At Higher Calling Martial Arts, we believe that training in self-defense should be an important part of everyone’s lives, but especially for teen girls and women.

We offer introductory Self-Defense Seminars that give basic self-defense information and tactics, but firmly believe that the more training you receive and the more often techniques are practiced, the better outcome an individual will have if they need to physically defend themselves.

With this fact in mind, we have developed a special program just for teen and adult women that focuses on Self-Defense. This program is offered when based on requests. In this program, we will educate students on safety and how to effectively defend yourself. We equip you techniques and knowledge that could one day save your life. The training includes, but is not limited to, the techniques taught in our regular martial art classes but also include techniques specific to the needs of women. We train in a safe, fun environment without the need to “test” for the next belt striving for a goal of “black belt”. This program takes the focus off of "belt rank" and puts the focus on the ability to reduce you chances of becoming a victim.

Ladies’ Self-Defense students are not required to be regular HCMA students. Anyone can attend!

Instruction for women by women!

  • 1 out of every 3 women will be sexually assaulted in their life.
  • The risk of rape is 4 times higher for women ages 16-24.
  • Most rapists are not murderers. Of the women who choose to fight back, fewer than 9% sustain more injuries than a cut or bruise.
  • The majority (80-90%) of sexual assaults are date / acquaintance rapes.
  • Only 11% of rapes involve the use of a weapon.
  • 78 women are being raped each hour.

College Statistics:

  • 1 in 4 college women surveyed have been victims of rape or attempted rape.
  • 85% of rapes on campus are acquaintance rapes
  • 42% of raped women said they expect to be raped again.

Mental Consequences:

  • Approximately 27% of women who were molested develop PTSD.
  • Estimated 33% of all rape victims develop major depressive disorders and contemplate suicide (17% attempt suicide).