JTR’s Women’s Self-Defense “WSD” program empowers members with effective combat tools for survival. This true “functional fitness” program will leave your muscles feeling sore, but that’s how you know you are building real strength.

Get ready for this moderate to high-intensity workout activities. Our training curriculum is derived from proven evidence-based techniques and strategies to employ close-quarters counter-attacks and escape techniques.WSD members gain self-confidence and a presence of situational awareness and preventative safety measures through education.

Our instructors include police officers and combative experts that can teach you “how-to” to avoid being targeted and respond with power. WSD – a mind and body experience that will leave you with the essential survival skills.



The WSD program is not a martial arts class, and therefore there are no martial arts uniforms or belts worn. Instead, there are a series of core strength and power-strike drills and more drills. Get it!

WSD Class activities may include: repetitive strikes on pads or training dummies, moving into various fighting positions or orientations (front, rear, standing, kneeling, or while laying on your back).

This program is highly effective for women living in an urban environment that are part of a vulnerable population with increased safety risks while doing activities like running, nightlife, dating, and traveling alone.

Our self-defense tactics give you more self-confidence, they can be applied at a moment’s notice or in any environment to protect yourself from harm. 

Master Don, the school owner, and lead instructor is also a doctor of physical therapy who has 40 years of experience in martial arts but has designed the WSD curriculum with simplicity and maximum impact. Senior Instructor Amanda and Officer Davis (MPD) are instructors that know how to bring out your highest energy by pushing you to new limits.We place top priority on our members’ safety participating in classes and learning techniques that ultimately can be used to inflict pain or serious bodily injury if used in self-defense.

The Weekly Classes run every Tuesday & Thursday from 6 – 7 PM / Saturday 9 – 10 AM

Training Seminars

Schedule a Group Workshop for Self-Defense & Safety Education

Your group will learn evidence-based prevention, and protection tactics in this specialized training workshop. Our “WSD program gives you critical life-saving skills. Take control and assume the role and responsibility to be your first responder by being prepared to take action. 

Learn how to fight back against sexual assault, domestic violence, and acts of aggression. This unique program will give you critical information and effective tools. Are you ready and willing to protect yourself if ever attacked?

The Women’s Self-Defense (WSD) program hosts “Self-Protection” one-day workshops for women and girls ages +12 and older.  We invite you, and your loved ones to schedule a private group class or attend a workshop to pick up these critical life skills & get educated.  

“My daughter is graduating high school and is headed to college, We wanted her to be prepared before potential risks,  to defend herself from any sexual assault or rape. JTR WSD program did just that! As a mother, we organized our friends together and attended a self-defense workshop. It is super fun, thought-provoking, and empowering. I feel that all girls should take a class before leaving home.”  – Julia Stoveil (2021)

THE NEXT - Women's Self-Defense Crash Course

 Saturday, September 17th, 2022, 12:00 - 2:00 PM

Kids Jujustu Program

Women's Active self-protection Workshop

Combat Jujustu Program

Our qualified team includes: a former federal agent, combative experts,  law enforcement officers who will share educational information, speak to the hard lessons of life and prevention practices. 

You’ve never taken a self-defense class like this before. We’re gonna show you close-quarters combat of techniques that you can use on day one that will empower you to defend yourself. Come prepared to work out on our mats in comfortable attire. This moderate to high-intensity workout can be challenging but you can move at your own pace. We’ll show you techniques and then you will get to work by executing forceful strikes against our training equipment. This is a complete mind, body, and spirit activity so come out and join the fun. 

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Past Event – Women’s Self-Defense 

 Mini Boot Camp – 4 Wk Training Program

July 26th – Aug 20th, 2022

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4429 Wisconsin Ave,
NW Washington DC 20016


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