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Offering the Best Hands-On Women’s Self Defense Course in Southwestern Pennsylvania

PKA is overwhelmed and proud of the response to our many Women’s Self-Defense Programs.picture of womens self defense in pittsburgh

Our main course has been written up by such local periodicals as the Pittsburgh Post Gazette and as you can see by checking out the reference section of our site, the program quickly exploded from a Community program to a local group and organizational program to a customized corporate program.

The PKA Karate Academy also is the only school to offer this program for fund-raising, taking the place of selling CANDY, MAGAZINES and mundane WRAPPING PAPER. This revolutionary concept was initially brought about through the use of our Women’s Self-Defense Program, and now it, of course, expanded to include ALL of our training programs. What a true win-win!

The genesis of our Self-Defense program was to create an intensive, hands-on training curriculum, by which women are given an opportunity to take an active part in learning dynamic, street scenarios and concepts with absolutely no strings attached, while at the same time having modular blocks to meet every student’s training goals. Some students are looking for just a couple private sessions, others want or need a more tailored four-week program, still others six or longer. Our program is modular and builds, yet gives the student immediate, core, proven elements that work in the NOW.

Ladies get an extreme brush-stroke view of cutting-edge, modern, training in one-hour group sessions or customized to fit any time slot that is available. Companies have the option of either on-site or in-house for scheduling their training sessions, depending on whether their facility can handle the number of people or safety equipment for the material to be covered.

Our Self Defense Classes for Women Are Customized and Diverse

Personal students always have the option of training in a group or in a private setting.

Some of the initial topics covered:

  • Psychology of the guard
  • Three Zones
  • Personal space
  • Eye contact
  • Communication / Verbalization
  • Fight or flight
  • The victim mindset
  • Target areas
  • Bags and purses
  • Mailboxes and water grates
  • Throw away money
  • Red flag attack areas
  • Defensive hand strikes
  • Defensive leg strikes
  • Defensive weapons
  • Hands-on attacks
  • Specific spontaneous learning drills

Each group of ladies is different and no two classes are ever the same. Based on questions and the direction which the ladies drive the class, groups may surpass the initial detailed four page training syllabus which guides these ladies on the road to self-defense, confidence and technique.

No one is required or permitted to participate in any portion of the course or drills & techniques that one feels are too physically demanding or uncomfortable.

Contact us TODAY, to get on the list for the next session!

Group rates and Corporate discounts are Available.  This cutting-edge program is available in-house as well as on site.

Be sure to check out our references, they are second to NONE!

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    2020 Specials

      Limited Time Only !!!



Special Deals !


Five Private Sessions Based on Your Schedule. Includes Martial Arts Pants & T-Shirt.

New students only. Not valid with any other offers. Must bring in coupon. Call for appointment.
Expires: 06/30/2019

Women's Self Defense Mini-Course: $349.00

Five Private Sessions Based on Your Schedule. No uniform required.

New students only. Not valid with any other offers. Must bring in coupon. Call for appointment.
Expires: 06/30/2019

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