-risk and Foster Care youth groups, and countless families and corporations as a means of self-defense education, team-building, and familial and social group bonding experiences.

The up-coming workshop will require pre-registration and will be taught by the creators of the program – an opportunity currently reserved for Instructors seeking certification to teach the program. The program is well known for its fun and informative curriculum, providing physical and personal skills that are immediately applicable. Potential participants are encouraged to bring family members of all ages and physical capabilities.

The Miami, Florida-founded ASSERT Empowerment and Self Defense was established in 2004. Based on crime case studies, reporting, and statistics, victim services, law enforcement training, and over 40 years of martial arts training, ASSERT offers a variety of certifications, ranging from Family and Personal Safety and Self-Empowerment to Law Enforcement and Protection Services Assault/ Defense Tactics and Program Instruction. The program’s founders have trained a wide range of students, from Elementary, Middle, and High School-aged children and families through SWAT, FBI, DEA, and top military components. For more information, please visit their official website: www.YouCanBeAssertive.com.

The workshop is $50 per person, $40 if you sign up as a group. Please wear comfortable clothing. Pre-Registration is strongly suggested as space is limited.

To pre-register, please call us at: 615-473-1739!


ASSERT Empowerment and Self Defense


KSA Martial Academy
4908-B Charlotte Avenue
Nashville, TN 37209 United States
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