Positive Self Defense (PSD)

Positive Self Defense (PSD)

5.0 (2)
3 hires on Lessons.com
1 employee
17 years in business

About this pro

We are passionate, educators, and excellent teachers and instructors. 

TEDx Speaker

We provide customized training self Defense and Awareness training programs to our clients.

We have over 40 years in the areas of self-defense and awareness.  Our instructor has expert knowledge and experience in Martial Arts and various levels of self-defense basic and advance. 

We work with women, men, teens, and youth.  We work with groups and individuals.

Here are a few of our clients:  Google, Girls Scout of America, Sexual Assualt Victims' Advocacy Service, Private Companies, Non-profits organizations, Housing Unlimited Inc., Law Enforcement, National Guard, etc.

We are one of the best!

Assisting my client (s) to reach and meet their goals. We have been teaching combative arts for over 30 years. We have multiple black belts in Jujutsu, Karate, hold ranking in judo, Japanese sword and certified in defensive tactics, rape aggression defense basic - advance, resisting aggression defensively for children, etc. 

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Woodbridge, VA 22193
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2 Reviews


  • Nikki Smith

    very infomative and empowering

  • Barry Parker

    It's practically and easily usable the same day you learn especially if you unfortunately have to be in a situation to use it. Besides the physical skill set you have receive the mind set to deal with critical life scares.

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Finding out what the client is looking for and then finding out if we are a good fit for them. Then provide them with an excellent program the meets and exceeds their goals.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have over 40 years of training in the field of Personal Self-defense. I am an instructor of Personal Safety Defense, Law Enforcement Defensive Tactics, Rape Aggression Defense - Basic - Adavnce, Resisting Aggression Defensively, Karate, Jujutsu, Judo and other areas of defense. Over the years I have instructed for major organizations to personal one on one training programs and sessions.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Prices vary depending on the needs of the clients. 

How did you get started teaching?

I started at the age of 9.  My parents wanted me to learn how to defend myself. I have been training ever since. Now today I still train and teach martial arts, self-defense, and motivation. 

What types of students have you worked with?

My clients come from every walk of life. Men, women, and children.  I have worked and do work with individuals, groups, small and large businesses, schools, colleges, and organizations.

Like Google, Army National Guard,  Franciscan Missionary Service, National Girls Scouts of American, Library of Congress Apartment complexes, etc

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I am very fond of teaching people period.

Did a workshop for the Library of Congress it was a lot of fun. I am also presently training self-defense session for a martial arts school in the DMV area.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Know what you want then be ready and be open to learning new things.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

That depends on what the clients want to get from the training.

Lessons offered

Self Defense Classes Leadership Development Training