Empowered Self Defense Training

Through our age-specific, developmentally appropriate training, SASS is meeting participants exactly where they are with the information and skills they need to safeguard their lives and the lives of those around them.  Our instructors train participants to celebrate self-worth, advocate for their inherent dignity, and find their own voice while learning the physical skills necessary to protect it all.  

 

We are here to help you find a course that meets your needs and those of your community.  Review the upcoming courses and course descriptions below.  If there is not a course scheduled in your area or you would prefer to organize one of our SASS courses at a time, date, and location that you select, click "Host a Course" below or contact us at team@sassgo.org.  

 

Whether you're a troop leader, sorority sister, concerned grandmother, or neighborhood safety enthusiast, after a session of group training with an expert instructor, your tribe will leave knowing the latest trends in crimes, best safety practices and skills to stand up for themselves if necessary.   We look forward to training with you and your community!  

Have questions?  Email us at team@sassgo.org.

SELF DEFENSE COURSES

SASS GO

UPCOMING COURSES

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Due to COVID-19, our in-person community self-defense courses are limited.  Please join us for a virtual course or contact us at team@sassgo.org or 803-317-7277 to discuss options for private courses.  

College Essentials

Online Course

7/15/2020

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

Instructor:

Shannon

College Essentials

Online Course

7/28/2020

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT

Instructor:

Shannon

10 Critical Skills to Save Your Life

Online Course

8/05/2020

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM EDT

Instructor:

Lisa

Protecting Your Little Girl

Online Course

7/15/2020

8:00 PM - 9:30 PM EDT

Instructor:

Shannon

Protecting Your Little Girl

Online Course

7/28/2020

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EDT

Instructor:

Shannon

The Middle School Mind

Online Course

8/10/2020

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM EDT

Instructor:

Brett

10 Critical Skills to Save Your Life

Online Course

7/25/2020

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM EDT

Instructor:

Lisa

The Middle School Mind

Online Course

8/01/2020

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EDT

Instructor:

Brett

10 Critical Skills to Save Your Life

Online Course

822/2020

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT

Instructor:

Brett

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Sassafras

Elementary School

Class Time: 1.5 hours

Designed for elementary girls and their female guardians to feel more like play than preparation. Girls are taught to trust their instincts, recognize manipulative behaviors and use their voice with new physical skills to run, yell and tell in order to get the help they need. Advocating for oneself, verbally and mentally, begins here.

Miss Independent

Middle School

Class Time: 2 hours

This course teaches middle school girls to recognize the signs of unhealthy relationships and the dangers hidden in social media. Participants learn to use their voice, recognize their own worth, and fight back if needed, with precision and determination, to get to safety and help quickly.

SASS 1

Women Ages 15 +

Class Time: 2 hours

Participants are trained physically and mentally for the most common threats to their safety. This course is paramount to creating a community of women and girls who know their inherent worth and how to advocate for it verbally and physically.

SASS 2

Women Ages 15 +

Class Time: 2 hours

Women and girls review material from SASS 1 and learn additional physical and mental skills to safeguard them from ground attacks and numerous abduction scenarios. This course builds on the power and purpose discovered in SASS 1.

SASS Elite

Women Ages 16 +

Class Time: 2 hours / week for 8 weeks

Experience both SASS 1 and 2 plus defensive tactics and awareness against the behaviors of criminal minds. Additionally, experience extensive physical training including threats to safety involving guns, knives and multiple assailants.

The Middle School Mind: A Virtual Course

Parents & Guardians

Class Time: 1.5 hours

Let’s face it, middle school can be an adventure for kids and their parents. This course is designed exclusively for parents and guardians determined to protect their middle school girls while navigating the dangers and challenges that are unique to this particular age group. We will learn how to harness what is amazing about her, and how to empower and safeguard her now and as she grows. Participants will learn the essential skills to protect her life, to recognize the signs of unhealthy relationships and the dangers hidden in social media and beyond. Uncover how predators gain her attention, and develop a safety plan that offers confidence for everyone. Gain the skills to help her predict predatory behavior with age appropriate ways to talk to her about it. We will share practical tips for building her confidence, awareness, and decision-making skills through conversation that serves to strengthen your relationship with her, and the benefits will last a lifetime.

10 Critical Skills to Save Your Life: A Virtual Course

Women Ages 16 +

Class Time: 2 hours

Learn how our bodies perceive danger before our conscious minds do and 10 critical skills that help protect us all from violence. We will also learn how we use our physical and mental strengths against an attacker’s weaknesses to neutralize threats and get to safety.

Protecting Your Little Girl: A Virtual Course

Parents & Guardians

Class Time: 1.5 hours

This course is designed exclusively for parents and guardians determined to protect and empower their elementary aged girls to prevent assault, abuse and trafficking. Participants will learn the 10 essential skills that safeguard children's lives now and as they grow. Also uncover how predators gain her attention most, and develop a safety plan that offers you control and confidence for those you love. Match the tools that help her predict predatory behaviors with age appropriate ways to talk to her about how to recognize dangerous situations and get to safety quickly. Training her at this age is critical, but it can also be so fun! We will share practical tips for building her confidence, awareness, and decision-making skills that can be taught with one trip to Chick-fil-a! This is not hard and the benefits will easily last a lifetime.

College Essentials: A Virtual Course

College Women

Class Time: 2 hours

Designed specifically for college students to learn the essentials of protecting body and mind, this training will teach participants to recognize a potentially dangerous interaction with minimal information, the 5 most common tactics used to prey on women and how to stop them, situational awareness/risk reduction, how to get more time in an emergency, and what strengths they were born with that can be used on their attacker's weaknesses in order to neutralize a threat with maximum impact in the shortest amount of time. Students will also learn how to find, support, and foster their campus's safety initiatives and even drive forward new ones, leaving a lasting legacy of hope for generations to come.

We Go Everywhere

SASS Go currently has 21 certified and licensed instructors who are sharing SASS in communities from California to South Carolina.  Don't see SASS near you?  Contact team@sassgo.org and we can work with you to arrange for an instructor to travel to you.  If you want to have SASS in your community all the time, consider applying to become a SASS Instructor or encourage your friends or family members to apply.  Click here for more information.