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The C.L.A.S.S. Self-Defense program focuses on teaching self-confidence to children ages 8-13 and teens ages 14 - 18, through conflict resolution, verbal and physical self-defense approaches, and step by step formats. Through various scenarios children learn the benefits of self-defense and are taught to determine which self-defense response would best deal with each given situation.

The C.L.A.S.S. Self-Defense program is sequential, developmental and age appropriate, and allows for both group and individual participation by the students.

"While all children have the right to defend themselves in any threatening situation, most lack the knowledge and ability to do so effectively."

C.L.A.S.S. self-defense is offered as a solution to this problem.


Private and Semi-Private Lessons!

Please email or call for availability of dates and times.

Private lessons are $75 (youth and teens) for 1 full hour.

Semi-Private (2-3 children) youth lessons (ages 8-13) are $65 per child per hour.

Teen programs are also available for teenagers 14-18 years old!

Semi-Private teen lessons are $65 per person per hour (2-3 participants).

A group rate of only $40 per person is available for a 2-hour youth or $50 per person for a teen seminar. Must have a minimum of 6 participants.

We have special youth and teen package deals!

Private 3-lesson package is $200 and Private 5-lesson package is $330

Semi-private 3-lesson package = $185 per person. Semi-private 5-lesson package = $300 per person.

C.L.A.S.S. Self-Defense is located in Los Angeles, California, specifically in Lake Balboa (near Sherman Oaks and Encino). Youth organizations in the Los Angeles, Orange and Ventura Counties can contact C.L.A.S.S. for special 2 hour or 3 1/2 hour weekend or afternoon program sessions. After-school programs are also available in the Los Angeles county area. Please check schedule for upcoming sessions.

Pre-registration is required. 2-hour introductory programs are held at various Los Angeles sites, the C.L.A.S.S. Program home location or your home site. A minimum of 6 children (youth or teens) and a maximum of 25 children may attend each session. Larger groups are also available with additional instructors. Program fees vary depending on the number of sessions desired, length of each session and site locations. Regular 2-hour program costs $40 per youth and $50 per teen.

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Examiner.com, May 17, 2009 - Parents must read!
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TaeKwonDo Times Featured Article - March 2010
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Los Angeles Register - June 4, 2014
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Listen to the interview on BlogTalkRadio with Susan Pascal - Child Safety at home and in schools.


School assemblies are available at certain times of the year. You can schedule a 45 minute assembly for your elementary or middle school. For information on availability and prices, please contact us.


The entire program is now available as a book and video. Check out Janet's award-winning book, "I Need to be SAFE: I'm Worth It."

Book Reviews
Santa Monica Daily Press, May 23, 2009
American Chronicle, May 14, 2009
AllBooks Review, April, 2009


Take advantage of the special "scout discount" for the 2-hour workshop programs available during your scout meeting times or weekends.

With a minimum of 10 chldren, you can now offer this program for only $34 per child. (That's $6 off (15% off) the regular price!)

Topics included are:

  • Approached By A Stranger
  • Keeping Your Distance
  • Where To Go For Help
  • Getting a description
  • How to escape if grabbed
  • For every scout workshop, Janet will offer a 25% discount on her award-winning book "I Need to be SAFE: I'm Worth It!", so each child can practice these techniques and more at home with their parents.

    C.L.A.S.S. Self-Defense has teamed up with The Friendship Circle of Los Angeles

    Since February 2009, Janet has been teaching the C.L.A.S.S. Self-Defense Program with added karate techniques to participating "special needs" girls ages 6-18 at The Frienship Circle of Los Angeles

    The GIRLS KARATE CLUB is a martial arts/self-defense program for Jewish girls that aims to improve self-discipline, self-esteem and physical fitness, in a warm and compassionate environment while serving as a strategy for building friendships.

    Each session runs 10 weeks during the school year and 8 weeks during the summer months.

    For information about The Girls Karate club, please contact:

    The Friendship Circle of Los Angeles • 9581 W. Pico Blvd. #102 • Los Angeles, CA 90035

    Editorial Written By A Parent


    It is a sad commentary that we even have to ask ourselves "if it is possible to keep our children safe." The reality is that it is each of our responsibility as parents to do whatever we can to insure the safety of our children. The fact is children are small, they are weaker than their attackers, and they are vulnerable. However, they are not defenseless if we arm them with the appropriate tools. The key to our children's safety is to give them these specific tools so that they 1) never enter that car; 2) never grab that hand; and 3) so they know how to get away before they are grabbed. That ability to safely flee is the key to their survival and the survival tools that they are given through the C.L.A.S.S. self defense program. The C.L.A.S.S. self defense program was created by Janet Goliger, an elementary school teacher who is also a black belt in Karate and is a certified physical education teacher. The purpose of the C.L.A.S.S. program is to provide our children with the self-confidence and the self-defense tactics that are required in order to keep themselves safe. Through the C.L.A.S.S. program, the children work through various real life situations. The children learn to determine which self defense response would best deal with each given situation. The children are taught how to defend themselves if they are approached by a stranger, if they are followed by a car or a van, if they are grabbed by an abductor, abused by a bully, etc., learning the techniques, they practice and become successful at doing the techniques to make sure your child is not the next victim. The C.L.A.S.S. program is a sequential developmental curriculum and age appropriate, so that the kids "get it". Janet's biggest concern is that "while all children have the right to defend themselves in any threatening situation, most lack the ability to do so effectively." CLASS SELF-DEFENSE PROGRAM was developed as a solution to a horrific problem.

    For more information, please contact C.L.A.S.S. using the link below or call 818-990-9909.

    C.L.A.S.S. Self-Defense
    16815 Gault Street
    Lake Balboa, CA 91406

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