Fall Winter 2012 Self Defense Classes in Montgomery County – Outside Philadelphia in Jenkintown and Bryn Mawr

19 Sep

Womens’ Self Defense Classes for Fall Winter 2012 in the Philadelia Area – Montgomery County

*** EDIT***

Originally I had planned on 2 seminars this Fall, but I already need to change my schedule due to some medial/health reasons and can only do the one seminar at this time.  So Jenkintown is no longer an option.  This Sunday October 7, 2012 in Bryn Mawr at Nick’s Gym will be the only Self Defense Seminar I am able to give right now.  Things may change for the near future.  Soon I will know more and know if I can offer a seminar at the end of Nov, December time frame.  But for now, Just the 7th.  I apologize for any inconvenience.  Thank You

Sharon Bonewicz

 

Read on on how to register for October 7, 2012 Self Defense Seminar out on the Main Line!

Hi Everyone!

It’s been awhile.  I apologize for the delay in getting the Fall Schedule to you.  I this has been a very busy personal summer for me that has kept me tied up for some time now.  I finally have some time between tests and doctors to finally get the Self Defense Classes going for the Fall.  The only bad news is that I am only going to be able to do these two dates.  As much as I want to teach Self Defense to every woman out there I just don’t have the time this year.  I have set up the seminars to be in October and hopefully those wishing to take the class can make it to either of these dates or locations.  I don’t know what the future holds for me at this moment or how long I will be out of commission, but I wanted to get these in before things really get too difficult for me squeeze in some self defense.

 

NO worries though please, I will be fine.
if for some reason the paypal buttons are messed up on this page you can register on the upcoming seminars page as well

http://idefendme.org/upcoming-seminars/

In the past i have posted all the reasons why you should take a self Defense course and you can check out my older posts to see things I have to say.  I apologize for the quickness of this post, but I just wanted to get the registration up there for everyone waiting.  If you have any questions please do not hesistate to email me.  I will get back to you, if may take a day or two.  sbonewicz@gmail.com  Thank you!

Women’s Self Defense Upcoming Seminars

 

Self Defense Class Dates – Times – Location:

October 7, 2012 – 9:00am – 11:00am

Main Line United – Nicks’ Gym
Bottom Level – Look for the Gate and go down the stairs
600 Old Lancaster Road
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
(610) 886996-1799

 

if you have a voucher from a past event you may use it, but I already know the names of the women so just email me if you would like to attend. If you paid for an event in the past, but were unable to make it and did not receive a refund from me you have up to 1 yr to use that voucher. Please email me at sbonewicz@gmail.com though to register. Thank you

Registration for Women’s Self Defense Class:

(This is for all dates and locations – Please specify which date and location you will be attending when you register)

To Re-Take the Level 1 or Level 2 seminar the cost is $10.00. If you took one of the College Series classes in the past it is equivalent to a Level 1 and are eligible to re-take a Level 1 or College series self defense class. To qualify for a FREE Re-Take class simply bring a friend to take the Level 1 or College Self Defense Seminar. When they register they should submit their name and the name of the person re-taking the course. I will confirm both registrations through email after payment is received. There is space on the Pay-Pal and or a notes field where you can submit the attendees names. Space is limited for re-take students to allow room for new participants. First come first serve.

* For any BJJ United and Main Line United (MLU) Affiliates – Friends and Family (For Seminars at BJJ United and Nicks Gym only) - Active Members only, You may invite up to 2 women – Friends and/or Family at a discounted rate $25.00 for each participant. You must be enrolled in one of the Martial Arts Programs in order to invite the women in your life. Delinquent accounts do not qualify for the discounted rate. Space is limited for Members Family and Friends so please register early, This is a first come first serve basis. Each BJJ United/MLU Member can invite up to 2 women to participate in the classes. You can register them at the front desk at BJJ United. For MLU Members please contact me at sbonewicz@gmail.com . All Members can register their Family and Friends by Cash or Check at BJJ United or mail a check to BJJ United c/o Sharon Bonewicz. Please make all checks payable to Sharon Bonewicz.

Payment Methods:

  • You can make a cash or check payment in person at BJJ United. Please add a note with your name and email address with the payment so I can confirm your registration
  • Please make the checks payable to Sharon Bonewicz and You can mail a check or drop it off at:
BJJ United
c/o Sharon Bonewicz
428 Old York Road
Jenkintown, PA 19046
    • or you can pay for the Self-Defense seminar with a credit card using PayPal (see below) * Please note the merchant ID will show as Disrooted on Paypal. Any BJJ United Member wishing to pay with a Credit Card should use Paypal to register.

 

 


Self Defense Class – Bryn Mawr
Attendees Names
Name of person – Retake



 

 

If you have any questions please feel free to email Sharon using the form to your right on this site. Thank you!

Give the Gift of Self Defense to all the young women in your life graduating this Summer – In the Philadelphia Area – Montgomery County PA

7 Jun

Give the Gift of Self Defense to all the young women in your life graduating this Summer – In the Philadelphia Area – Montgomery County PA

Across the country girls (and boys) are graduating going on to either High School or College for the first time. What better gift to give them than the gift of Self Defense.

It is not only a life skill that every woman should learn and know, but it is also a Peace of Mind for the Parents. To be a victim of a sexual assault can be devastating as well as life threatening, but all of that can be avoided with a 3 hour class.  Those who are survivors of an attack will tell you that being a victim is not easy.  No woman wants to be raped or forced to do something she does not want to do, but no one ever tells you about all the things you face after surviving an attack.  In the past I have written a long list of things that are the results of a sexual assault.  You can check my older posts to see them if you would like here.  Being a victim is more than just a rape or feeling violated.  It could be years of mental anguish that could last a life time.  A woman is never the same after being raped.  Everyone worries about being sexually assaulted, but not one tells you about the things you deal with afterwards.

The cost for a Student to attend one of the Seminars is $35.00 . For $35.00 your daughter, niece, sister, friend, wife, girlfriend, friends daughter, stranger, etc can learn a handful of life-saving self defense techniques against a sexual assault attacker.  This class is open to women of all ages, not just young ladies heading off to school.

I have created a seminar specifically for the young ladies heading off to school that I call “Off to College”.  This Self Defense seminar is the equivalent to a Level 1 Self Defense Seminar, but will be catered to girls 16-24 years old, which is the age range of girls at the highest risk of a sexual assault. The things I will discuss and the scenarios I will provide will be more specific to this age range, but these things also apply to women of all ages too.

Parents, Did you know that young ladies entering their Freshman Year of College is the most critical time of their lives.  Most Sexual Assaults on Campus happen from the time they enter their Freshman year, up until Thanksgiving break. 

This Seminar is the last one I am doing this summer.  I will not have another Level 1 until the Fall (October it looks like now).  So if you are interested in taking one of my Self Defense classes, please try to make it to the one on July 22, 2012 or you will have to wait until the Fall.  If by chance an opportunity comes up where I can add a seminar I will post it on this website.

However, I do offer private lessons to a single person, a small group (up to 6) and to Large groups. To schedule your own private large group seminar (10 or more women) or any private lessons please contact me at sbonewicz@gmail.com or use the contact box in the side bar.  If you use the contact bar please make sure you provide an email address in which I can respond to.  I receive so many messages (real ones, not spam), but I am unable to respond a lot of the times because the email bounces back.  Also, if you have an email address that requires authentication please use one an email address that does not.  It is very time consuming and I do not have time to fill out forms.

Women’s Self Defense Classes for Summer 2012

June 25, 2012 – Moore College in Philadelphia PA – SADI Program students only

July 22, 2012 – at BJJ United in Jenkintown PA – “Off to College” (this is considered a Level 1)

September – November – Weapons Defense 6-8 Week Course Coming this Fall!

Women’s Self Defense Upcoming Seminars

Summer Class date posted below for the young Ladies heading off to College. Parents, give your daughter the gift of Self Defense before sending her off to school. This class is tailored especially for girls in this age group with self defense techniques to cover any uncomfortable situation they may find themselves in while away. Sharon will also discuss the common things to look out for and other scenarios that could lead to sexual assault. Knowledge and Awareness are the first tools a woman needs to defend herself properly.

ANY woman of any age (Adult or Student) can take this course. It is just tailored a little more to the young ladies heading off to college, but anyone from 12-100 can take this course. The “Off to College” class is equivalent to a Level 1, but will have some techniques from the Level 2 that are important for the girls heading off on their own for the first time (or heading back) to learn in order to defend themselves.


Self Defense Class Dates – Times – Location:

“Off To College” – Equivalent to Women’s Self Defense Level 1

July 22, 2012 – 10:00am – 1:00pm

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu United
(4 miles outside of Philadelphia on Rt. 611 & 4 miles from PA Turnpike Exit Willow Grove)
428 Old York Road
Jenkintown PA 19046
(215) 886-1079

sharon.bjjunited@gmail.com
(click here for directions to BJJ United)

This seminar is particularly for young ladies heading off to school for the first time or those who have missed my seminars in the past, but open to women of all ages.  The techniques are the same as Level 1 with some techniques catering specifically for this age group. In the past this has been a thrown together at the last minute seminar to accommodate worried parents. This year I’m beating them to the punch and adding it into my schedule so the date is set and they can work out theirs so their daughters, sisters, cousins, etc can attend. There will be no alternative dates. If any young lady has already taken this course and would like to retake it or who has taken a Level 1 and would like to take this one too the fee is only $10.00 and Free if you bring a paying registrant. Re-take attendee number is limited to 10 so there is room for new students. Please register or have your friend who you are bringing register asap.

Registration for Women’s Self Defense Class:

  • Adults – $50.00
  • Students – $35.00 (Must show ID – High School/College)
  • BJJ United (Friends & Family) – $25.00 BJJ United Member must register you at the front desk. See Payment Methods Below on how to register.
  • Re-Take – $10.00
  • Re-Take – Bringing a Friend (they must register) $0.00 – Please let me know who is registering that you are bringing (there is a space on the paypal registration – please select the correct option).

Info:

To Re-Take the Level 1 or Level 2 seminar the cost is $10.00. If you took one of the College Series classes in the past it is equivalent to a Level 1 and are eligible to re-take a Level 1 or College series self defense class. To qualify for a FREE Re-Take class simply bring a friend to take the Level 1 or College Self Defense Seminar. When they register they should submit their name and the name of the person re-taking the course. I will confirm both registrations through email after payment is received. There is space on the Pay-Pal and or a notes field where you can submit the attendees names. Space is limited for re-take students to allow room for new participants. First come first serve.

* For any BJJ United and BJJU Affiliates – Friends and Family (For Seminars at BJJ United only) - Active Members only, You may invite up to 2 women – Friends and/or Family at a discounted rate $25.00 for each participant. You must be enrolled in one of the Martial Arts Programs in order to invite the women in your life. Delinquent accounts do not qualify for the discounted rate. Space is limited for BJJ United Members so please register early, This is a first come first serve basis. Each BJJ United Member can invite up to 2 women to participate in the classes. You can register them at the front desk at BJJ United. BJJ United Members can pay by Cash or Check at BJJ United or mail a check to BJJ United c/o Sharon Bonewicz. Please make all checks payable to Sharon Bonewicz.

Payment Methods:

  • You can make a cash or check payment in person at BJJ United. Please add a note with your name and email address with the payment so I can confirm your registration
  • Please make the checks payable to Sharon Bonewicz and You can mail a check or drop it off at:
BJJ United
c/o Sharon Bonewicz
428 Old York Road
Jenkintown, PA 19046
  • or you can pay for the Self-Defense seminar with a credit card using PayPal (see below) * Please note the merchant ID will show as Disrooted on Paypal or my email address. Any BJJ United Member wishing to pay with a Credit Card should use Paypal to register, but also have the BJJ United Member register your name at the front desk too.  Please see Mike or Jon at the front desk.
  • Please note, if you are re-taking the course PayPal will not let you do a $0.00 dollar amount.  When your friend registers for the course they should also register your name too in the space provided and add the re-take $0.00 amount to their cart along with their registration. 

 
 


Self Defense Jenkintown 2012
Name of Attendee
Name of person – Retake




 
 

If you have any questions please feel free to email Sharon using the form to your right on this site. Thank you!

Lastly:

6-8 Week Weapons Defense Self Defense Course

I am hoping to add a 6-8 week course in the Fall to women interested in learning weapons defense, but weapons defense cannot be taught nor learned in a 1 day seminar. These techniques need a lot of repetition and practice. Timing is the most important as well as knowing what to do if attacked with a weapon. 17% of attacks are done with a weapon. Gun defense is the most dangerous and the hardest to learn. Even though gun defense has the least amount of steps compared to the knife/baton defenses, but harder to learn because of the timing aspect. If you are interested in taking a 6-8 week course please email me using the side bar to contact me letting me know you are interested. I need at least 5 women to register to have this class. Registration information will be posted over the summer as well as potential dates. This class will meet 2x a week. One in the morning/weekend and one class in the evening/weeknight. The lessons will be the same each in each class of that week, but the 2 classes will be offered to give options to the attendees as well the chance to take both for the repetition. I cannot stress enough the importance of taking as many classes as possible to learn weapons defense. There are a lot of techniques and a lot of steps. I want my students to walk away confident and more importantly, knowing how to do each technique as if it were a natural reaction. I would recommend that those who wish to register for the Weapons Defense Course take Level 1 and Level 2. This will prepare the women with the basics of each technique and familiarize the students with the positions. I say 6-8 week course because the first 2 weeks will be covering Level 1 and Level 2 like my seminars. The two classes the first 2 weeks will be mandatory to learn all the techniques from the Level 1 and 2. If you have already taken the Level 1 & 2 you do not need to attend the first 2 weeks.

