Take Control with Self Defense
A program designed to help you prevent, deter, overcome, and conquer assaults both in and outside of the home.
Take Control is a comprehensive self-defense course designed to teach participants how to manage various situations in order to keep themselves, as well as their family, safe when facing danger.
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- Take control of their surroundings.
- Protect themselves from danger.
- Protect their home and family.
- Defend from an attacker.
- React to various dangerous situations.
- Gain empowerment by taking control of their own safety.
- And more.
- Breaking grips
- Joint manipulation
- Using everyday objects as weapons
- Weapons Defense
- Ground Defense
- And so much more!
Meet Take Control Instructor Melissa Palmer
Melissa teaches karate, jujitsu, and self-defense at Karate International. Being an independent female who enjoys traveling and doing activities on her own, she realized the importance and freedom of knowing how to protect herself. Her extensive studies in karate, jujitsu, judo, and Iaido, paired with her background in performing arts, makes her classes not only informative but entertaining and fun as well. Melissa graduated from Meredith College in 1999 with a music degree and has had the privilege to return to Meredith College as an adjunct instructor to teach Karate and Take Control Self Defense. Her students find the warrior in themselves, but also discover a base of supportive and encouraging peers.