Is your safety important to you?
What you will learn in the three-hour introductory course:
Other courses offered:
1 hour lecture on Personal Safety - $200 (for unlimited attendees)
3 hour Intermediate and Advanced courses in Personal Safety and Self Defense include more hands-on practice with realistic scenarios, ground fighting, working with padded attackers, dealing with multiple attackers and weapons.
$150 per person (if less than 10 people attend), or
Groups larger than 20 will be split to ensure comprehensive training. Rates for more than 20 people will be negotiated with Ms. Tropp.
In addition to learning these skills, the course will cover simple, effective techniques to maintain your safety during a physical confrontation. The course will be conducted in a friendly supportive atmosphere geared toward everyone regardless of physical abilities or limitations.
"The class was GREAT! I thought Nhumey did a really good job giving
us very applicable tips and techniques. I feel more confident about my
defense skills and more aware of potentially dangerous situations. The
hands-on part was essential and have been raving about it ever since."
Strategies for Personal Safety can provide everything needed for the course at your location. A private space, preferably at least 20 ft. by 20 ft. is needed for the hands-on portion. If your location does not meet this requirement, other arrangements will be made.
Ms. Nhumey Tropp, 6th Dan is owner and chief instructor of Seattle Martial Arts.
Master Nhumey Tropp has been training in the martial arts for more than 30 years and heads her own school. She has been involved in teaching awareness and self defense for the past 20 years. Her effective teaching style combines warmth and inspiration.
Master Tropp holds an MPH (Master of Public Health) from the University of California, Berkeley and is a graduate of the University of Washington Physician Assistant Program. She works as a PA in a local hospital Emergency Department.
Comments from participants of Strategies for Personal Safety
"There's a fine line between empowering a person to act and paralyzing
her with fear. You hit it right in the middle, with a reasonable and
balanced style of teaching. You're also good with shy people and
"I'm glad that WRQ sponsored the class - it certainly taught me that
I do have choices in defending myself when I need to. Thank you!"
"The course made me realize that though most women have the potential
power to defend themselves against attack, they do not have the
techniques required to do so. Before this course I didn't realize
my own strength because nobody taught me how to apply it."
"The course gave me the confidence in the power that I have to try
and defend myself if the need arises. Ms. Tropp presented various
situations in a sensitive way but at the same time, using an honest
down to earth approach. I now feel that I have the option of
defending myself and not just submitting to the situation. I feel
lucky to have taken this course."
"The course was very valuable. It gave me confidence in my strength
and how to apply it. It made me realize how we all have the capability
to defend ourselves to a certain degree but that we have to know the
"I loved the self defense course. The techniques I learned are
very easy to remember and since we tried them out ourselves, I know