The 8 week course will be $350.00 per person. If you had already taken the Level 1 & 2 I will deduct the amount you paid for your Level 1 &2 from the $350.00 and you will have the option to join in the first 2 weeks as a refresher. Those who have not taken any of the Levels will be required to take the full 8 weeks. Students will receive a 10% discount from the final price. I do have the participation forms from all past attendees and the dates will let me know the price you paid. When you contact me about registering I will let you know what your final price will be for the seminar. The 8 week course will start the last week of September (potentially Sept 23 – Sunday) and the final week will be the week of Thanksgiving in November. If you are only attending the 6 week course the first week for that will be potentially October 7, 2012 (Sunday). This is not a final date and I am open to suggestions. I will try to be as accomadating dating as possible, but it is hard to please everyone. I am putting out the potential dates now so you can find the time. I know September is a busy month for those with Children so the end of the month should be enough time to get things sorted. In order to end the course before the Holidays start I will need to start no later than September 23rd though. So even though these are potential dates they are most likely going to be the set dates. Everything will be confirmed by August 1st though and registration will be open then. Registration will end 1 week before the classes are to begin.

Taking a Women’s Self Defense class is the BEST Investment you could make for yourself and your personal safety.

It’s too easy to say, “I’ll go to the next one.” If you keep putting it off how do you know it will not be too late. You don’t want to find yourself in a situation where you are wishing you had taken the self defense class. Find the time or make the time for only 3 hours of a day to learn some techniques. It could save your life one day. It could prevent years of emotional and psychological suffer. Your life for 3 hours.

No one likes to believe they will need to learn self defense, but at the same time every woman knows that she probably should. People have a false sense of security when they think they live in a good neighborhood just because it looks nice. Crime happens everywhere and “Attackers” are not always some strange creepy looking guy. They could be your next door neighbor.

Learning how to defend yourself by taking a Self Defense Class is one of the best gifts you could give yourself or a loved one.

It is 3 hours of a single day as opposed to not knowing how to defend yourself and becoming a victim of years (possibly the rest of your life) of heart ache, fear, depression, and maybe even your life. Being a victim of a sexual assault crime is not easy and it is not easy for those who love us because they see the pain you are in and have no idea how to help you.

From her own personal experience, Sharon understands the urgency for women to learn how to defend themselves. All women know they should learn, but it’s so easy to put off. It’s easy to believe it will not happen to YOU. Crime happens everywhere. It happens in public, during the day, in work places, in the stereo typical places, good areas, bad areas, friends and family’s homes, and in your own home.

Sharon wants women to learn her Self Defense Program so much that she is willing to offer you a Money Back Guarantee.

  • 100% Money Back Guarantee if you do not feel you learned any techniques that could save your life
  • 100% Money Back Guarantee if you do not walk away feeling more confident about fighting off an attacker
  • 100% Money Back Guarantee if you feel I did not live up to my word and teach you how to defend yourself
  • 100% Money Back Guarantee if you feel what I show you is crap.
  • 100% Money Back Guarantee if you just did not like Sharon’s Class.

Here’s what you have to do:

take the seminar, practice the techniques taught during the class, work with Sharon in the class, work with the “attacker” if you want (this is optional – see details below), and if you are not satisfied after taking the seminar with Sharon simply ask her right then and there for your money back.

About the Women’s Self Defense Class:

Self Defense for Women is and should be different than self defense for men . Attacks against women are different because our body’s are also at stake. This self defense course will cover basic scenarios of sexual assault, abduction and violence. I will be talking about safety information as well as scenarios of when/where/why attacks can happen. You will learn how to use your strengths to fight off an attacker to escape. This Self Defense class will also cover scenarios closer to a date rape type of scenario which is more common for young women heading off to school.

Sharon’s classes highlight the difference between self defense courses for men and women. When a man attacks a man, he either wants his money or his life. When a man attacks a woman, he either wants her money, her life OR HER BODY. The nature of the conflict is, by definition, hugely different. The size and strength difference is huge between a man and a woman, therefore necessitating a drastic change in strategy from the normal self defense courses available out there to women. A Woman should not attempt to fight directly into the “strengths” of the man who is attacking her. That’s not silly or flawed; it is a smart strategy for anyone.

Sharon’s Women’s Self Defense Classes are non-martial art techniques. Sharon’s Self Defense System was developed from real life scenarios and past victims accounts. The system is also based on the memory aspect of participants from reports after past seminars. Sharon’s Self Defense Classes are designed so every woman, regardless of age, size, and strength can do and complete the techniques taught. It is also made so women walk away remembering the techniques they are taught in the class.

The Women’s Self Defense Program is for women from ages 14 and up. The program is easy and fun to do, but more important, easy to remember. The techniques in Sharon’s Self Defense course are minimalistic with maximum efficiency. The techniques taught are effective and can be done in a few steps so the women can remember them when they leave. Sharon makes sure she works with every woman at the Seminar with every technique taught to ensure they are doing it properly and to answer any questions they may have.

At the Seminar you will receive handouts containing (1) basic safety information, (2) 6 basic self defense principles and (3) a summary of the techniques you learn, plus more.

Lastly, and what makes this Self Defense Seminar unique and a lot of fun on top of the learning environment, the women will have a chance to work with an “attacker.” There will be a male “attacker” for the participants to try out their new skills. After each set of different techniques the women will get to try out and practice what they just learned without having to “pretend” to do the moves. The participants will get to use their new techniques for real. The “attacker” will be padded and the women do not have to worry about injuring anyone. This is the safest way for you to try out the new techniques and skills learned during the seminar. Each person will be given plenty of opportunities to work with the “attacker.” This will also help the participants to remember the techniques further because you will not forget this experience. It is optional so if anyone is uncomfortable they do not have to do this segment of the seminar, but it is recommended. The

Wear something comfortable to move around. We will be working on the mats so no shoes, but you can wear socks. Space is limited so please register early.

Women’s Self Defense Classes in Jenkintown Montgomery County – Right outside Philadelphia Summer 2012

19 May

Women’s Self Defense Classes in Jenkintown, PA – Montgomery County (Right Outside Philadelphia) for the Summer 2012.  Weapons Defense for 2012.

In this post

Women’s Self Defense Classes

Level 2 – May 20, 2012 – at BJJ United  in Jenkintown PA

Level 1 – June 3, 2012 – at Wholistic Fitness in North Wales, PA

Off to College – (this is considered a Level 1)  – July 22, 2012 – at BJJ United in Jenkintown PA

September – November – Weapons Defense 6-8 Week Course Coming this Fall!

 

 

Women’s Self Defense Upcoming Seminars

Summer Class date posted below for the young Ladies heading off to College. Parents, give your daughter the gift of Self Defense before sending her off to school. This class is tailored especially for girls in this age group with self defense techniques to cover any uncomfortable situation they may find themselves in while away. Sharon will also discuss the common things to look out for and other scenarios that could lead to sexual assault. Knowledge and Awareness are the first tools a woman needs to defend herself properly.

ANY woman of any age (Adult or Student) can take this course. It is just tailored a little more to the young ladies heading off to college, but anyone from 12-100 can take this course. The “Off to College” class is equivalent to a Level 1, but will have some techniques from the Level 2 that are important for the girls heading off on their own for the first time (or heading back) to learn in order to defend themselves.

Also Level 2 is this Sunday May 20, 2012. I do not have Level 2 classes as often as the Level 1 course. Please take this opportunity to learn more common scenarios and self defense techniques to arm yourself against an attacker. Level 2 is NOT a more detailed version of Level 1. In Level 2 I will be covering scenarios that deal with the type of attackers you may be more familiar with. Situations that could start off friendly and even in fun, but then turn forceful or even violent. I will be covering techniques that I call the “uncomfortable hugs” and how to escape the mount (if someone is sitting on top of you). This is also a more likely situation in a home evasion scenario as well. I’ve recently overheard some women talking about the Level 2 wondering if it was like the Level 1. This is why I am clarifying in this post that it is NOT like the Level 1. I try to keep the techniques with similar endings grouped together so it is easier to learn. That is why there are 2 classes. Also, if time permits, I will cover at least 1 knife defense from the “worse case scenario” position from Level 1.

Self Defense Class Dates – Times – Location:

“Off To College” – Equivalent to Women’s Self Defense Level 1

July 22, 2012 – 10:00am – 1:00pm

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu United
(4 miles outside of Philadelphia on Rt. 611 & 4 miles from PA Turnpike Exit Willow Grove)
428 Old York Road
Jenkintown PA 19046
(215) 886-1079

sharon.bjjunited@gmail.com
(click here for directions to BJJ United)

This seminar is particularly for young ladies heading off to school for the first time or those who have missed my seminars in the past. The techniques are the same as Level 1 with some techniques catering specifically for this age group. In the past this has been a thrown together at the last minute seminar to accommodate worried parents. This year I’m beating them to the punch and adding it into my schedule so the date is set and they can work out theirs so their daughters, sisters, cousins, etc can attend. There will be no alternative dates. If any young lady has already taken this course and would like to retake it or who has taken a Level 1 and would like to take this one too the fee is only $10.00 and Free if you bring a paying registrant. Re-take attendee number is limited to 10 so there is room for new students. Please register or have your friend who you are bringing register asap.

Women’s Self Defense Level 1 – in North Wales

Level 1 Self Defense Seminar – June 3, 2012 12:00pm-3:00pm

I recently added a Level 1 Seminar with a Different location. This will be my third seminar in North Wales at Wholistic Fitness. Wholistic Fitness is an all Women’s Facility that offers physical and mental fitness to all its members through classes and private instruction. It is only fitting that they also offer Self Defense for strength physically and mentally to women so they can learn to defend themselves from a sexual assault. They have welcomed me and my program with open arms to any women interested in learning self defense. YOU do NOT need to be a member of Wholistic Fitness to take this class there and if you are a member you will receive a discounted rate.

Registration for the Level 1 Women’s Self Defense Seminar at Wholistic Fitness is through their website. You can register here . This is their events page – just scroll to the bottom and select the proper link to register.

Level 1 – Women’s Self Defense Seminar at Wholistic Fitness – North Wales, PA

June 3, 2012 12:00pm-3:00pm

  • Adult – $50.00
  • Student – $35.00 (must show ID)
  • Wholistic Fitness Members – $45.00
Wholistic Fitness
217 Church Road
North Wales, PA 19454
267-613-8246
http://wholisticfitnessonline.com
 
Click here for directions and more information about Wholistic Fitness
The Entrance is located in the back of the Building. Free parking in the rear near the entrance.

Women’s Self Defense Level 2

The Level 2 Seminar May 20, 2012.
Level 2 is only being held at the Jenkintown location. Please use the Jenkintown paypal button to register for the Level 2 class. There is a discounted rate for Level 2 because everyone attending will have already taken Level 1 or the equivalent. IF you have attended any seminar with me in the past it was most likely a Level 1 equivalent. IF you have any questions or are unsure, please email me at sbonewicz@gmail.com .

f you have a voucher from a past event you may use it, but I already know the names of the women so just email me if you would like to attend.

Registration for Women’s Self Defense Class:

  • Adults – $50.00
  • Students – $35.00 (Must show ID – High School/College)
  • BJJ United (Friends & Family) – $25.00  BJJ United Member must register you at the front desk.  See Payment Methods Below on how to register.
  • Re-Take – $10.00
  • Re-Take – Bringing a Friend (they must register) $0.00  – Please let me know who is registering that you are brining.
  • Wholistic Fitness – See Below under the Level 1 for Wholistic Fitness Seminar – Prices vary but now offer a student discount.  Wholistic Fitness Members receive a 10% discount as well.

Info:

To Re-Take the Level 1 or Level 2 seminar the cost is $10.00. If you took one of the College Series classes in the past it is equivalent to a Level 1 and are eligible to re-take a Level 1 or College series self defense class. To qualify for a FREE Re-Take class simply bring a friend to take the Level 1 or College Self Defense Seminar. When they register they should submit their name and the name of the person re-taking the course. I will confirm both registrations through email after payment is received. There is space on the Pay-Pal and or a notes field where you can submit the attendees names. Space is limited for re-take students to allow room for new participants. First come first serve.

* For any BJJ United and BJJU Affiliates – Friends and Family (For Seminars at BJJ United only) - Active Members only, You may invite up to 2 women – Friends and/or Family at a discounted rate $25.00 for each participant. You must be enrolled in one of the Martial Arts Programs in order to invite the women in your life. Delinquent accounts do not qualify for the discounted rate. Space is limited for BJJ United Members so please register early, This is a first come first serve basis. Each BJJ United Member can invite up to 2 women to participate in the classes. You can register them at the front desk at BJJ United. BJJ United Members can pay by Cash or Check at BJJ United or mail a check to BJJ United c/o Sharon Bonewicz. Please make all checks payable to Sharon Bonewicz.

