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     REALITY BASED SELF DEFENSE FOR                         WOMEN ages 16 years and older

  • ​How & why women are attacked

  • Vulnerable areas of a womans' lifestyle

  • What assailants look for in their victims

  • Awareness & setting appropriate boundaries

  • The 4 "A's" of self defense

  • Where to strike & how to strike

  • Frontal attacks & attacks from behind



Firearms training

  • NRA First Steps & Basic Pistol Shooting (prerequisite to PPITH and PPOTH)

  • ​NRA Personal Protection In The Home

  • NRA Personal Protection Outside The Home

  • Concealed Carry Permit Classes

  • Assistance With Finding The Firearm That's Right For You

  • How to Carry Concealed as a Woman

  • Private Instruction

G.R.I.T. Defense programs

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Refuse to be a victim


Improve your personal safety strategies with NRA's Refuse To Be A Victim Program.

Learn the personal safety tips & techniques you need to avoid dangerous situations and avoid becoming a victim.

Topics include:

  • Home Security

  • Personal Security

  • Automobile Security

  • Workplace Security

  • Technological Security


G.R.I.T. DEFENSE is dedicated to empowering women to live confidently through education and skill development in firearms and self-defense training that is designed for  women by  women.   

Training with G.R.I.T. DEFENSE will :
  • help you become comfortable and confident with your firearm
  • teach you firearm safety and basic shooting skills
  • improve your current shooting skills
  • teach you how to assess potentially dangerous situations 
  • educate you in avoidance, escape & effective REALITY BASED self defense
  • show you how to use your strength as a woman
  • help you find the best concealed carry options & tools that fit your lifestyle
  • teach you how to get to your concealed firearm quickly and safely
  • educate you in Arizona & federal laws of firearm ownership and use in self defense situations
  • ​give you options in how to educate your children in firearm safety