Violence against women is a global problem!

  • According to the World Health Organization (WHO), nearly 1 in 3 women (35 %) worldwide have experienced physical and/or sexual violence by any perpetrator in their lifetime.

  • Intimate partner violence is the most common form of assaut, with 30 % of women in a relationship reporting they have experienced some form of physical or sexual violence by their partner; 137 women are killed by a member of their family every day. 

  • Adult women account for nearly half, 49% of all human trafficking victims detected globally.

  • * 15 million adolescent girls worldwide aged 15 - 19 years have experienced sex by force.

  • The COVID 19 pandemic; restricted movement, social isolation, and economic insecurity have significantly increased women’s vulnerability to violence in the home worldwide. Calls to helplines have increased fivefold. 

Course curriculum

This program, will teach you the physical skills, but as well the right mind set to defend yourself in a real attack. Every video, we cover awareness, mind set and as well and when necessary, simple yet effective fighting technics you need to fight off any attacker.

  • 1

    10 Most Common Attacks

    • Wrist Grab

    • Hair Pull

    • Take Down

    • Front and Rear Choke

    • Sucker Punch

    • Bear Hug

    • Rear Naked Choke

    • Ground Fighting

    • Escape from Mount

    • Attack from Behind on the Ground

The #1 Self Defense Program For Women In The World

Nick Drossos and Helen Stranzl have over 20 years of experience in the field of personal protection. This program will give you the confidence to fight off any attacker!

  • Fear and Stress Management

  • Situational Awareness Training

  • Verbal Defense and De Escalation Tactics

  • Simple and Practical Offensive Striking

  • Rape Prevention Training

  • Realistic Scenario Training

Empower Yourself Today!

A self defense program proven and pressure tested to teach you all the skills you need to survive. No gimmicks, fancy moves or unrealistic technics that don't work in high stress situations. Real self defense that will keep you and your loved ones safe. Join the community of women, who are taking control of their fears!

  • Mind Set

  • Striking Fundamentals

  • Ground Fighting

  • Survival Skills

  • Common Attacks

  • Scenario Training

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Public Speaking

2020 Women's Self Defense Summit

With over 20 years of experience in the field of personal protection for women. Nick Drossos was invited to speak on 2020 Women's Self Defense Summit on the most common topics prevention and awareness and fear management.

The Graceful Warrior Project

10% Off All Sales From The Shield Program Is Given Back To The Community

The Graceful Warrior Project is a 501c3 nonprofit that empowers women in some of the most dangerous and oppressive places for women in the world. We do this by teaching girls how to defend themselves through our four pillars of empowerment: Physically, economically, intellectually and spiritually, and all through local and indigenous leadership!


  • What level of training do I need to take this course?

    This course is a beginners level, but open to anyone who wants to learn practical self defense. The technics are based on gross motor skills, so you don't need to be in top shape or an expert martial artists to learn to attack and fight off an attacker.

  • Can my 16 year old daughter take this course?

    This self defense program is for girls as young as 16 and as old as you want to learn to defense yourself.

  • How can I train these courses?

    Each course we have breakdown of the lessons, and give you training tips, from awareness to striking. You can train some of the lessons on your own, and even with a friend.

  • How will this program build my confidence?

    This course will build your confidence, buy addressing some of your greatest fears, and breaking them down. The lessons, will empower you, by teaching you life saving survival skills.

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Real World Self Defense

Train to be prepared!

Learn life saving self defense technics that are practical, and reality based. Don't live in fear anymore, empower yourself and make the choice to stand your ground and fight with everything you got!
Mind Set to Striking


What Women Have To Say About The Course!

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Life Saving Lessons!

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Won this great course in a giveaway and I'm thankful for learning over an hour of life saving lessons when it comes to self defense by the great Nick Drosso...

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Won this great course in a giveaway and I'm thankful for learning over an hour of life saving lessons when it comes to self defense by the great Nick Drossos and the Austrian beast, Helen Stranzl!

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