Payment Methods:

  • You can make a cash or check payment in person at BJJ United. Please add a note with your name and email address with the payment so I can confirm your registration
  • Please make the checks payable to Sharon Bonewicz and You can mail a check or drop it off at:
BJJ United
c/o Sharon Bonewicz
428 Old York Road
Jenkintown, PA 19046
  • or you can pay for the Self-Defense seminar with a credit card using PayPal (see below) * Please note the merchant ID will show as Disrooted on Paypal. Any BJJ United Member wishing to pay with a Credit Card should use Paypal to register.

Self Defense Jenkintown 2012
Name of Attendee

If you have any questions please feel free to email Sharon using the form to your right on this site. Thank you!

Lastly:

6-8 Week Weapons Defense Self Defense Course

I am hoping to add a 6-8 week course in the Fall to women interested in learning weapons defense, but weapons defense cannot be taught nor learned in a 1 day seminar. These techniques need a lot of repetition and practice. Timing is the most important as well as knowing what to do if attacked with a weapon. 17% of attacks are done with a weapon. Gun defense is the most dangerous and the hardest to learn. Even though gun defense has the least amount of steps compared to the knife/baton defenses, but harder to learn because of the timing aspect. If you are interested in taking a 6-8 week course please email me using the side bar to contact me letting me know you are interested. I need at least 5 women to register to have this class. Registration information will be posted over the summer as well as potential dates. This class will meet 2x a week. One in the morning/weekend and one class in the evening/weeknight. The lessons will be the same each in each class of that week, but the 2 classes will be offered to give options to the attendees as well the chance to take both for the repetition. I cannot stress enough the importance of taking as many classes as possible to learn weapons defense. There are a lot of techniques and a lot of steps. I want my students to walk away confident and more importantly, knowing how to do each technique as if it were a natural reaction. I would recommend that those who wish to register for the Weapons Defense Course take Level 1 and Level 2. This will prepare the women with the basics of each technique and familiarize the students with the positions. I say 6-8 week course because the first 2 weeks will be covering Level 1 and Level 2 like my seminars. The two classes the first 2 weeks will be mandatory to learn all the techniques from the Level 1 and 2. If you have already taken the Level 1 & 2 you do not need to attend the first 2 weeks.

The 8 week course will be $350.00 per person. If you had already taken the Level 1 & 2 I will deduct the amount you paid for your Level 1 &2 from the $350.00 and you will have the option to join in the first 2 weeks as a refresher. Those who have not taken any of the Levels will be required to take the full 8 weeks. Students will receive a 10% discount from the final price. I do have the participation forms from all past attendees and the dates will let me know the price you paid. When you contact me about registering I will let you know what your final price will be for the seminar. The 8 week course will start the last week of September (potentially Sept 23 – Sunday) and the final week will be the week of Thanksgiving in November. If you are only attending the 6 week course the first week for that will be potentially October 7, 2012 (Sunday). This is not a final date and I am open to suggestions. I will try to be as accomadating dating as possible, but it is hard to please everyone. I am putting out the potential dates now so you can find the time. I know September is a busy month for those with Children so the end of the month should be enough time to get things sorted. In order to end the course before the Holidays start I will need to start no later than September 23rd though. So even though these are potential dates they are most likely going to be the set dates. Everything will be confirmed by August 1st though and registration will be open then. Registration will end 1 week before the classes are to begin.

Taking a Women’s Self Defense class is the BEST Investment you could make for yourself and your personal safety.

It’s too easy to say, “I’ll go to the next one.” If you keep putting it off how do you know it will not be too late. You don’t want to find yourself in a situation where you are wishing you had taken the self defense class. Find the time or make the time for only 3 hours of a day to learn some techniques. It could save your life one day. It could prevent years of emotional and psychological suffer. Your life for 3 hours.

No one likes to believe they will need to learn self defense, but at the same time every woman knows that she probably should. People have a false sense of security when they think they live in a good neighborhood just because it looks nice. Crime happens everywhere and “Attackers” are not always some strange creepy looking guy. They could be your next door neighbor.

Learning how to defend yourself by taking a Self Defense Class is one of the best gifts you could give yourself or a loved one.

It is 3 hours of a single day as opposed to not knowing how to defend yourself and becoming a victim of years (possibly the rest of your life) of heart ache, fear, depression, and maybe even your life. Being a victim of a sexual assault crime is not easy and it is not easy for those who love us because they see the pain you are in and have no idea how to help you.

From her own personal experience, Sharon understands the urgency for women to learn how to defend themselves. All women know they should learn, but it’s so easy to put off. It’s easy to believe it will not happen to YOU. Crime happens everywhere. It happens in public, during the day, in work places, in the stereo typical places, good areas, bad areas, friends and family’s homes, and in your own home.

Sharon wants women to learn her Self Defense Program so much that she is willing to offer you a Money Back Guarantee.

  • 100% Money Back Guarantee if you do not feel you learned any techniques that could save your life
  • 100% Money Back Guarantee if you do not walk away feeling more confident about fighting off an attacker
  • 100% Money Back Guarantee if you feel I did not live up to my word and teach you how to defend yourself
  • 100% Money Back Guarantee if you feel what I show you is crap.
  • 100% Money Back Guarantee if you just did not like Sharon’s Class.

Here’s what you have to do:

take the seminar, practice the techniques taught during the class, work with Sharon in the class, work with the “attacker” if you want (this is optional – see details below), and if you are not satisfied after taking the seminar with Sharon simply ask her right then and there for your money back.

About the Women’s Self Defense Class:

Self Defense for Women is and should be different than self defense for men . Attacks against women are different because our body’s are also at stake. This self defense course will cover basic scenarios of sexual assault, abduction and violence. I will be talking about safety information as well as scenarios of when/where/why attacks can happen. You will learn how to use your strengths to fight off an attacker to escape. This Self Defense class will also cover scenarios closer to a date rape type of scenario which is more common for young women heading off to school.

Sharon’s classes highlight the difference between self defense courses for men and women. When a man attacks a man, he either wants his money or his life. When a man attacks a woman, he either wants her money, her life OR HER BODY. The nature of the conflict is, by definition, hugely different. The size and strength difference is huge between a man and a woman, therefore necessitating a drastic change in strategy from the normal self defense courses available out there to women. A Woman should not attempt to fight directly into the “strengths” of the man who is attacking her. That’s not silly or flawed; it is a smart strategy for anyone.

Sharon’s Women’s Self Defense Classes are non-martial art techniques. Sharon’s Self Defense System was developed from real life scenarios and past victims accounts. The system is also based on the memory aspect of participants from reports after past seminars. Sharon’s Self Defense Classes are designed so every woman, regardless of age, size, and strength can do and complete the techniques taught. It is also made so women walk away remembering the techniques they are taught in the class.

The Women’s Self Defense Program is for women from ages 14 and up. The program is easy and fun to do, but more important, easy to remember. The techniques in Sharon’s Self Defense course are minimalistic with maximum efficiency. The techniques taught are effective and can be done in a few steps so the women can remember them when they leave. Sharon makes sure she works with every woman at the Seminar with every technique taught to ensure they are doing it properly and to answer any questions they may have.

At the Seminar you will receive handouts containing (1) basic safety information, (2) 6 basic self defense principles and (3) a summary of the techniques you learn, plus more.

Lastly, and what makes this Self Defense Seminar unique and a lot of fun on top of the learning environment, the women will have a chance to work with an “attacker.” There will be a male “attacker” for the participants to try out their new skills. After each set of different techniques the women will get to try out and practice what they just learned without having to “pretend” to do the moves. The participants will get to use their new techniques for real. The “attacker” will be padded and the women do not have to worry about injuring anyone. This is the safest way for you to try out the new techniques and skills learned during the seminar. Each person will be given plenty of opportunities to work with the “attacker.” This will also help the participants to remember the techniques further because you will not forget this experience. It is optional so if anyone is uncomfortable they do not have to do this segment of the seminar, but it is recommended. The

Wear something comfortable to move around. We will be working on the mats so no shoes, but you can wear socks. Space is limited so please register early.

 


Self Defense Jenkintown 2012
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Women’s Self Defense Spring/Summer 2012 Update – Level 2 is confirmed! Last Week to Register for Self Defense Class in Jenkintown, Seminar is this Sunday

24 Apr

Women’s Self Defense Seminar Updates for Spring and Summer of 2012 in Montgomery County

First, I have updated the Paypal and hope this will clear up any confusion. I separated and created individual Paypal carts for each location.

Second, For the Jenkintown Location I have also added Level 2 to the menu. The price for Level 2 is at a discounted rate for anyone interested in taking it.  Please see below for more information.

 

Registration for Women’s Self Defense Class:

Self Defense Class Dates – Times – Location:

Women’s Self Defense Level 1

April 29, 2012 (Sunday) at BJJ United 10:00am-1:00pm

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu United
(4 miles outside of Philadelphia on Rt. 611)
428 Old York Road
Jenkintown PA 19046
(215) 886-1079

sharon.bjjunited@gmail.com
(click here for directions to BJJ United)

 

May 6, 2012 (Sunday) At Nicks Gym / Main Line United 8:00am-11:00am

Main Line United – Nick’s Gym
(steps to lower level at end of row of businesses)
600 Old Lancaster Ave
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
(directions to Main Line United here)

Off to College – Women’s Self Defense

July 22, 2012 (Sunday) at BJJ United 10:00am-1:00pm

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu United
(4 miles outside of Philadelphia on Rt. 611)
428 Old York Road
Jenkintown PA 19046
(215) 886-1079
http://www.BJJUnited.com

sharon.bjjunited@gmail.com
(click here for directions to BJJ United)

Women’s Self Defense Level 2

The Level 2 Seminar is set for May 20, 2012.

Please use the paypal menu for Jenkintown.  Level 2 will only be held at the Jenkintown Location.  You can attend Level 2 if you have attended any of my 1 day seminars (Level 1, Off to College, Special seminars at org and schools – all of these are equivalent to Level 1)

Level 2 – Women’s Self Defense

we do a review of Level I as well as add a few details and embellishments on a few of the techniques. We will cover blocks (protecting your face) as well as some variations to the movements. After everyone is feeling comfortable with the review and new information we will move on to what we call the “Mounted” position. It is where someone is sitting on top of you either just sitting there, choking or pinning your down in various ways. This will be a little more physical than Level I, but it is still easy to remember and do. We will also cover a few different forms of grabbing and how to escape from those as well.  The difference with these techniques is that they are more like date-rape type of scenarios.  Or most likely to be attacked by an acquaintance.  I say this because you would most likely have known the person to let them get this close to you in the first place with some of the techniques you will learn in Level 2.  Level 2 is where a situation can get out of hand and not necessarily a sexual assault.  The grabbing scenarios are from the front and from behind.  It covers if someone grabs you over your arms or under and if they pick you up to try to carry you off and how to escape from these holds.

I will also answer and cover any type of scenario I did not show in any of my seminars at your request.  I will also do a quick into to weapons defense in level 2.  What if the Attacker has a gun, knife or baton?  How do you handle this and escape.  What methods can you use to escape from an attacker.  Please note that to learn weapons defense effectively you will need to attend a 6-8 week course, but I would like to show you some things so you can see how to escape from some scenarios and what you can do to escape if you do not know these techniques and how to handle yourself in these situations.

If you have a voucher from a past event you may use it, but I already know the names of the women so just email me if you would like to attend.

May 20, 2012 10:00am-12:00pm (*Must complete Level 1 in order to attend)

Location:
BJJ United
428 Old York Road
Jenkintown, PA 19046
(215) 886-1079

If you have taken a Level 2 in the past you are more than welcome to re-take Level 2 too. The cost is the same as a Level 1 retake at $10.00 per person.

I have included the paypal forms below where you can also register for Level 1 still on this pay and also here at the Upcoming Seminars page on this website.
  
 
For the Jenkintown Location – April 29, 2012 10:00am-1:00pm
 
 


Self Defense Class – Jenkintown
Attendees Names




  

For the Bryn Mawr Location – May 6, 2012 8:00am-11:00pm
 
 


Self Defense Class – Bryn Mawr
Attendees Names




  
If you have any questions please feel free to email Sharon using the form to your right on this site. Thank you!

 
 

Womens’ Self Defense Classes for Spring Summer 2012 in the Philadelphia Area – Montgomery County

This is taken from the Upcoming Seminars page below:

 

Sharon Bonewicz is bringing her Women’s Self Defense Class back to Bryn Mawr’s Main Line, Jenkintown PA in the Philadelphia area!

In this post :

2012 Spring Summer Women’s Self Defense class with Sharon Bonewicz 2 locations this Spring.

First the GOOD NEWS! Sharon Bonewicz will be back at Nick’s Gym in Bryn Mawr on the Main Line this Spring to teach her Women’s Self Defense classes. – Thank you to all the requests, the Self Defense class is back by popular demand! (Thanks Ladies!)

