FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS TOTAL DEFENSE?
- Total Defense is a company committed to the safe and fun delivery of programs in self-defense for women and girls, focusing on: PREVENTION, PROTECTION and PERSONAL SAFETY.
WHAT IS TOTAL DEFENSE DESIGNED TO DO?
- The Total Defense self-defense programs are designed to focus on empowerment, streetwise attitudes, strategies for safe dating, effective verbal and non-verbal self-defense techniques, awareness of respect and tolerance of others,dealing with the dynamics of conflict, anger, avoidance and de-escalation. Students learn to physically prepare themselves for conflict so they are secure in their ability to PREVENT confrontation, PROTECT themselves and escape to ensure their PERSONAL SAFETY should an assault or confrontation occur.

WHY NOT JUST TRAIN IN MARTIAL ARTS?
- Martial Arts and self-defense are not the same thing. The martial arts such as Judo and Karate are specific fighting systems. SELF-DEFENSE IS NOT ABOUT FIGHTING. Self-defense has a different and much broader focus which includes PREVENTING violence and PROTECTING yourself should conflict occur and EXITING to insure PERSONAL SAFETY. Self-defense utilizes techniques which MINIMIZE FIGHTING and MAXIMIZE PERSONAL SAFETY.
WHY CHOOSE TOTAL DEFENSE?
  • Total Defense staff are CERTIFIED SELF-DEFENSE INSTRUCTORS
  • Qualified female instructors provide a positive role model
  • Instructors have up-to-date police background checks
  • Instructors utilize a teaching style which focuses on individual differences and empowerment
  • Total Defense is committed to the SAFE and FUN delivery of self-defense programs which focus on PREVENTION, PROTECTION and PERSONAL SAFETY
  • Classes are designed to be high energy participatory opportunities for students to learn easy to remember life-saving self-defense techniques
  • Total Defense has been specifically designed to compliment the Ministry of Education Guidelines
  • Each class begins with review,safe warm up and stretch
  • A written quiz is administered and marked by the Total staff
  • Total Defense provides maximum quantities of equipment for maximum and safe participation in practice sessions
  • Total Defense offers a PROGRESSIVE CURRICULUM which includes Basic, Intermediate and Advanced courses
  • Students receive a certificate of participation
  • Total Defense has a proven track record.
HOW DOES TOTAL DEFENSE COMPLIMENT THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION GUIDELINES?

Total Defense offers programs that can deliver expectations across all 4 strands in the new curriculum.
1. PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
  • Combining movement skills in a variety of physical activity
  • Understanding the importance of warm up and cool down exercises and specific safety issues that maximize performance and participation
  • Demonstrating personal skill improvement
2. ACTIVE LIVING
  • Participating in a balanced and instructional program that includes a variety of enjoyable physical activities that encourage lifelong participation
  • Demonstrating safe practices regarding the safety of themselves and others
  • Demonstrating leadership
3. HEALTHY LIVING
  • Identifying strategies to minimize potentially dangerous situations
  • Identifying available information and support services related to sexual health concerns
4. LIVING SKILLS
  • Describing the impact of non-verbal and verbal responses
  • Using assertiveness techniques to avoid escalating conflict
HOW FAR IN ADVANCE SHOULD I BOOK FOR A SECONDARY SCHOOL PROGRAM?
We suggest booking a minimum of 1 year in advance so that you can reserve the date of your choice.
WHAT ARE THE PROGRAM FEES?
Fees vary with the type of program delivery. Please contact us for detailed information.
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