Basic Ground Defense for Teenage Girls & Women of All Ages


Basic Ground Defense for Teenage Girls & Women of All Ages

Learn what it takes to defend yourself from the ground, in common life threatening situations.

This workshop focuses on women’s self defense techniques that are used if you have been knocked to the ground and/or an attacker is on top of you with or without an edged weapon. These techniques are designed to help women deal with potentially dangerous situations (such as: muggings, rape, bullying, spousal abuse, and other violent encounters).

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$59 per person

🗓️ Sunday, August 8th, 2021

🕑 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM


📍Riddle Defense Training Facility
1000 NW 1st Ave #5
Boca Raton, FL 33432

Open to women of all levels and physical ability, who are over the age of 13. No prior experience necessary.

Course Cancellation Fee / Upon Sign-Up: Your payment is non-refundable. If you must cancel, you may apply the cost of the course to any other upcoming class within the calendar year. There is a late cancel fee for this course of $10 per person (1 week or less prior to the course date).

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What You Will Learn:

  • Situational Awareness “Color Codes”
  • Dangers of Being Taken to the Ground
  • “Falls” How to Protect Yourself During Impact
  • Ground Defense Positions & Movements
  • Ground Choke Defense
  • Grounded Edged Weapon Defense
  • How to take techniques learned and apply them during hands-on training in various scenarios in our simulated training house
  • Creating realism and adrenal response, self defense techniques will be practiced using full-contact against heavily padded attackers (trained role players) in a simulation training environment. This type of learning helps to create “automatic” reactions


  • athletic clothing
  • athletic gym shoes (no hard sole shoes)
  • optional: mouthguard

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Meet The Instructor

John Riddle is a Retired Sergeant who served with the West Palm Beach Police Department. During his 28 years of service he has worked as a Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer and Road Patrol Supervisor. John is certified in the State of Florida to teach Defensive Tactics and Firearms to Law Enforcement officers.

In 1989, John tried out and was selected to become a member of the SWAT Team for the West Palm Beach Police Department where he served for 16 years. He instructed the SWAT Team’s defensive tactics program, firearms and tactical entry. He worked for 13 years on the Entry Team and 3 years as a Sniper Team Leader. In 1996, John was selected as a member of the CAT Team; a street level narcotics unit that performed drug buys, wrote search warrants, conducted prostitution stings and worked tactical patrol duties in high risk areas.

John’s teaching career began in the mid 1980’s when he was assigned as a Combat Arms Training Instructor (CATM) in the United States Air Force Marksmanship Unit. During his Air Force career John taught firearm skills to Air Force Security Police, Air Force Base Law Enforcement Personnel, Para Rescue units and Combat Controllers. Click here to view John's full bio and certifications