Summer Class date posted below for the young Ladies heading off to College. Parents, give your daughter the gift of Self Defense before sending her off to school. This class is tailored especially for girls in this age group with self defense techniques to cover any uncomfortable situation they may find themselves in while away. Sharon will also discuss the common things to look out for and other scenarios that could lead to sexual assault. Knowledge and Awareness are the first tools a woman needs to defend herself properly.


Taking a Women’s Self Defense class is the BEST Investment you could make for yourself and your personal safety.

It’s too easy to say, “I’ll go to the next one.” If you keep putting it off how do you know it will not be too late. You don’t want to find yourself in a situation where you are wishing you had taken the self defense class. Find the time or make the time for only 3 hours of a day to learn some techniques. It could save your life one day. It could prevent years of emotional and psychological suffer. Your life for 3 hours.

No one likes to believe they will need to learn self defense, but at the same time every woman knows that she probably should. People have a false sense of security when they think they live in a good neighborhood just because it looks nice. Crime happens everywhere and “Attackers” are not always some strange creepy looking guy. They could be your next door neighbor.

Learning how to defend yourself by taking a Self Defense Class is one of the best gifts you could give yourself or a loved one.

It is 3 hours of a single day as opposed to not knowing how to defend yourself and becoming a victim of years (possibly the rest of your life) of heart ache, fear, depression, and maybe even your life. Being a victim of a sexual assault crime is not easy and it is not easy for those who love us because they see the pain you are in and have no idea how to help you.

From her own personal experience, Sharon understands the urgency for women to learn how to defend themselves. All women know they should learn, but it’s so easy to put off. It’s easy to believe it will not happen to YOU. Crime happens everywhere. It happens in public, during the day, in work places, in the stereo typical places, good areas, bad areas, friends and family’s homes, and in your own home.

Sharon wants women to learn her Self Defense Program so much that she is willing to offer you a Money Back Guarantee.

  • 100% Money Back Guarantee if you do not feel you learned any techniques that could save your life
  • 100% Money Back Guarantee if you do not walk away feeling more confident about fighting off an attacker
  • 100% Money Back Guarantee if you feel I did not live up to my word and teach you how to defend yourself
  • 100% Money Back Guarantee if you feel what I show you is crap.
  • 100% Money Back Guarantee if you just did not like Sharon’s Class.

Here’s what you have to do:

take the seminar, practice the techniques taught during the class, work with Sharon in the class, work with the “attacker” if you want (this is optional – see details below), and if you are not satisfied after taking the seminar with Sharon simply ask her right then and there for your money back.

About the Women’s Self Defense Class:

Self Defense for Women is and should be different than self defense for men . Attacks against women are different because our body’s are also at stake. This self defense course will cover basic scenarios of sexual assault, abduction and violence. I will be talking about safety information as well as scenarios of when/where/why attacks can happen. You will learn how to use your strengths to fight off an attacker to escape. This Self Defense class will also cover scenarios closer to a date rape type of scenario which is more common for young women heading off to school.

Sharon’s classes highlight the difference between self defense courses for men and women. When a man attacks a man, he either wants his money or his life. When a man attacks a woman, he either wants her money, her life OR HER BODY. The nature of the conflict is, by definition, hugely different. The size and strength difference is huge between a man and a woman, therefore necessitating a drastic change in strategy from the normal self defense courses available out there to women. A Woman should not attempt to fight directly into the “strengths” of the man who is attacking her. That’s not silly or flawed; it is a smart strategy for anyone.

Sharon’s Women’s Self Defense Classes are non-martial art techniques. Sharon’s Self Defense System was developed from real life scenarios and past victims accounts. The system is also based on the memory aspect of participants from reports after past seminars. Sharon’s Self Defense Classes are designed so every woman, regardless of age, size, and strength can do and complete the techniques taught. It is also made so women walk away remembering the techniques they are taught in the class.

The Women’s Self Defense Program is for women from ages 14 and up. The program is easy and fun to do, but more important, easy to remember. The techniques in Sharon’s Self Defense course are minimalistic with maximum efficiency. The techniques taught are effective and can be done in a few steps so the women can remember them when they leave. Sharon makes sure she works with every woman at the Seminar with every technique taught to ensure they are doing it properly and to answer any questions they may have.

At the Seminar you will receive handouts containing (1) basic safety information, (2) 6 basic self defense principles and (3) a summary of the techniques you learn, plus more.

Lastly, and what makes this Self Defense Seminar unique and a lot of fun on top of the learning environment, the women will have a chance to work with an “attacker.” There will be a male “attacker” for the participants to try out their new skills. After each set of different techniques the women will get to try out and practice what they just learned without having to “pretend” to do the moves. The participants will get to use their new techniques for real. The “attacker” will be padded and the women do not have to worry about injuring anyone. This is the safest way for you to try out the new techniques and skills learned during the seminar. Each person will be given plenty of opportunities to work with the “attacker.” This will also help the participants to remember the techniques further because you will not forget this experience. It is optional so if anyone is uncomfortable they do not have to do this segment of the seminar, but it is recommended. The

Wear something comfortable to move around. We will be working on the mats so no shoes, but you can wear socks. Space is limited so please register early.

 

Self Defense Class Dates – Times – Location:

Women’s Self Defense Level 1

April 29, 2012 (Sunday) at BJJ United 10:00am-1:00pm

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu United
(4 miles outside of Philadelphia on Rt. 611)
428 Old York Road
Jenkintown PA 19046
(215) 886-1079

sharon.bjjunited@gmail.com
(click here for directions to BJJ United)

 

May 6, 2012 (Sunday) At Nicks Gym / Main Line United 8:00am-11:00am

Main Line United – Nick’s Gym
(steps to lower level at end of row of businesses)
600 Old Lancaster Ave
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
(directions to Main Line United here)

Off to College – Women’s Self Defense

July 22, 2012 (Sunday) at BJJ United 10:00am-1:00pm

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu United
(4 miles outside of Philadelphia on Rt. 611)
428 Old York Road
Jenkintown PA 19046
(215) 886-1079
http://www.BJJUnited.com

sharon.bjjunited@gmail.com
(click here for directions to BJJ United)

This seminar is particularly for young ladies heading off to school for the first time or those who have missed my seminars in the past. The techniques are the same as Level 1 with some techniques catering specifically for this age group. In the past this has been a thrown together at the last minute seminar to accommodate worried parents. This year I’m beating them to the punch and adding it into my schedule so the date is set and they can work out theirs so their daughters, sisters, cousins, etc can attend. There will be no alternative dates. If any young lady has already taken this course and would like to retake it or who has taken a Level 1 and would like to take this one too the fee is only $10.00 and Free if you bring a paying registrant. Re-take attendee number is limited to 10 so there is room for new students. Please register or have your friend who you are bringing register asap.

Women’s Self Defense Level 2

The Level 2 Seminar is set for May 20, 2012.

The Level 2 Seminar is set for May 20, 2012.
Level 2 is only being held at the Jenkintown location. Please use the Jenkintown paypal button to register for the Level 2 class. There is a discounted rate for Level 2 because everyone attending will have already taken Level 1 or the equivalent. IF you have attended any seminar with me in the past it was most likely a Level 1 equivalent. IF you have any questions or are unsure, please email me at sbonewicz@gmail.com .

f you have a voucher from a past event you may use it, but I already know the names of the women so just email me if you would like to attend.

 

Registration for Women’s Self Defense Class:

(This is for all dates and locations – Please specify which date and location you will be attending when you register)

 

To Re-Take the Level 1 or Level 2 seminar the cost is $10.00. If you took one of the College Series classes in the past it is equivalent to a Level 1 and are eligible to re-take a Level 1 or College series self defense class.To qualify for a FREE Re-Take class simply bring a friend to take the Level 1 or College Self Defense Seminar. When they register they should submit their name and the name of the person re-taking the course. I will confirm both registrations through email after payment is received. There is space on the Pay-Pal and or a notes field where you can submit the attendees names. Please specify which date and location you are registering for also.Space is limited for re-take students to allow room for new participants. First come first serve.

* For any BJJ United or Main Line United Active Member, there is a discounted rate $25.00 for each participant. You must be enrolled in one of the Martial Arts Programs. Delinquent accounts do not qualify for the discounted rate. Space is limited for Members so please register early, This is a first come first serve basis.

Payment Methods:

  • You can make a cash or check payment in person at BJJ United. Please add a note with your name and email address with the payment so I can confirm your registration
  • You can mail a check to:
BJJ United
c/o Sharon Bonewicz
428 Old York Road
Jenkintown, PA 19046

 

  • or you can pay for the Self-Defense seminar with a credit card using PayPal (see below) * Please note the merchant ID will show as Disrooted on Paypal

 
 
For the Jenkintown Location – April 29, 2012 10:00am-1:00pm
 
 


Self Defense Class – Jenkintown
Attendees Names




  

For the Bryn Mawr Location – May 6, 2012 8:00am-11:00pm
 
 


Self Defense Class – Bryn Mawr
Attendees Names




  
If you have any questions please feel free to email Sharon using the form to your right on this site. Thank you!

 

Women’s Self Defense Class – Bryn Mawr – Jenkintown – Philadelphia Area Spring Summer 2012 –

3 Apr

Womens’ Self Defense Classes for Spring Summer 2012 in the Philadelphia Area – Montgomery County

Sharon Bonewicz is bringing her Women’s Self Defense Class back to Bryn Mawr’s Main Line, Jenkintown PA in the Philadelphia area! 

In this post :

2012 Spring Summer Women’s Self Defense class with Sharon Bonewicz 2 locations this Spring.  I’m still hoping to add a Philadelphia location in the city, but at the moment I do not have a venue for the self defense class.  If you know of a venue please contact me and I will try to book it.

First the GOOD NEWS!  Sharon Bonewicz will be back at Nick’s Gym  in Bryn Mawr on the Main Line this Spring to teach her Women’s Self Defense classes.  – Thank you to all the requests, the Self Defense class is back by popular demand!  (Thanks Ladies!)

Summer Class date posted below for the young Ladies heading off to College.  Parents, give your daughter the gift of Self Defense before sending her off to school.  This class is tailored especially for girls in this age group  with self defense techniques to cover any uncomfortable situation they may find themselves in while away.  Sharon will also discuss the common things to look out for and other scenarios that could lead to sexual assault.  Knowledge and Awareness are the first tools a woman needs to defend herself properly.  


Taking a Women’s Self Defense class is the BEST Investment you could make for yourself and your personal safety.

It’s too easy to say, “I’ll go to the next one.” If you keep putting it off how do you know it will not be too late.  You don’t want to find yourself in a situation where you are wishing you had taken the self defense class.   Find the time or make the time for only 3 hours of a day to learn some techniques.  It could save your life one day.  It could prevent years of emotional and psychological suffer.  Your life for 3 hours.

No one likes to believe they will need to learn self defense, but at the same time every woman knows that she probably should. People have a false sense of security when they think they live in a good neighborhood just because it looks nice.  Crime happens everywhere and “Attackers” are not always some strange creepy looking guy.  They could be your next door neighbor.

Learning how to defend yourself by taking a Self Defense Class is one of the best gifts you could give yourself or a loved one.

It is 3 hours of a single day as opposed to not knowing how to defend yourself and becoming a victim of years (possibly the rest of your life) of heart ache, fear, depression, and maybe even your life. Being a victim of a sexual assault crime is not easy and it is not easy for those who love us because they see the pain you are in and have no idea how to help you.

If I told you taking my class could save YOUR LIFE would you take a Self Defense class?

If you knew someone could show YOU how to escape from an attacker wouldn’t you want to know how to escape too?

Well, here is your chance to learn from a survivor and victim of a rape. She will teach you how to fight off an attacker, escape a situation, and recognize to avoid a dangerous situation before it even starts. Since 2009 Sharon has been dedicating her life to teaching and spreading her knowledge with as many women who will listen and learn.

 

Being a victim of a sexual assault or Rape could be:

  • Depression
  • Low Self Esteem
  • Drug Abuse
  • Alcoholism
  • Fear of Men
  • Fear of Strangers
  • Fear to leave your house
  • Fear to get into your car
  • Feelings of Being Alone – No one understands unless they’ve been a victim
  • Lead to strained Romantic Relationships
  • Lead to Divorce
  • Disconnect from Friends, Family and Yourself
  • Eating Disorders
  • Self Mutilation
  • Suicide
  • Years and Years of feeling or experiencing one or some or ALL of these things.
  • Victims of sexual assault are:
    1. 3 times more likely to suffer from depression.
    2. 6 times more likely to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder.
    3. 13 times more likely to abuse alcohol.
    4. 26 times more likely to abuse drugs.
    5. 4 times more likely to contemplate suicide.

This is just a short list. It could go on and on.

So if you knew of a way that could prevent these things from entering your life all because of one moment in time, wouldn’t you do something NOW to stop it from ever happening to YOU?

Did you know?

