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Women’s Self Defense Seminar

Saturday, February 24th. 9-11 AM!

Pricing: Member: $20 | Non-member: $30

Join the Y for a 2-hour women’s basic self-defense seminar! This seminar will include an introduction to situational awareness, understanding personal space, hands-on practice of basic self-defense (tailored for women, including – grips, leverage, maintaining distance, and using everyday objects for defense), verbal de-escalation, maintaining spatial awareness, emergency response planning, and a Q&A session. The goal of this seminar is for participants to leave with practical knowledge and confidence in self-protection.

Instructor Info:

  • Phil Mahan
  • Current Peoria Police Officer (of 18 years)
  • Retired Military Veteran.
  • Joshua Janis Brown Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
  • 11 years of grappling experience.
  • Current Instructor at Fir Na Dli Jiu-Jitsu

For all questions, please contact:
Kate Schmalshof, Director of Healthy Living
kate.schmalshof@peoriaymca.org
309-692-7631