Don’t be fooled by one-weekend self-defense seminars.
Only through a regular schedule of training can you achieve the muscle memory necessary to protect yourself.
What students say
I love the Dangerous Damsels program! The women's instructor Monica has an amazing teaching style and helps women become stronger and more confident in even just one class. You are constantly learning so much and the women (and men) here are so welcoming and supportive. There is no other gym I would rather attend. This is truly a home and great place to train. I am so proud to be in the Dangerous Damsels program.
The Dangerous Damsels program developed by BJJ and Judo black belt Monica Brogan empowers women with first class instruction in women’s self defense. It is a safe and welcoming setting for women to learn techniques that are derived from BJJ and judo and to effectively defend themselves against potential attackers. This program sets itself apart from other self defense programs by allowing participants to learn new techniques each week as well as continuing to practice techniques learned over prior weeks. I strongly urge all women looking to protect themselves to join the Dangerous Damsels program!
The Dangerous Damsels women’s self-defense program is unique in that, instead of trying to hit or kick, we learn to use position, timing and leverage to defeat a larger and stronger opponent. Because these techniques take consistent practice to master, our course consists of 12 classes and women are encouraged to take 2 sessions to earn a pink belt. Repetition and review are part of every class, so that what we learn truly becomes second nature. Monica’s vast knowledge and sense of fun makes every class informative and enjoyable, and it's a great opportunity for best friends, sisters, or moms and daughters to learn a valuable skill together. It’s also a great way to meet new people in an accepting, supportive, empowering environment. I highly recommend this class for any woman, regardless of previous training or fitness level.
Monica Brogan is Pennsylvania’s first dual black belt in both BJJ & Judo. She is the founder of the Dangerous Damsels Women’s Self Defense Program with affiliates in Harrisburg, York and Scranton, Pennsylvania.