Woman defending herself with technique learned from a self-defense class for corporations, companies, clubs, and individuals


Don't Wait Until it's Too Late!

Prepare to Defend Yourself with our top rated Women's Self-Defense Course!

Women's Self-Defense Course for Corporations, Companies, Clubs and Individuals


Unfortunately, our city's crime problem has reached catastrophic proportions. And while buying a gun might give you peace of mind, unless you're prepared to pull the trigger, you could make a bad situation worse. So, what are the alternatives? Learn some self-preservation tips and tactics from Tim Mousel in this special Women's Self-Defense Course

Defend Yourself!

Information taught in this course is very empowering when you know you have some skills that can enable you to avoid and deal with a violent situation.

The Women's Self-Defense Course we offer will help give you the security and peace of mind in knowing that you can dramatically increase the chances of surviving/avoiding a violent attack. The ability to protect yourself, your friends and your family from dangerous situations is priceless.

This self-defense course has been designed specifically to empower women with the skills, tactics and strategies to survive a violent situation.


What Will I Learn in Your Self-Defense Course?

  • How to avoid a violent confrontation
  • Strategies to trick your attacker
  • Learn to disable your attacker by utilizing your strengths against the attacker’s weaknesses.
  • How to escape the most common grabs and holds
  • Defense against the most common strikes
  • Extensive training about survival on the ground
  • Imagine a 200 pound attacker pinning you on your back…learn how to escape safely
  • Learn to keep you and your loved one's safe



Our quality program has been taught at the following organizations: Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Chevron Corporation, British Petroleum (BP), Coca-Cola Foods, Shell Exploration and Production Company, Schlumberger, Technip, BMC Software, United States Sports Academy, University of Northern Iowa, Houston Community College, Lone Star College, Sam Houston State University, Memorial Hospital System, Accenture, Houstonian Lite, Catholic Charities and many smaller companies, Home Owner Associations (HOA's) and women's groups.

Reviews From Our Happy Participants

One of the best experiences I've ever had to ensure my future safety..., April 25, 2022
Reviewer: Natali H from Houston, TX

(5 Stars)
The Women's Self Defense class instructed by Tim was by far one of the best experiences I've ever had to ensure my future safety for not only myself but my daughters.

Tim is passionate about his work and sharing his knowledge with others and it is evident in his instruction. He provided real-world scenarios to help us visualize possible encounters and more importantly, he was hands-on and interactive - slowly demonstrating each step.

The other moms in the class have only positive feedback - so grateful to have taken the course for themselves and their daughters. I give Tim a strong 5-star rating and I'm so happy to have these new tools to defend myself.


We loved the stories and the instruction and, of course, the demonstrations., July 24, 2019
Reviewer: Claire from Cypress, TX

(5 Stars)
Tim, thank you for the crash course in self defense this morning. Who knew the eyeball gouge is the first order of physical defense (after the Stop stance)?

We loved the stories and the instruction and, of course, the demonstrations. Your physical fitness is also an ideal we can try to emulate. You had us not only cringing, but also laughing. Quite an art as a presenter.

Thank you again for coming to LIFE and sharing your experience and expertise. I still am amazed at how many fight stories you had for us. Here's to safety!


All the participants agreed that the class was very informative and they would highly recommend it to others., February 09, 2018
Reviewer: Kelly from Houston, TX

(5 Stars)
I discovered Tim Mousel's Women's Self Defense course while searching online for a class for my high school senior daughter and me to take. After reading about Tim's impressive qualifications and the great reviews, I booked a private class with him for us and twenty of our closest friends.

All the participants agreed that the class was very informative and they would highly recommend it to others. So much so, we've booked Tim again for a refresher course. I feel relieved knowing my daughter will be leaving for college empowered with the knowledge and skill she learned from Tim on how to defend herself in any situation.


First Time Self-Defense Class Attendee, August 13, 2012
Reviewer: Vernita Runfeldt from Houston TX USA

(5.00 Stars)
Tim was very thorough and professional while being encouraging. He was matter of fact about what can be a frightening topic and made the defense methods seem like something any woman can learn and practice.


Very necessary information for any woman, July 24, 2011
Reviewer: S. McGrath from Houston TX

(5.00 Stars)
I took the self-defense class last week and I learned so much--not just techniques for defending myself but a level of awareness that I have not had up to this point. I left feeling more confident in my abilities to avoid harmful situations and more confident in my abilities to defend myself if need be.


Leaves you with a feeling of empowerment, October 04, 2010
Reviewer: Michelle from Houston TX

(5.00 Stars)
This class leaves you with a feeling of empowerment. Tim makes you very comfortable & being that you are in a room with women it is a very relaxed atmosphere. By taking this 2hr course you are taught multiple techniques of how to escape from different situations if you are ever forced to use them. My teenage sister & I took this class together - we'd love to take a more in-depth course with Tim to improve on what we learned. Definitely will recommend to all women I know!


Informative class!, April 04, 2013
Reviewer: Amanda from Texas

(5.00 Stars)
The class was very good and helpful. It is a great introduction into the world of Self Defense training. Our instructor (Tim Mousel) was very good with explaining and coaching the techniques introduced. I would recommend this instructor to future students of Self Defense.


Can't Attend?

If you're unable to attend, we've got a couple of other options for you...

No problem, you can now purchase a DVD of a Women's Self-Defense Class given at Sam Houston State University. While watching a DVD isn't as good as attending a course there is still a lot that can be learned from watching this DVD. If you practice the skills presented in the DVD you can improve your chances of surviving an attack.

Click the play button above to see a short clip of the class

Purchase the Women's Self-Defense Course for Online Viewing

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How to Schedule a Private Course

For details on sponsoring a program for your corporation, business, club or small group, please contact Tim Mousel at tim@defend.net. Our Contacts page contains additional contact information. Group discount rates are available. The self-defense course can be held at our facility in downtown Houston, Texas or at your location. If you're not located in Houston, no problem, we can come to you!

Mousel's Self-Defense Academy offers professional training in Women's Self-Defense. Self-Defense Programs are available to groups as small as four or as large as a thousand. Length of the programs vary from one to six hours with the recommended course length being 2 hours.

Our courses are backed by a 100%, no questions asked, satisfaction guarantee.

Courses can be tailor designed for your specific needs.

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Mousel's Self-Defense Academy has been bringing Houston the very best in martial arts instruction since 1990. Although our techniques are based on century old knowledge, it is our application of that knowledge that sets MSDA apart. We realize that each of you possess different natural abilities; size and strength will vary from person to person, etc. That is why once that you have acquired a strong foundation and ability in the basics, our program is individualized to match you physical capabilities in order to maximize your self defense skills. Should the need ever arise you will possess a firm understanding of exactly what it takes to do both mentally and physically defend yourself or your loved ones.

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About The Instructor

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Tim Mousel


Tim Mousel


Having started training in martial arts in 1980, Tim created this Woman's Self-Defense Course in 1988. It has been constantly evolving and improving. Read More...