  • One in four (1 in 4) girls will be a victim of at least an attempted sexual assault in their college years.
  • 1 out of every 6 women has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape in her lifetime
  • Women between the ages of 16-24 are at the highest risk (4 times more likely than any other age group to be a victim of a sexual assault.
  • A woman of any age can be a victim of a sexual assault.
  • An American is sexually assaulted every 2 minutes (2007 it was 2.5 minutes, now it is 2)
  • About 44% of rape victims are under the age of 18; about 15% are under the age of 12. and 80% are under the age of 30.
  • 73% of rape victims know their assailant [they are NOT a stranger]. (National Crime Victimization Survey, 2005)

From her own personal experience, Sharon understands the urgency for women to learn how to defend themselves. All women know they should learn, but it’s so easy to put off. It’s easy to believe it will not happen to YOU. Crime happens everywhere. It happens in public, during the day, in work places, in the stereo typical places, good areas, bad areas, friends and family’s homes, and in your own home.

Sharon wants women to learn her Self Defense Program so much that she is willing to offer you a Money Back Guarantee.

  • 100% Money Back Guarantee if you do not feel you learned any techniques that could save your life
  • 100% Money Back Guarantee if you do not walk away feeling more confident about fighting off an attacker
  • 100% Money Back Guarantee if you feel I did not live up to my word and teach you how to defend yourself
  • 100% Money Back Guarantee if you feel what I show you is crap.
  • 100% Money Back Guarantee if you just did not like Sharon’s Class.

Here’s what you have to do:

take the seminar, practice the techniques taught during the class, work with Sharon in the class, work with the “attacker” if you want (this is optional – see details below), and if you are not satisfied after taking the seminar with Sharon simply ask her right then and there for your money back.

About the Women’s Self Defense Class:

Self Defense for Women is and should be different than self defense for men . Attacks against women are different because our body’s are also at stake. This self defense course will cover basic scenarios of sexual assault, abduction and violence. I will be talking about safety information as well as scenarios of when/where/why attacks can happen. You will learn how to use your strengths to fight off an attacker to escape. This Self Defense class will also cover scenarios closer to a date rape type of scenario which is more common for young women heading off to school.

Sharon’s classes highlight the difference between self defense courses for men and women. When a man attacks a man, he either wants his money or his life. When a man attacks a woman, he either wants her money, her life OR HER BODY. The nature of the conflict is, by definition, hugely different. The size and strength difference is huge between a man and a woman, therefore necessitating a drastic change in strategy from the normal self defense courses available out there to women. A Woman should not attempt to fight directly into the “strengths” of the man who is attacking her. That’s not silly or flawed; it is a smart strategy for anyone.

Sharon’s Women’s Self Defense Classes are non-martial art techniques. Sharon’s Self Defense System was developed from real life scenarios and past victims accounts. The system is also based on the memory aspect of participants from reports after past seminars. Sharon’s Self Defense Classes are designed so every woman, regardless of age, size, and strength can do and complete the techniques taught. It is also made so women walk away remembering the techniques they are taught in the class.

The Women’s Self Defense Program is for women from ages 14 and up. The program is easy and fun to do, but more important, easy to remember. The techniques in Sharon’s Self Defense course are minimalistic with maximum efficiency. The techniques taught are effective and can be done in a few steps so the women can remember them when they leave. Sharon makes sure she works with every woman at the Seminar with every technique taught to ensure they are doing it properly and to answer any questions they may have.

At the Seminar you will receive handouts containing (1) basic safety information, (2) 6 basic self defense principles and (3) a summary of the techniques you learn, plus more.

Lastly, and what makes this Self Defense Seminar unique and a lot of fun on top of the learning environment, the women will have a chance to work with an “attacker.” There will be a male “attacker” for the participants to try out their new skills. After each set of different techniques the women will get to try out and practice what they just learned without having to “pretend” to do the moves. The participants will get to use their new techniques for real. The “attacker” will be padded and the women do not have to worry about injuring anyone. This is the safest way for you to try out the new techniques and skills learned during the seminar. Each person will be given plenty of opportunities to work with the “attacker.” This will also help the participants to remember the techniques further because you will not forget this experience. It is optional so if anyone is uncomfortable they do not have to do this segment of the seminar, but it is recommended. The

Wear something comfortable to move around. We will be working on the mats so no shoes, but you can wear socks. Space is limited so please register early.

 

Self Defense Class Dates – Times – Location: 

Women’s Self Defense Level 1 

April 29, 2012   (Sunday)  at BJJ United   10:00am-1:00pm

  Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu United
(4 miles outside of Philadelphia on Rt. 611)
428 Old York Road
Jenkintown PA 19046
(215) 886-1079

sharon.bjjunited@gmail.com
(click here for directions to BJJ United)

 

May 6, 2012   (Sunday) At Nicks Gym / Main Line United  8:00am-11:00am

Main Line United – Nick’s Gym
(steps to lower level at end of row of businesses)  
600 Old Lancaster Ave
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
(directions to Main Line United here)

Off to College – Women’s Self Defense

July 22, 2012   (Sunday)  at BJJ United  10:00am-1:00pm

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu United
(4 miles outside of Philadelphia on Rt. 611)
428 Old York Road
Jenkintown PA 19046
(215) 886-1079
http://www.BJJUnited.com 

sharon.bjjunited@gmail.com
(click here for directions to BJJ United)

This seminar is particularly for young ladies heading off to school for the first time or those who have missed my seminars in the past.  The techniques are the same as Level 1 with some techniques catering specifically for this age group.  In the past this has been a thrown together at the last minute seminar to accommodate worried parents.  This year I’m beating them to the punch and adding it into my schedule so the date is set and they can work out theirs so their daughters, sisters, cousins, etc can attend.  There will be no alternative dates.  If any young lady has already taken this course and would like to retake it or who has taken a Level 1 and would like to take this one too the fee is only $10.00 and Free if you bring a paying registrant.  Re-take attendee number is limited to 10 so there is room for new students.  Please register or have your friend who you are bringing register asap.

Women’s Self Defense Level 2

The Level 2 Seminar is a tentative date at the moment.   May 20, 2012.

Not as many women show interest in Level 2 and I hate to waste anyone’s time.  I do not like having to cancel a class for lack of participants.  So the Level 2 will only be scheduled for certain when I have a confirmed amount of women committed to registering.  I only have a Level 2 session maybe once a year so if you are interested please register.  I do not plan on having another Level 2 for quite some time.  At the moment for the Spring May 20, 2012 is the only date i have available.  If you would like to take level 2 please email me at sbonewicz@gmail.com no later than April 15, 2012.  I will let you know on the 16th if the seminar will take place.  You can register through paypal, but there will be a discounted rate since I did not give the option to register for it together with the Level 1.  If you have a voucher from a past event you may use it, but I already know the names of the women so just email me if you would like to attend.  

 

Registration for Women’s Self Defense Class:

(This is for all dates and locations – Please specify which date and location you will be attending when you register)

 

To Re-Take the Level 1 or Level 2 seminar the cost is $10.00. If you took one of the College Series classes in the past it is equivalent to a Level 1 and are eligible to re-take a Level 1 or College series self defense class.To qualify for a FREE Re-Take class simply bring a friend to take the Level 1 or College Self Defense Seminar.  When they register they should submit their name and the name of the person re-taking the course.  I will confirm both registrations through email after payment is received. There is space on the Pay-Pal and or a notes field where you can submit the attendees names.  Please specify which date and location you are registering for also.Space is limited for re-take students to allow room for new participants.  First come first serve.

For any BJJ United or Main Line United Active Member, there is a discounted rate $25.00 for each participant.  You must be enrolled in one of the Martial Arts Programs.  Delinquent accounts do not qualify for the discounted rate.   Space is limited for Members so please register early,  This is a first come first serve basis.

 Payment Methods: 

  • You can make a cash or check payment in person at BJJ United. Please add a note with your name and email address with the payment so I can confirm your registration
  • You can mail a check to:
BJJ United
c/o Sharon Bonewicz
428 Old York Road
Jenkintown, PA 19046

 

  • or you can pay for the Self-Defense seminar with a credit card using PayPal (see below) * Please note the merchant ID will show as Disrooted on Paypal

Women’s Self Defense
Attendees Names




Sharon’s Bio

Sharon Bonewicz is an accomplished martial artist with over 16 years of experience. She is still active and trains as well as teach Judo and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at her Academy. Sharon Bonewicz is only the 13th American woman to be awarded her black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (there are less than 50 in the US)she has competed locally, nationally and internationally winning many titles. Her biggest Brazilian Jiu-jitsu accomplishments include IBJJF and CBJJO Pan American, Mundial (World), and Copa do Mundo (World Cup) medals where she competed on the largest competition stages in the women’s Brown/Black belt divisions, competing against the best athletes in the world.

After retiring from competition Sharon’s focus became teaching and spreading her knowledge to other women. She realized most women were not interested in learning a martial art for self-defense. She spent years researching and found the perfect solution to compliment her training as a self-defense instructor and provide women with an effective and realistic program to defend themselves. Sharon Bonewicz received her certification from Defend University in June 2009 where she has incorporated her experience with their system to create an informative, eye-opening, and realistic self defense program for women.

Sharon Bonewicz has been hosted by many Universities, colleges, high schools, clubs, groups and non-profit orgs as well as gyms in the Tri-State area and Canada to share her knowledge of BJJ and her Self-Defense program with other women. Sharon’s love, dedication and enthusiasm is evident in her teaching. She is always striving to educate herself to improve and evolve with the times in order to provide women with a positive, informative and educational learning experience at her seminars.

Sharon Bonewicz and her husband Jared Weiner share their love of teaching to the community and those who need it. Sharon to women and Jared (who is also in law enforcement) with fellow officers as well as at the Police Academy where he teaches the Defensive Tactics course (He is a certified instructor). This also helps Sharon to stay on top of what is going on in her community.

Last, but not least, Sharon Bonewicz is also a victim and a survivor of a sexual assault. Even though it is something that happened to her when she was 18, it is something that still affects her now. Once something like this happens to you, it changes your entire life and will affect you the rest of your life in some way. This is also why Sharon wanted to teach Women’s Self Defense Classes and why she feels every woman should learn something. This was not the reason Sharon started training in Martial Arts, but maybe it somehow lead her to this path, because without her MA training she never would’ve gotten into teaching the Self Defense. That is what led Sharon to spend years trying to find the right techniques and program. Something all women could learn, do, remember and benefit from without having to train for weeks and months to learn it.

What Sharon Bonewicz teaches today in her Women’s Self Defense is practical, realistic, easy, fun, effective and memorable.

 

 

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“One technique from my Women’s self defense course could make all the difference in a woman’s life and everything that follows that moment in time.”

 

Sharon Bonewicz currently has taught and hosted seminars at the following education facilities in Philadelphia Area alone. Contact Sharon Boneiwcz to schedule a seminar at your school or with your organization.

University of Penn

University of the Sciences, PA

Moore College of Art & Design

Arcadia University

Jenkintown High School

Germantown Friends School

Philadelphia Futures – Rising Stars Program

Berks Community Action Program – Montgomery County

Narberth Women’s Community Club

Private Businesses and Groups

and many more

From past attendees of the Women’s Self Defense Class with Sharon Bonewicz

(all identities of the women who took the self defense class are kept private):

First a real life self defense testimonial from a young lady who took a private lesson with some friends about 3 years ago and was unfortunately put in a situation where she had to use one of the self defense techniques she learned during that lesson.

My name is M.M. I’m a 22 year-old recent graduate of UC Santa Cruz and currently manage a restaurant. I had never taken any BJJ or self defense classes before last Thanksgiving, when some friends and I went to visit our friend in Philadelphia. She had just started training and was very enthusiastic about it. She surprised us with a private class in which the instructor taught us a variety of self defense moves, pairing us up and having us alternate playing the roles of attacker and victim. We were showed a number of ways to defend ourselves depending on which approach the attacker took, and demonstrated how we girls could use our body weight, not necessarily just our strength, to our advantage.

The class was fun and a great workout, and turned out to be extremely useful to me. About a year ago, I was riding my bike to meet a friend at around 10 pm. I was alone on a poorly lit street, and was knocked off my bike when someone threw something into my front tire. A man immediately forced me onto my back and straddled me. I was trying to push him away with my hands, which he was grabbing and trying to hold down. Adrenaline kicked in and I remembered a particular move from the class. Our instructor showed us a move in which, if the attacker is straddling you, you thrust your hips upward, allowing you to bring your knees to your chest, position your feet on that attackers chest, and kick them off of you. That’s exactly what I did, allowing me to make a run for my bike and ride away. I can’t say how grateful I am I took that self defense class. It was not only fun and good exercise, but helped keep me safe as well.

MM

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“I like using the self defense moves on the men. It gave me a sense of how it would feel if I was actually attacked.”

“[The self defense class] Easy to learn, easy to remember, very hands on, very helpful and a lot of fun!”

“Its very practical. You don’t have to focus on technique, its something that comes easily and naturally.”

“It gave real situations where you’re under pressure and showed moves that aren’t easily forgettable.”

“The ability to use the self defense techniques learned against an “attacker” helped with remembering different steps.”

“A lot of information was covered during the self defense course, it was very useful, practical and simple.”

“The repetition, clarity, simplicity of the self defense moves left me with much more confidence and understanding!”

“I liked getting to practice with the suit. It added a little more reality to the situation. I also liked the wide variety of positions/situations we covered.”

