|Sunday||8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.|
|Monday||8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.|
|Tuesday||8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.|
|Wednesday||8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.|
|Thursday||8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.|
|Friday||8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.|
|Saturday||8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.|
A Fighting Chance Self-Defense for Women
About this pro
9 years in business
4 hires on Thumbtack
Marita is a wonderful provider. She was willing to come out to our Church group and volunteered to speak to them about Self-Defense for Senior Adults.Sep 10, 2014Verified
The class helped me so much to feel safer. Marita is a wonderful teacher and has so much experience and knowledge in preventing and surviving an attack. Her instruction is tough enough to help people push through their fears, but also compassionate enough to make you feel comfortable in for some a very uncomfortable situation. The skills I gained just from Phase I were amazing and the confidence I took away from it will be a shining light in my future. Thanks so much Marita!!!!!Jul 10, 2013Marita B.'s reply
Thank you so much!
- How did you get started doing this type of work?Previously, I worked in the Criminal Justice field, first as a Prison Guard, then a Probation Officer, and a Director of a private work release facility. I was repeatedly in contact with sex offenders and witnessed their path of destruction. In order to learn to prevent future abuse, I obtained a Master's Degree in Social Work and provided treatment to sex offenders, their families, and victims of sexual abuse. Following the birth of my children, I decided to stay at home, but I missed being able to help others. I volunteered at an advocacy center for victims of sexual abuse and domestic violence. However, after earning my black belt in karate, I realized that I could "marry" all of my past experience and my new endevors to assist victims, and hopefully help prevent future victimizations by teaching women how to protect themselves. I attained the rank of 2nd Degree Black Belt in Karate in 2013, and I am a 2nd stripe blue belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.