STRONG™ Self-Defense

  • STRONG™ Self-Defense

STRONG™ Self-Defense is more than just learning the physical skills to stay safe. 

Our STRONG™ Self-Defense Program in Northampton, MA
teaches internal strength building, assertiveness training and physical self-protection strategies.

This program is perfect for kids, teens and women and men of all ages.

Self-Defense training gives you the confidence to stand strong in your voice, spirit and body.
It offers you simple and effective strategies to speak up for yourself and others; to trust your intuition and turn a "freeze" response into action.

Unlike martial arts classes, where you would train for years to feel like an expert,  
STRONG™ Self-Defense quickly gets you in touch with your primal instinct to defend and protect.

And when you combine that instinctive force with basic self-defense strategies,
you will start to trust that you have what it takes to keep yourself safe.

Inner Strength Training -

“Being ‘Full of Yourself’ is your #1 Self-Protection Strategy”

  • Meditation


  • Breathing Exercises

Assertiveness Training -
“We Teach Others How to Treat Us”

  • Setting Limits
  • Direct and Clear Communication
  • Role Play Everyday Situations

Physical Self-Defense Strategies

“If You Have to Fight, Fight with All Your Might”
  • Running Away is your Best Defense
  • Blocks
  • Targets and Body Weapons


We offer:

  • Workshops at our location or yours
  • Small Group Classes (4-10 students)
  • Large Group Classes (10+ students)
  • Workshops for Schools and Organizations


Copyright 2016 STRONG™ Self-Defense - Nancy Rothenberg



1 ½ - 2 hour Workshops at our Northampton Studio are offered on a Sliding Scale Fee ($0 - $50)
Prices for other Workshops vary depending on length of workshop and number of participants.
Call 413-585-1661 to discuss.
Check out our Schedule for upcoming workshops!
Contact us for more information.


Upcoming Workshops  _______________________  

Women                     Thurs. 8/10  7:30-9:00
Mother/Daughter    Sun.   8/27   1:00-3:00



"You have a wonderful way with words; talking real with a sweet sense of humor.  I left there feeling strong and powerful."
     Sharon Rudnitzky, Woman STRONG™


"Teen STRONG was an engaging, high energy program. The class blended mind and body, building self esteem and valuable skills to diffuse an aggressor. Our students were buzzing about it for days.”               
     Jean-Paul Maitinsky, 
     Magnet Resource  Specialist
     The Springfield Renaissance School


"Nancy is an inspiring badass to us all."
     Grace, Smith College Woman STRONG™