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Start the NEW SCHOOL YEAR off with a new Self-Defense Program for Kids and Teens!

C.L.A.S.S. Self-Defense is a physical education curriculum designed for physical education teachers and classroom teachers to promote safety education to elementary students and to incorporate within their existing curriculum.

C.L.A.S.S. Self-Defense provides children with:

  • Self-Confidence
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Verbal and physical self-defense approaches

C.L.A.S.S. Self-Defense provides teachers with:
  • Step by step lesson plans
  • Easy to follow formats
  • Problem solving/Role playing techniques
  • Self-Defense techniques

National Physical Education Standards

As a member of SHAPE America, NAGWS and NASPE for over 30 years, Janet takes pride in keeping with a quality physical education curriculum and supporting the National Standards in both the C.L.A.S.S. Self-Defense program and in her physical education classes.

C.L.A.S.S. Self-Defense incorporates the National Physical Education Standards within its entire curriculum, keeping in mind that physical activity, skills, knowledge of the benefits of physical activity, and the values of physical activity are continuously offered throughout the C.L.A.S.S. Self-Defense program.

The following SHAPE America National P.E. Standards are identified within the C.L.A.S.S. Self-Defense program:
  • Standard 1: The physically literate individual demonstrates competency in a variety of motor skills and movement patterns.
  • Standard 2: The physically literate individual applies knowledge of concepts, principles, strategies and tactics related to movement and performance.
  • Standard 3: The physically literate individual demonstrates the knowledge and skills to achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical activity and fitness.
  • Standard 4: The physically literate individual exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others.
  • Standard 5: The physically literate individual recognizes the value of physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression and/or social interaction.

California Teachers!

This program meets California State Standards for ALL physical education grade levels: elementary, middle school, and high school! Click here to get the list of standards for each grade level.

Physical Education Model Content Standards for California Public Schools



The NEW C.L.A.S.S. Self-Defense Curriculum for Middle School and High School Teens

ARE THEY SAFE? - C.L.A.S.S. Self-Defense Curriculum For Grades 7-12

This secondary physical education curriculum for Middle School and High School students is specifically designed for teenagers 14-18 years old concerning situations faced by this age group in today's society.

Topics include: Peer Pressure, Shakedowns, Harassment, Approached by Strangers, Being Followed, Road Rage, Internet Safety, Cyber Bullying and step-by-step Physical Techniques appropriate for this age group.

The step-by-step lesson plans guide the teacher through each lesson, and includes discussion questions, student involvement, problem solving and role-playing.

Each lesson will give the student a new outlook for being proactive, safe, and defending themselves, by viewing, discussing, analyzing and practicing the various skills and techniques taught during each lesson.

Teach your students self-confidence through conflict resolution, verbal and physical self-defense approaches, and easy to follow lesson formats. Empower your students with the skills and techniques necessary to defend themselves from attackers.

This curriculum complies with the NASPE physical education standards and the Physical Education Model Content Standards for California Public Schools.

Book Publicists of Southern California

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Industry Recognition of Writers In the News

I Need to be SAFE: I'm Worth It!

How to Protect Your Child from Danger

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Saving children's lives!

August 2009 Featured Book of the Month at AllBooks Review

Book Reviews

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

C.L.A.S.S. Self-Defense in the News!

La Canada Valley Sun - June 6, 2014
Los Angeles Register - June 4, 2014
Crescenta Valley Weekly, November 17, 2011
TaeKwonDo Times Featured Article - March 2010
Examiner.com, May 21, 2009
Examiner.com, May 17, 2009
Glendale News-Press, November 3, 2007

News Videos

ABC7 New Los Angeles - February 9, 2004
Univision 34 Los Angeles - KMEX - July 20, 2006
IRWIN Awards Interview - October 18, 2007
Listen to my interview on BlogTalkRadio with Susan Pascal - Child Safety at home and in schools - June 24, 2009

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Mission Statement

C.L.A.S.S. is dedicated to providing teachers and students with self-defense techniques that work, and for students to develop inner strength and self-confidence to enable them to be safe in today's society.

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