“I liked learning many variations of one move. It made me feel like I had more options in my defense. I also liked having the opportunity to practice on a padded “attacker!” It gave me a better sense of how much force I would need to use.”

“The fact that it was hands on and repetitive helped to learn. The “Attack” demonstrations added and edge to cause you to think fast.”

“I felt the information and techniques were practical and that I could do them without special training. I feel that it has raised my level of awareness.”

“I liked that we practiced as if something was happening in a real life situation.”

“I liked that all the moves worked together – It was easy to understand”

“Great women’s self defense seminar! I really enjoyed being able to try out the techniques at the end with the attacker. The techniques were easy to learn.”

“Loved being able to feel and react to an “actual attacker! [during the self defense seminar]”

“Liked practicing random attack’s with the attacker.”

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What Women are saying about Sharon Bonewicz from the self defense lessons & classes:

“[Sharon] great with answering questions.”

“Very informative and answered questions.”

“The skill level of the instructor was very high and informative. Repetition was very helpful and consistency [in the moves].”

“I liked that Sharon did an excellent job at showing and explaining the self defense techniques. Very good and liked actual demonstrations.”

“Detailed and precise instruction at the self defense class.”

“The instructor answered all questions asked fully and demonstrated all the self defense techniques.”

“The instructor was very educated and patient. She took her time and explained everything very slow so everyone could understand.”

“Sharon was very informative and explained every movement during the self defense class.”

“Personalized attention and break down of self-defense techniques helped me to learn and use my strengths to defend myself.”

“The instructor was fantastic. She was not just knowledgeable, but she was fun, engaging and approachable. Sharon was easy to follow and clear in her self defense instruction. The “attacker” was cool too. ”

“Excellent instruction and encouragement. Total respect for participants abilities/size/ages, etc. Real life practice with “Bobby” and time to practice the self defense techniques before learning new skills.”

“Hi Sharon, Hearing great things about your self defense class. Thank you very much for teaching our girls how to stay safe! …” Germantown Friends Select High School parent

” This self defense program really teaches women how to defend themselves and trust their intuition in real life situations. It is quick and easy to learn but is effective and something you will actually remember and use if you ever need it. This program leaves young women with a sense of empowerment because we know WE can defend OURSELVES” – University of the Sciences AST Sorority

“Both myself, my colleague, and our students REALLY enjoyed your workshop. You did an excellent job of helping them to understand self defense principles, basic safety concepts and self defense techniques. They learned a lot, enjoyed practicing on one another and are looking forward to learning more techniques and practicing on your male volunteer! Many of the girls noted that your self defense workshop was one of their favorite Young Women Rising sessions that they participated in this year and are looking forward to working with you in the future. Thank you for helping our students to be more self-aware and empowered!

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More Self Defense Testimonials from past attendees and students at BJJ United:

When Sharon invited my 13 year old daughter, Rosie and I to participate in her FLAG ( Fight Like a Girl) seminar, I had no idea what to expect. Being that I had watched her teach my son, BJJ for more than the past year, I was well aware of her passion, commitment and dedication and I knew, from the agenda that she would present useful information that my daughter and I could both benefit.

I will admit, I was hesitant to attend the self defense class as I am not the most graceful person, and I, at times, lack coordination. I was fearful that I would embarrass myself. Sharon, however was amazing, giving an equal dose of practice, instruction, and application and if she noticed my lack of grace she didn’t acknowledge it. She was patient, as well as knowledgeable and she answered all questions posed to her. I learned that anyone can use the self defense techniques taught, regardless of their physical build, skill level, or previous training.

Hopefully, I will never need to use the self defense skills taught but I am confident that I have the basic competence to identify threats, deescalate possible dangerous situations and defend myself without the need of a weapon if the need arises. FLAG was an extremely empowering high-quality training as well as a positive bonding experience with my daughter and I am grateful to have had the opportunity to attend the self defense class. I look forward to more!
Thank you,
A.A.F.

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My experience with Sharon’s kettlebell and self defense classes are exceptional! I have had the pleasure of being acquainted with Sharon Bonewicz for over 12 years. I am the manager of Maxercise Gym, the first kettlebell gym in the country. I have taken numerous KB classes taught by her. As a fellow Maxbell Level 2 certified instructor, I have gained insights and ideas from her that have assisted me in enhancing my own professional competence. Her workouts are put together well and her explanations and
demonstrations are easily followed. She excels at adjusting the workouts so that athletes and coach potatoes alike can benefit. I’m a competitive athlete and coach in martial arts and her workouts can kick my butt and keep me in my best condition! She’s a competent and tough instructor with a great smile!

But don’t be intimidated; she’s also very compassionate and approachable. As evidenced by her hugely successful F.L.A.G. women’s self-defense classes. After taking her level1 class with 40 other women, I was inspired to get certified in the same program. And I’m someone who has had 20 years of martial arts, and experience with other self-defense curriculums. I encourage every woman to take a class with her to learn this invaluable information. She has a unique style that everyone can relate to. She takes time to customize the presentation to the specific audience and their needs. I was impressed how
easily every one of the 40 women and girls in that class eagerly learned the moves and could follow along. Questions were answered with tact and knowledge.

I would highly recommend any of Sharon’s kettlebell or self-defense classes. She is knowledgeable, approachable, efficient, and effective.

Sincerely,
A.Q.

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“Sharon’s self defense workshops (all levels) are excellent. Sharon is an outstanding and personable instructor with deep content knowledge of women’s self defense. Sharon provides individual feedback and practice with a real person. I have recommended it to several women and all agree that the self defense class is well worth the time and modest fee. I feel confident and prepared in the event I ever need to defend myself thanks to Sharon Bonewicz and her amazing work ethic and instruction!”

Top Qualities: Personable, Expert, Good Value

M.L.F.

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“I highly recommend Sharon Bonewicz as a trainer and self defense instructor.

I have trained with Sharon for almost 5 years in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Kettlebells for almost 2 years. She is outstanding in explaining how to execute positions and creative in applying them in practice. Her attention to key details enables students to get maximum benefit. Sharon’s kettlebell classes are great training sessions that work the entire body to build it up, without tearing it down – the idea of “no pain, no gain” is NOT part of Sharon’s philosophy. I had a big problem with rotator cuff injury, and Sharon’s kettllebell training has made that disappear.

Besides being a great teacher, Sharon is an inspiration. She is one of the most positive people I have ever met, and leads by example through training with great energy and enthusiasm.”

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity

L.H.

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Sharon is an excellent coach and instructor. Her personality, motivating style and expert knowledge make her the ideal choice for anyone looking for an instructor. I highly recommend Sharon to anyone looking to: get in shape with a unique workout, learn self defense or practice the fundamentals of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

M.F.

__________

Sharon Bonewicz is a patient, dedicated, passionate and detailed instructor. Her ability to convey techniques into words sets her above other instructors. She is also a fierce competitor who has placed in the most prestigious tournaments, both nationally and internationally. If you’re ever in Philadelphia and are looking to take your game to the next level, look up Sharon

J.T.

__________

“The self defense class taught by Sharon Bonewicz was very helpful and interesting. Sharon has great energy and she shared her knowledge with professionalism. I really enjoyed her self defense class.”

M.L.

_________

“Sharon Bonewicz recently partnered with us on a promotion for Women’s Self Defense Classes. Feedback was that the classes were informative and fun and very professionally instructed. I would definitely recommend Sharon and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu United gym and classes

R.G.

__________

Sharon Bonewicz is a great instructor to work with. She breaks down complicated scenarios into easy to understand concepts. You can tell if you take any of her classes that she is a professional who truly cares about her students and Women’s Self Defense.

T.F.

Women’s Self Defense Winter 2012 Montgomery County and Philadelphia

18 Jan

Are you prepared for the Unexpected?

Taking a Women’s Self Defense class is the BEST Investment you could make for yourself and your personal safety.

It’s too easy to keep putting it off. I know it’s a sensitive subject and not something we want to think about, but every day more and more women are becoming a victim of a sexual assault crime.

Learning how to defend yourself by taking a Self Defense Class is one of the best gifts you could give yourself or a loved one.

It is 3 hours of a single day as opposed to not knowing how to defend yourself and becoming a victim of  years (possibly the rest of your life)  of possible heart ache, fear, depression, and maybe even your life. Being a victim of a sexual assault crime is not easy and it is not easy for those who love us because they see the pain you could be in and have no idea how to help you.

If I told you taking my class could save YOUR LIFE would you take a Self Defense class?

If you knew someone could show YOU how to escape from an attacker wouldn’t you want to know how to escape too?

Well, here is your chance to learn from a survivor and victim of a rape.  She will teach you how to fight off an attacker, escape a situation, and recognize to avoid a dangerous situation before it even starts.  Since 2009 Sharon has been dedicating her life to teaching and spreading her knowledge with as many women who will listen and learn. 

 

Being a victim of a sexual assault or Rape could be:

  • Depression
  • Low Self Esteem
  • Drug Abuse
  • Alcoholism
  • Fear of Men
  • Fear of Strangers
  • Fear to leave your house
  • Fear to get into your car
  • Feelings of Being Alone – No one understands unless they’ve been a victim
  • Lead to strained Romantic Relationships
  • Lead to Divorce
  • Disconnect from Friends, Family and Yourself
  • Eating Disorders
  • Self Mutilation
  • Suicide
  • Years and Years of feeling or experiencing one or some or ALL of these things.
  • Victims of sexual assault are:
    1. 3 times more likely to suffer from depression.
    2. 6 times more likely to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder.
    3. 13 times more likely to abuse alcohol.
    4. 26 times more likely to abuse drugs.
    5. 4 times more likely to contemplate suicide.

This is just a short list.  It could go on and on.

So if you knew of a way that could prevent these things from entering your life all because of one moment in time, wouldn’t you do something NOW to stop it from ever happening to YOU?

Did you know?

  • One in four (1 in 4) girls will be a victim of at least an attempted sexual assault in their college years.
  • 1 out of every 6 women has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape in her lifetime
  • Women between the ages of 16-24 are at the highest risk (4 times more likely than any other age group to be a victim of a sexual assault.
  • A woman of any age can be a victim of a sexual assault.
  • An American is sexually assaulted every 2 minutes (2007 it was 2.5 minutes, now it is 2)
  • About 44% of rape victims are under the age of 18; about 15% are under the age of 12. and 80% are under the age of 30.
  • 73% of rape victims know their assailant [they are NOT a stranger]. (National Crime Victimization Survey, 2005)

From her own personal experience, Sharon understands the urgency for women to learn how to defend themselves.  All women know they should learn, but it’s so easy to put off.  It’s easy to believe it will not happen to YOU.  Crime happens everywhere.  It happens in public, during the day, in work places, in the stereo typical places, good areas, bad areas, friends and family’s homes, and in your own home.

Sharon wants women to learn her Self Defense Program so much that she is willing to offer you a Money Back Guarantee. 

  • 100% Money Back Guarantee if you do not feel you learned any techniques that could save your life
  • 100% Money Back Guarantee if you do not walk away feeling more confident about fighting off an attacker
  • 100% Money Back Guarantee if you feel I did not live up to my word and teach you how to defend yourself
  • 100% Money Back Guarantee if you feel what I show you is crap.
  • 100% Money Back Guarantee if you just did not like Sharon’s Class.

Here’s what you have to do:

take the seminar, practice the techniques taught during the class, work with Sharon in the class, work with the “attacker” if you want (this is optional – see details below), and if you are not satisfied after taking the seminar with Sharon simply ask her right then and there for your money back.

About the Women’s Self Defense Class:

Self Defense for Women is and should be different than self defense for men . Attacks against women are different because our body’s are also at stake. This self defense course will cover basic scenarios of sexual assault, abduction and violence. I will be talking about safety information as well as scenarios of when/where/why attacks can happen. You will learn how to use your strengths to fight off an attacker to escape. This Self Defense class will also cover scenarios closer to a date rape type of scenario which is more common for young women heading off to school.

Sharon’s classes highlight the difference between self defense courses for men and women. When a man attacks a man, he either wants his money or his life.  When a man attacks a woman, he either wants her money, her life OR HER BODY. The nature of the conflict is, by definition, hugely different. The size and strength difference is huge between a man and a woman, therefore necessitating a drastic change in strategy from the normal self defense courses available out there to women. A Woman should not attempt to fight directly into the “strengths” of the man who is attacking her. That’s not silly or flawed; it is a smart strategy for anyone.

Sharon’s Women’s Self Defense Classes are non-martial art techniques.  Sharon’s Self Defense System was developed from real life scenarios and past victims accounts.  The system is also based on the memory aspect of participants from reports after past seminars.  Sharon’s Self Defense Classes are designed so every woman, regardless of age, size, and strength can do and complete the techniques taught.  It is also made so women walk away remembering the techniques they are taught in the class.

The Women’s Self Defense Program is for women from ages 14 and up.  The program is easy and fun to do, but more important, easy to remember.  The techniques in Sharon’s Self Defense course are minimalistic with maximum efficiency.  The techniques taught are effective and can be done in a few steps so the women can remember them when they leave.  Sharon makes sure she works with every woman at the Seminar with every technique taught to ensure they are doing it properly and to answer any questions they may have.

