Women’s Self Defense Workshop

UMA hosts one free Women’s Self-Defense Seminar every 3 months.

Date: Determined by those registered
Time: Monday or Friday evening, Saturday or Sunday
Seminar length: 1.5hr
Location: Unbridled Martial Arts studio

Each quarter, UMA conducts a free self-defense course for the community. We schedule the date based on a consensus of the participants. Club membership is not required. Instructor Rob Eis’ assault prevention program is a 90-minute workshop designed exclusively for the needs of women. All equipment is provided.

Would you and five other friends like to brush up on your self-defense skills? Notify us by filling out the reservation form below and we will find a date that works for everyone.


How it works

All participants must pay a $10 reservation deposit in advance that will be refunded after attending the workshop.
No-shows who do not cancel their reservation 48 hours in advance will not be refunded.

  1. Fill out and submit the registration form at the bottom of this page.
  2. Shortly after submitting the form, you will receive an online survey inviting you to select which dates work best for you.  Pick as many as you like*.
    Over 120 different time slots are made available to choose from every quarter!
    (see example photo of the online scheduling survey below)  Women's Self Defense Workshop online scheduler example
  3. Once a minimum of 6 people have agreed on a date & time, you will receive an email request for a $10 reservation fee via check or PayPal.
  4. Once all fees are collected, the date is set in stone.
  5. A final email will be sent with a waiver & directions. (Be sure to check your spam folder so you don’t miss it.

* Note: It is helpful to have a full week’s notice once the date is selected. There must be enough time for checks to arrive & clear.

If the minimum amount falls below 6 attendees due to cancelations, the workshop will need to be rescheduled.

For those who choose to use PayPal, a PayPal service fee (less than $1) that UMA is charged will be subtracted from the reservation amount upon your refund.

About the course

All equipment is provided. Approximately 50% of the class is physical and 50% is lecture/discussion oriented. It isn’t entirely technique based; I teach more about Tools, Targets, and Tactics. I address many of the unpleasant realities of common assault situations such as when a man grabs a woman by the hair or when an assailant tries to bring a woman to the ground.


Much of this course focuses on the prevention of an assault and therefore never having to get physical.

Whichever physical technique is taught, we practice it slowly and safely, gradually building the intensity in a controlled, supervised environment. The methodology I teach is a simple format to remember. It is designed so that it can easily be passed on and shared with other women in your life: daughters, girlfriends, and mothers.

For six years I was a corrections officer and court transporter for juvenile offenders so I have a unique perspective on violent crime, predatory mindset, and the legal ramifications of use of force in self-defense. I also earned state certifications as a Defensive Tactics instructor for law enforcement agencies.

I can customize this course to any needs you would like addressed. I’ve taught this course to companies, which aids in team building, and I’ve provided it to groups of girlfriends, where it became a confidence booster and bonding experience.

Each quarter registering opens two weeks in advance.  In other words, those who register by mid-September will be scheduled into the Fall quarter workshop.  
Fall Quarter
 = October to December
Winter Quarter = January to March
Spring Quarter = April to June
Summer Quarter = July to September

What’s been said about this workshop:

“It supports and encourages a person’s own common-sense approach while showing simple techniques that build confidence.” – attendee

“We not only had a great time but also learned many skills that could help if ever threatened or unsafe.” – attendee

An ounce of prevention beats a pound of cure.

Benjamin Franklin

Every Tuesday and Thursday night for the past six months, I have attended martial arts classes with Rob Eis at Unbridled Martial Arts. As an active community member, parent and small business owner, finding the time to attend class isn’t always easy, but it is always worth the effort. Unbridled Martial Arts has had a very positive affect on the way I approach physical fitness and life in general. Having never participated in martial arts during my youth, I was reluctant to begin a program as an adult. I have several friends who participate in traditional martial arts programs, and have witnessed their training sessions as well. I knew that the traditional approach was not for me. Unbridled Martial Arts offers an informal, yet well-orchestrated learning environment for adults whose primary goal is to learn technique, effective stretching methods, and self-defense strategies. Rob Eis uses a blend of styles to achieve those goals. From the first night of class I was learning the proper fighting stance. I was throwing punches, executing kicks and using knees. Instead of throwing punches into the air, I was paired with a partner who provided me sensory feedback by holding pads for me to land my blows. In addition to immediately learning new skills, I was getting a good workout and having fun while I was at it. Rob has proven to be a humble and competent teacher. He works well with students of all abilities, taking time to make sure each individual executes each technique properly. I have never left class feeling as though I didn’t learn something new. I look forward to the next six months of instruction from Rob at Unbridled Martial Arts!

~ Jon McGrath

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