Women's Self-Defense Course


Be Aware  --  Recognize  --  Avoid  --  Vocalize  --  Escape

The Fifty/50 Women’s Self Defense Course, B.R.A.V.E, is a comprehensive 4-session introductory course that focuses on awareness, recognition, avoidance, vocal response, and escape using simple, yet effective techniques that are easy to retain under stress.  The goal of the course is to empower women and prevent gender-based crimes.  The course will be taught through lecture, case studies, standing & ground fighting techniques, practical application, and scenario based exercises.

The course consists of 4x 2-hour sessions held on Saturday mornings from 9-11am. Courses are open to all women and girls age 16 years and older (age limit due to graphic language). Children younger than 16 years old may be accepted on a case by case basis.  Pre-register and receive a free B.R.A.V.E. T-shirt!


course fee:  $75 (includes T-shirt & Gift of Fear book)

Next Course: March Course rescheduled - Date TBD


Brett Rainey, Women’s Self Defense Head Instructor 

10 Years Law Enforcement Officer

o   SWAT Team Officer

o   Organized Crime Agent

o   Detective, Investigated Numerous Sexual Assaults

o   Former Task Force Agent on the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force

o   Criminal Justice Bachelors Degree

12 Years Federal DoD Experience

o   Certified Combatives & Self Defense Instructor

o   Certified Tactical & Firearms Instructor

o   Multiple High Threat Environment Overseas Tours



15 Years Martial Arts Experience

o   Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt

o   IBJJF Masters World & Pan Am Brown Belt Champion

o   3rd Degree Black Belt, Midori Yama Budokai Jiu-Jitsu

15 Years Military Experience

o   Current Military JTAC, 137th Special Operations Wing (Guard)

o   Former Active Duty United States Marine

o   Multiple Overseas Deployments