At the Seminar you will receive handouts containing (1) basic safety information, (2) 6 basic self defense principles and (3) a summary of the techniques you learn, plus more.

Lastly, and what makes this Self Defense Seminar unique and a lot of fun on top of the learning environment, the women will have a chance to work with an “attacker.”  There will be a male “attacker” for the participants to try out their new skills.  After each set of different techniques the women will get to try out and practice what they just learned without having to “pretend” to do the moves.  The participants will get to use their new techniques for real.  The “attacker” will be padded and the women do not have to worry about injuring anyone.  This is the safest way for you to try out the new techniques and skills learned during the seminar.  Each person will be given plenty of opportunities to work with the “attacker.” This will also help the participants to remember the techniques further because you will not forget this experience.  It is optional so if anyone is uncomfortable they do not have to do this segment of the seminar, but it is recommended. The

Wear something comfortable to move around. We will be working on the mats so no shoes, but you can wear socks. Space is limited so please register early.

 

New Seminars:

January 22, 2012  (Sunday) 10:00am – 12:30pm at Wholistic Fitness in North Wales, PA.  Register here 

February 19, 2012  (Sunday) 10:30am-1:30pm – at BJJ United in Jenkintown PA   Register through Paypal below

 

Wholistic Fitness
217 Church Road
N. Wales, PA 19454
(267) 613-8246
info@wholisticfitnessonline.com
January’s date will be held here

 

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu United (4 miles outside of Philadelphia on Rt. 611)
428 Old York Road
Jenkintown PA 19046
(215) 886-1079
sharon.bjjunited@gmail.com
February’s Date will be held here
 

To Register for February 19, 2012 10:30am-1:30pm  please register

 

  • You can make a cash or check payment in person at BJJ United. Please add a note with your name and email address with the payment so I can confirm your registration
  • You can mail a check to:
BJJ United
c/o Sharon Bonewicz
428 Old York Road
Jenkintown, PA 19046

 

  • or you can pay for the Self-Defense seminar with a credit card using PayPal (see below) * Please note the merchant ID will show as Disrooted on Paypal

Women’s Self Defense Fall 2011
Names of Attendees

 

Sharon’s Bio

Sharon Bonewicz is an accomplished martial artist with over 16 years of experience.  She is still active and trains as well as teach Judo and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at her Academy. Sharon Bonewicz is only the 13th American woman to be awarded her black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (there are less than 50 in the US)she has competed locally, nationally and internationally winning many titles.  Her biggest Brazilian Jiu-jitsu accomplishments include IBJJF and CBJJO Pan American, Mundial (World), and Copa do Mundo (World Cup) medals where she competed on the largest competition stages in the women’s Brown/Black belt divisions, competing against the best athletes in the world.

After retiring from competition Sharon’s focus became teaching and spreading her knowledge to other women.   She realized most women were not interested in learning a martial art for self-defense. She spent years researching and found the perfect solution to compliment her training as a self-defense instructor and  provide women with an effective and realistic program to defend themselves. Sharon Bonewicz received her certification from Defend University in June 2009 where she has incorporated her experience with their system to create an informative, eye-opening, and realistic self defense program for women.

Sharon Bonewicz has been hosted by many Universities, colleges, high schools, clubs, groups and non-profit orgs as well as  gyms in the Tri-State area and Canada to share her knowledge of BJJ and her Self-Defense program with other women.  Sharon’s love, dedication and enthusiasm is evident in her teaching. She is always striving to educate herself to improve and evolve with the times in order to provide women with a positive, informative and educational learning experience at her seminars.

Sharon Bonewicz and her husband Jared Weiner share their love of teaching to the community and those who need it.  Sharon to women and Jared (who is also in law enforcement) with fellow officers as well as at the Police Academy where he teaches the Defensive Tactics course  (He is a certified instructor).  This also helps Sharon to stay on top of what is going on in her community.

Last, but not least, Sharon Bonewicz is also a victim and a survivor of a sexual assault.  Even though it is something that happened to her when she was 18, it is something that still affects her now.  Once something like this happens to you, it changes your entire life and will affect you the rest of your life in some way.  This is also why Sharon wanted to teach Women’s Self Defense Classes and why she feels every woman should learn something. This was not the reason Sharon started training in Martial Arts, but maybe it somehow lead her to this path, because without her MA training she never would’ve gotten into teaching the Self Defense.  That is what led Sharon to spend years trying to find the right techniques and program.  Something all women could learn, do, remember and benefit from without having to train for weeks and months to learn it.

What Sharon Bonewicz teaches today in her Women’s Self Defense is practical, realistic, easy, fun, effective and memorable. 

 

 

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“One technique from my Women’s self defense course could make all the difference in a woman’s life and everything that follows that moment in time.”

 

Sharon Bonewicz currently has taught and hosted seminars at the following education facilities in Philadelphia Area alone.  Contact Sharon Boneiwcz to schedule a seminar at your school or with your organization.

University of Penn

University of the Sciences, PA

Moore College of Art & Design

Arcadia University

Jenkintown High School

Germantown Friends School

Philadelphia Futures – Rising Stars Program

Berks Community Action Program – Montgomery County

Narberth Women’s Community Club

Private Businesses and Groups

and many more

From past attendees of the Women’s Self Defense Class with Sharon Bonewicz

(all identities of the women who took the self defense class are kept private):

First a real life self defense testimonial from a young lady who took a private lesson with some friends about 3 years ago and was unfortunately put in a situation where she had to use one of the self defense techniques she learned during that lesson. 

My name is M.M.  I’m a 22 year-old recent graduate of UC Santa Cruz and currently manage a restaurant.  I had never taken any BJJ or self defense classes before last Thanksgiving, when some friends and I went to visit our friend in Philadelphia.  She had just started training and was very enthusiastic about it.  She surprised us with a private class in which the instructor taught us a variety of self defense moves, pairing us up and having us alternate playing the roles of attacker and victim.  We were showed a number of ways to defend ourselves depending on which approach the attacker took, and demonstrated how we girls could use our body weight, not necessarily just our strength, to our advantage.

The class was fun and a great workout, and turned out to be extremely useful to me.  About a year ago, I was riding my bike to meet a friend at around 10 pm.  I was alone on a poorly lit street, and was knocked off my bike when someone threw something into my front tire.  A man immediately forced me onto my back and straddled me.  I was trying to push him away with my hands, which he was grabbing and trying to hold down.  Adrenaline kicked in and I remembered a particular move from the class.  Our instructor showed us a move in which, if the attacker is straddling you, you thrust your hips upward, allowing you to bring your knees to your chest, position your feet on that attackers chest, and kick them off of you.  That’s exactly what I did, allowing me to make a run for my bike and ride away.  I can’t say how grateful I am I took that self defense class.  It was not only fun and good exercise, but helped keep me safe as well.

MM

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“I like using the self defense moves on the men. It gave me a sense of how it would feel if I was actually attacked.”

“[The self defense class] Easy to learn, easy to remember, very hands on, very helpful and a lot of fun!”

“Its very practical.  You don’t have to focus on technique, its something that comes easily and naturally.”

“It gave real situations where you’re under pressure and showed moves that aren’t easily forgettable.”

“The ability to use the self defense techniques learned against an “attacker” helped with remembering different steps.”

“A lot of information was covered during the self defense course, it was very useful, practical and simple.”

“The repetition, clarity, simplicity of the self defense moves left me with much more confidence and understanding!”

“I liked getting to practice with the suit. It added a little more reality to the situation.  I also liked the wide variety of positions/situations we covered.”

“I liked learning many variations of one move. It made me feel like I had more options in my defense. I also liked having the opportunity to practice on a padded “attacker!” It gave me a better sense of how much force I would need to use.”

“The fact that it was hands on and repetitive helped to learn.  The “Attack” demonstrations added and edge to cause you to think fast.”

“I felt the information and techniques were practical and that I could do them without special training.  I feel that it has raised my level of awareness.”

“I liked that we practiced as if something was happening in a real life situation.”

“I liked that all the moves worked together – It was easy to understand”

“Great women’s self defense seminar! I really enjoyed being able to try out the techniques at the end with the attacker. The techniques were easy to learn.”

“Loved being able to feel and react to an “actual attacker! [during the self defense seminar]”

“Liked practicing random attack’s with the attacker.”

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What Women are saying about Sharon Bonewicz from the self defense lessons & classes:

“[Sharon] great with answering questions.”

“Very informative and answered questions.”

“The skill level of the instructor was very high and informative. Repetition was very helpful and consistency [in the moves].”

“I liked that Sharon did an excellent job at showing and explaining the self defense techniques. Very good and liked actual demonstrations.”

“Detailed and precise instruction at the self defense class.”

“The instructor answered all questions asked fully and demonstrated all the self defense techniques.”

“The instructor was very educated and patient. She took her time and explained everything very slow so everyone could understand.”

“Sharon was very informative and explained every movement during the self defense class.”

“Personalized attention and break down of self-defense techniques helped me to learn and use my strengths to defend myself.”

“The instructor was fantastic. She was not just knowledgeable, but she was fun, engaging and approachable. Sharon was easy to follow and clear in her self defense instruction. The “attacker” was cool too. ”

“Excellent instruction and encouragement. Total respect for participants abilities/size/ages, etc. Real life practice with “Bobby” and time to practice the self defense techniques before learning new skills.”

“Hi Sharon, Hearing great things about your self defense class. Thank you very much for teaching our girls how to stay safe! …” Germantown Friends Select High School parent

” This self defense program really teaches women how to defend themselves and trust their intuition in real life situations. It is quick and easy to learn but is effective and something you will actually remember and use if you ever need it.  This program leaves young women with a sense of empowerment because we know WE can defend OURSELVES” – University of the Sciences AST Sorority

“Both myself, my colleague, and our students REALLY enjoyed your workshop.  You did an excellent job of helping them to understand self defense principles, basic safety concepts and self defense techniques.  They learned a lot, enjoyed practicing on one another and are looking forward to learning more techniques and practicing on your male volunteer!  Many of the girls noted that your self defense workshop was one of their favorite Young Women Rising sessions that they participated in this year and are looking forward to working with you in the future.  Thank you for helping our students to be more self-aware and empowered!

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More Self Defense Testimonials from past attendees and students at BJJ United:

When Sharon invited my 13 year old daughter, Rosie and I to participate in her FLAG ( Fight Like a Girl) seminar, I had no idea what to expect. Being that I had watched her teach my son, BJJ for more than the past year, I was well aware of her passion, commitment and dedication and I knew, from the agenda that she would present useful information that my daughter and I could both benefit.

I will admit, I was hesitant to attend the self defense class as I am not the most graceful person, and I, at times, lack coordination. I was fearful that I would embarrass myself. Sharon, however was amazing, giving an equal dose of practice, instruction, and application and if she noticed my lack of grace she didn’t acknowledge it. She was patient, as well as knowledgeable and she answered all questions posed to her.  I learned that anyone can use the self defense techniques taught, regardless of their physical build, skill level, or previous training.

Hopefully, I will never need to use the self defense skills taught but I am confident that I have the basic competence to identify threats, deescalate possible dangerous situations and defend myself without the need of a weapon if the need arises. FLAG was an extremely empowering high-quality training as well as a positive bonding experience with my daughter and I am grateful to have had the opportunity to attend the self defense class. I look forward to more!
Thank you,
A.A.F.

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My experience with Sharon’s kettlebell and self defense classes are exceptional! I have had the pleasure of being acquainted with Sharon Bonewicz for over 12 years. I am the manager of Maxercise Gym, the first kettlebell gym in the country. I have taken numerous KB classes taught by her. As a fellow Maxbell Level 2 certified instructor, I have gained insights and ideas from her that have assisted me in enhancing my own professional competence. Her workouts are put together well and her explanations and
demonstrations are easily followed. She excels at adjusting the workouts so that athletes and coach potatoes alike can benefit. I’m a competitive athlete and coach in martial arts and her workouts can kick my butt and keep me in my best condition! She’s a competent and tough instructor with a great smile!

But don’t be intimidated; she’s also very compassionate and approachable. As evidenced by her hugely successful F.L.A.G. women’s self-defense classes. After taking her level1 class with 40 other women, I was inspired to get certified in the same program. And I’m someone who has had 20 years of martial arts, and experience with other self-defense curriculums. I encourage every woman to take a class with her to learn this invaluable information. She has a unique style that everyone can relate to. She takes time to customize the presentation to the specific audience and their needs. I was impressed how
easily every one of the 40 women and girls in that class eagerly learned the moves and could follow along. Questions were answered with tact and knowledge.

I would highly recommend any of Sharon’s kettlebell or self-defense classes. She is knowledgeable, approachable, efficient, and effective.

Sincerely,
A.Q.

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“Sharon’s self defense workshops (all levels) are excellent.  Sharon is an outstanding and personable instructor with deep content knowledge of women’s self defense.  Sharon provides individual feedback and practice with a real person.  I have recommended it to several women and all agree that the self defense class is well worth the time and modest fee.  I feel confident and prepared in the event I ever need to defend myself thanks to Sharon Bonewicz and her amazing work ethic and instruction!”

