Empowerment Self-Defense Life Coach Certification (Accredited)


Train coaching clients to avoid confrontation w/ de-escalation, setting boundaries, safety planning & self-defense tools  |  taught by Tasha Ina Church

What you will learn

Strategies, tools, and choices to better equip yourself to teach students and clients these violence prevention strategies.
Better understand your own boundaries, choices, and way of walking through the world.
Trauma informed activities and how to support your clients.
Fundamental skills & practical self-defense moves for everyday living.
Verbal strategies for de-escalation and boundary setting
How to integrate empowerment and self-defense material into your life coaching practice.

skills you will gain

Principles of Self-Defense Self-Empowerment Coaching Tools & Techniques Boundary Setting Strategies Emergency Safety Planning & Tools De-Escalation and Violence Prevention Physical Empowerment and Counter Attacks for Self-Defense
100% online course
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Accredited Course
Accredited by internationally recognized Continuing Professional Development Standards Agency (Provider No: 50134)
Work at your own pace
From Beginner to Advanced
No degree or prior experience required
Subtitles: English

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about this course

Aloha Coaches!

Whether you're an existing life coach and you want to add EMPOWERMENT and SELF-DEFENSE tools to your coaching toolbox OR you are interested in self-defense and would LOVE to teach it to others, you will LOVE this Empowerment Self-Defense Life Coach Certification!

Looking at common attacks people have to face, I pulled the moves that were effective while wearing everyday clothing and that were practical to create workshops and courses which I know to be effective and has saved lives.

This course has been broken down to show how I teach multiple types of attacks:

  • Wrist grabs

  • Lapel grabs

  • Strangleholds

  • Hair grabs

  • Behind the back

  • Against the wall

  • Against the floor

For each type of attack, you will learn multiple self-defense counter attacks, however the course goes beyond that.

Teaching Self-Defense isn't just about teaching physical moves. It is understanding that YOU have a VOICE and that voice has POWER and it deserves to be heard. This is important for clients and students to know. It is about preventative action and empowering yourself to know that in any fight, be it physical, emotional, or psychological, YOU ARE WORTH FIGHTING FOR!

This course is based on 20 years of experience dissecting multiple styles of martial arts and self-defense including: 7 styles of Japanese Martial Arts, Tai Chi, along with doing Warrior Spirit Training with Sylvester Stallone’s Trainer, Jeff Alexander and most recently Empowerment Self-Defense with ESD Global.

The ESD Global’s Empowerment Self-Defense training is a 40-year evidence-based, research-based curriculum designed by women for women and other communities in need and I am proud to synthesize knowledge from that ongoing training into this course!

This course has multiple coaching videos that teach about how I deliver these types of trainings.

I compiled the most common physical attacks that you are likely to face, and have devised several counter attacks to each one. Additionally, self-defense is more than just attacks and counters. It is more than just physical responses and moves. It is also your situational, social, and emotional awareness. It is about learning how to set clear boundaries and how to de-escalate situations before they start. I pulled some of my best tools, strategies, and choices to create this course.

We will go over:

  • Self-empowerment

  • Boundary setting

  • De-escalation

  • Safety planning

We also discuss situational, social, and emotional awareness.

I will be with you along the way with an abundance of videos and course material, providing you EVERYTHING YOU NEED to know, as well as a complete program and workbook materials, in order to BECOME A CERTIFIED EMPOWERMENT SELF-DEFENSE LIFE COACH!

It is my belief that you teach others how to treat you. Something to pass along to your clients and students. With the knowledge, skills, tools, and strategies from this course EMPOWER YOU so YOU can EMPOWER Others!

Check out the previews and enjoy!


"Highly Engaging, Informative and practical. The partner work and Demos were very clear. Excellent Instruction!"

"Thank you for a great course. I practiced getting someone off me and it worked! I almost broke my hubby's Ankle!"

We love getting feedback like this from a student after a course (Minus the broken ankle part!)

"Great Class. I liked it because it was taught by a woman! Great teacher!"

course curriculum
Welcome and Introduction
  • IMPORTANT: Being Trauma Informed
  • The Difference Between Martial Arts and Self-Defense
Principles of Self-Defense
  • The 5 Principles of Self-Defense
  • Always Giving Your Clients Options
  • Empowering Your Clients
  • Doing Your Own Healing Work
  • Your Empowerment Story
  • Empowerment Self-Love
  • Mantra and Morning Routine
  • Tribe and Community
Boundaries, Safety & De-Escalation
  • Boundary Setting
  • Safety Planning
  • Safety Tools
  • De-Escalation
  • What Happens to Your Body After De-Escalation
  • How to Address When Someone is Making You Feel Uncomfortable
Physical Empowerment
  • A Note on Stances
  • Wrist Grabs
  • Lapel Grabs
  • Stranglehold
  • Attack from Behind
  • Against the Wall
  • Floor Attack
  • Behind the Scenes Overview and Culmination
  • Congratulations and Wrap Up!

meet your instructors

Tasha Ina Church

Tasha Ina Church is one of a kind. She has 20 years of self-defense experience, studying 7 styles of Japanese Martial Arts, Tai Chi, and boxing, along with doing Warrior Spirit Training with Sylvester Stallone’s Trainer for the movie Rocky, Jeff Alexander.

She combines her martial arts and coaching experience with real-world application to provide a unique self-defense system that anyone can use to feel safe and empowered, even in heels.

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  • No degree or experience required
  • Official certificate & logo upon completion

Frequently asked questions

Approximately 10 hours including video lectures and independent completion of worksheets (both required).

Life coaching is a non-regulated industry, so there is no license or degree required. There exists no official accrediting institution or governing body in the life coaching industry. There may be organizations that claim to be an official or legal accrediting body; however, this is false. Therefore, anyone can coach based on their own level of comfort with their chosen training and/or past relevant experience. As long as you are not going outside the scope of coaching, such as practicing therapy (for mental health, for instance) you are free to coach as you wish! It is recommended that any coach who is concerned regarding this matter seek advice from his/her state. Life coaches must be aware of and strictly adhere to the appropriate role of a life coach. Life coaches are not licensed mental health care providers or therapists and must not provide medical advice, engage in patient diagnosis, or treat mental illness or trauma. Also, former therapists may receive legal consequences for practicing as a “life coach” while conducting therapy.

No, we are NOT affiliated with ICF (International Coach Federation) or any other life coaching association. We are an independent Life Coach Training Organization. Contact hours, meaning live interactions between an instructor coach and the student, is required for ICF approved programs. We do not wish to include contact hours in our programs because we believe our students enjoy the self-paced, virtual nature of our training programs and the opportunity to receive high quality education at a great price. Also, requiring contact hours would greatly increase the fees we would need to charge for our programs, making them out of reach for many of our students around the world. We believe in the democratization of education, not creating unnecessary red tape and costs.