Top Qualities:  Personable, Expert, Good Value

M.L.F.

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“I highly recommend Sharon Bonewicz as a trainer and self defense instructor.

I have trained with Sharon for almost 5 years in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Kettlebells for almost 2 years.  She is outstanding in explaining how to execute positions and creative in applying them in practice.  Her attention to key details enables students to get maximum benefit.  Sharon’s kettlebell classes are great training sessions that work the entire body to build it up, without tearing it down – the idea of “no pain, no gain” is NOT part of Sharon’s philosophy.  I had a big problem with rotator cuff injury, and Sharon’s kettllebell training has made that disappear.

Besides being a great teacher, Sharon is an inspiration.  She is one of the most positive people I have ever met, and leads by example through training with great energy and enthusiasm.”

Top qualities:  Great Results, Expert, High Integrity

L.H.

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Sharon is an excellent coach and instructor.  Her personality, motivating style and expert knowledge make her the ideal choice for anyone looking for an instructor.  I highly recommend Sharon to anyone looking to:  get in shape with a unique workout, learn self defense or practice the fundamentals of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

M.F.

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Sharon Bonewicz is a patient, dedicated, passionate and detailed instructor.  Her ability to convey techniques into words sets her above other instructors.  She is also a fierce competitor who has placed in the most prestigious tournaments, both nationally and internationally.  If you’re ever in Philadelphia and are looking to take your game to the next level, look up Sharon

J.T.

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“The self defense class taught by Sharon Bonewicz was very helpful and interesting.  Sharon has great energy and she shared her knowledge with professionalism.  I really enjoyed her self defense class.”

M.L.

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“Sharon Bonewicz recently partnered with us on a promotion for Women’s Self Defense Classes.  Feedback was that the classes were informative and fun and very professionally instructed.  I would definitely recommend Sharon and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu United gym and classes

R.G.

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Sharon Bonewicz is a great instructor to work with.  She breaks down complicated scenarios into easy to understand concepts.  You can tell if you take any of her classes that she is a professional who truly cares about her students and Women’s Self Defense.

T.F.

Women’s Self Defense Class with Sharon Bonewicz – Fall 2011 – Do you need to take a Self Defense Class?

20 Sep

Can you afford to not take a Self Defense class?

Taking a Women’s Self Defense class is the BEST Investment you could make for yourself and your personal safety.

It’s too easy to keep putting it off. I know it’s a sensitive subject and not something we want to think about, but every day more and more women are becoming a victim of a sexual assault crime.

Did you know?

  • One in four (1 in 4) girls will be a victim of at least an attempted sexual assault in their college years. 
  • Women between the ages of 16-24 are at the highest risk (4 times more likely than any other age group to be a victim of a sexual assault.
  • A woman of any age can be a victim of a sexual assault.

 

You can read about my self defense seminar here. You can register for the self defense class here.

Learning how to defend yourself by taking a Self Defense Class is one of the best gifts you could give yourself or a loved one.

It is 3 hours of your life in exchange for years of possible heart ache, fear, depression, and maybe even your life. Being a victim of a sexual assault crime is not easy and it is not easy for those who love us because they see the pain youcould be in and have no idea how to help you.

If I told you taking my class could save YOUR LIFE would you take my class?

If you knew someone could show YOU how to escape from an attacker wouldn’t you want to know how too? 

 

Well I’m that someone.  I am offering you a chance to learn from the best, me. I am giving you a chance to learn how to fight off an attacker, escape a situation, or recognize and avoid one before it even starts.

Read testimonials from past attendees of the Self Defense Seminar I offer and read for yourself what they have to say!

Being a victim of a sexual assault or Rape could be:

  • Depression
  • Low Self Esteem
  • Drug Abuse
  • Alcoholism
  • Fear of Men
  • Fear of Strangers
  • Fear to leave your house
  • Fear to get into your car
  • Feelings of Being Alone – No one understands unless they’ve been a victim
  • Lead to strained Romantic Relationships
  • Lead to Divorce
  • Disconnect from Friends, Family and Yourself
  • Eating Disorders
  • Self Mutilation
  • Suicide
  • Years and Years of feeling or experiencing one or some or ALL of these things.

This is just a short list.  I could go on and on. 

So if you knew of a way that could prevent these things from entering your life all because of one moment in time, wouldn’t you do something NOW to stop it from ever happening to YOU?

Oh you say, I don’t know.  I only teach it.  I’ve been training in Martial Art’s for years!  Over 16 years of my life.   (This happened before I trained and not why I started training, but that’s a different story)

Well I’m going to share with you something I have never told anyone before.  Now the world will know. ::scared::

I’M A VICTIM!  

(I have tears in my eyes right now just thinking about it)

After years of teaching this I realized I need to share this with other women so they understand the urgency of it.  I won’t give you all the details, but I was 18 years old.  It was someone I knew.  It was someone I trusted.  I can recall the night perfectly in my head and even that it was hot and muggy outside.  Something told me to go home, but I didn’t listen to myself and I beat myself up for years for that one mistake I made.

So ladies, if I can offer one piece of advice to you now, TRUST YOUR INSTINCT! (I will go into this in my seminar, but really, just trust it)

I didn’t suffer all of the things above, but I will say that I dealt with it for years on my own.  It was not fun.  I suffered a lot of those things on that list above though.

My goal is to help as many women as possible to fight against this epidemic.  It has been around since the beginning of time and will be here until the end.  It is not going away.   

And now I am going to offer something that I have never done before, I’m going to offer you a

  • 100% refund if you do not feel you learned anything useful in my class. 
  • 100% Money Back Guarantee if you feel I did not live up to my word and teach you how to defend yourself
  • 100% Money Back Guarantee if you feel what I show you is crap.

You can register here or at the bottom of the page for the seminar

 

Below is a list of upcoming Fall 2011 dates for my Level 1. Level 2 has not been announced yet and will hopefully be updated by the end of this week. I’m just waiting to confirm some dates.

My self defense classes have been buzzing around Philadelphia and Cities up and down the East Coast. I’ll be in NY, Brooklyn, Connecticut and locally. I’ve been picked up by a lot of the Universities and colleges here in Philadelphia as well. I have recently added Arcadia University and University of Penn to my list as well as a few others. The only downfall is that I do not have many spare weekends to hold my regular classes for the public so you will not find an extensive list of self defense class dates as in the past.

Women’s Self Defense Seminar Information:

Location:
BJJ United
428 Old York Road (Rt 611)
Jenkintown, PA 19046
 
Date: October 16, 2011 (Sunday)
Time: 10:30am-1:30pm (approximately 3 hrs)
Cost: $50.00 for adults / $30.00 for students (bring ID)
*If under 18 please have a parent or guardian come with you to sign the participation form
 

About the Women’s Self Defense Class:

Self Defense for Women is and should be different than self defense for men . Attacks against women are different because our body’s are also at stake. This self defense course will cover basic scenarios of sexual assault, abduction and violence. I will be talking about safety information as well as scenarios of when/where/why attacks can happen. You will learn how to use your strengths to fight off an attacker to escape. This Self Defense class will also cover date rape type scenarios since the focus is for young women heading off to school.

Payment Methods for Women’s Self Defense Class:

Cash, Check or credit card using PayPal
(*you do not need a Paypal account to make a payment through them – this will allow you to use a CC on a secure site)
  • You can make a cash or check payment in person at BJJ United. Please add a note with your name and email address with the payment so I can confirm your registration
  • You can mail a check to:
BJJ United
c/o Sharon Bonewicz
428 Old York Road
Jenkintown, PA 19046

 

  • or you can pay for the Self-Defense seminar with a credit card using PayPal (see below) * Please note the merchant ID will show as Disrooted on Paypal

 

Women’s Self Defense Fall 2011
Names of Attendees

 

Women's Self Defense at BJJ United with Sharon Bonewicz

Women's Self Defense at BJJ United with Sharon Bonewicz

Please contact Sharon if you have any questions about the upcoming self defense seminar through the side bar on the right or email at sbonewicz@gmail.com . Please email Sharon if you would like to be added to the Women’s Self Defense email list for upcoming seminars and safety information, tips, and techniques.

Women’s Self Defense seminar September 17, 2011 11AM at Wholistic Fitness in North Wales, PA

30 Aug

Women’s and Girls’ Self Defense Workshop

September 17th , Saturday – 11AM-1PM

Workshop by Sharon Bonewicz, an accomplished Martial Artist, Certified Personal Fitness Trainer and Women’s Self Defense Instructor with over 15 years of experience.  Visit Wholistic Fitness’s Website now for more information and to register.  http://wholisticfitnessonline.com/events.php

The Women and Girl’s Self Defense workshop is a 2 hour class open to ages 14 and up. This workshop is specifically designed for women to learn strategies to defend and escape an attacker. Sharon will teach you how to bring your own strengths to a conflict while minimizing the strengths of the attacker with easy to remember movements. The program is very much hands on and fun. Participants will receive a handout containing basic safety information, self defense principles as well as a summary of the techniques you will learn to help you remember what you’ve learned during class. During the seminar an “attacker” will be fully padded for you to practice on. This incredibly empowering workshop is a must have for all women. *Space is limited. Please register early* Cost: $50 Members Cost: $45
Go here to Register

https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ASP/h ome.asp?studioid=17878

 

There are no student discounts, this is an outside facility opening th event up to the public though.  KGB Deals certificates cannot be used here.

 

Please email me for more information on Women’s Self Defense.  The Fall Schedule will be posted soon with some changes too!

Women’s Self Defense Seminar Added for July 31, 2011 at BJJ United in Jenkintown, PA – Montgomery County (Right Outside Philadelphia)

2 Jul

Women’s Self Defense classes at BJJ United against sexual assault.

Due to high demand I have decided to add a Women’s Self Defense Seminar in July on the 31st at BJJ United in Jenkintown, PA ; Montgomery County. I have chosen this date so the young ladies who are heading off or back to school will be able to attend before leaving.

Women’s Self Defense Seminar Information:

Date: July 31, 2011 (Sunday)
Time: 10:30am-1:30pm (approximately 3 hrs)
Cost: $40.00 for adults / $25.00 for students (bring ID)
 

About the Women’s Self Defense Class:

Self Defense for Women is and should be different than self defense for men .  Attacks against women are different because our body’s are also at stake.  This self defense course will cover basic scenarios of sexual assault, abduction and violence.  I will be talking about safety information as well as scenarios of when/where/why  attacks can happen.  You will learn how to use your strengths to fight off an attacker to escape.  This Self Defense class will also cover date rape type scenarios since the focus is for young women heading off to school.

 
 

Payment Methods for Women’s Self Defense Class:

Cash, Check or credit card using PayPal
  • You can make a cash or check payment in person at BJJ United.  Please  add a note with your name and email address with the payment so I can confirm your registration
  • You can mail a check to:
BJJ United
c/o Sharon Bonewicz
428 Old York Road
Jenkintown, PA 19046

 

  • or you can pay for the Self-Defense seminar with a credit card using PayPal (see below) * Please note the merchant ID will show as Disrooted on Paypal

 


Women’s Self Defense July 31, 2011




May/June Level 1 and 2 Women’s Self Defense Seminars in Philadelphia – Bryn Mawr and Jenkintown Montgomery County

20 Apr

2011 Women’s Self Defense – Level 1 & Level II

(click here for more info on the womens self defense programs)

Level I self defense classes dates:

 

May 22, 2011 – 10:00am-1:00pm  in Bryn Mawr at Nicks Gym (confirmed)

Level II self defense classes dates:

June 4, 2011  3:00pm – 6:00pm at BJJ United in Jenkintown (confirmed)

June 5, 2011 10:00am – 1:00pm in Bryn Mawr at Nicks Gym (confirmed)

Self Defense Classes Locations in Philadelphia and Montgomery County:

BJJ United
428 Old York Road
Jenkintown PA 19046

or

Nicks Gym
600 Old Lancaster Road
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

Payment and Options (pre-pay)

Women’s Self Defense classes:

(prepay)

  • A single Level is = $40.00
  • A combo of Level 1 & 2 = $60.00
  • A student price = $25.00
  • A combo student price = $40.00
  • *Students must bring valid ID

Check:

You can send a check to Sharon Bonewicz at either location depending upon where you would like to take the course.

*(Please make sure you send it to the proper location.)

email sbonewicz@gmail.com for more information

 

At the door pricing: single class

  • $50.00 for Adults
  • $30.00 for students.

Pay for your Self Defense class with a Credit card through Paypal (pre-pay):

this is for all the upcoming self defense dates

 

Women’s Self Defense Classes

Mail in check to:

Sharon Bonewicz
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu United
428 Old York Road
Jenkintown PA 19046

or

Sharon Bonewicz
c/o Nicks Gym
600 Old Lancaster Road
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
* please note on paypal it will come up as disrooted being the merchant name.
*PS#2 – If you already took a Women’s Self Defense class Level 1 or Level 2 with me there is a $10.00 retake fee. If you bring a friend it is free. Please have your friend pre-register because the “at door” price is more expensive.
Please email me with any questions about women’s self defense or about the self defense programs I offer, to sbonewicz@gmail.com
Thank you !
Sharon Bonewicz