Self Defense for Women and Children

Safety tips, prevention information, verbal and physical techniques.



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Every parent fears that their child will be bullied, abducted… or worse. In 2003 Tracie Arlington, a mother and a black belt in Taekwondo, realized there was a need for self defense training for women and children that were not in the martial arts. So PlayItSafeDefense was born!

Are your days packed with sports or school activities and you just can’t fit in one more thing? Maybe you missed your child's PlayItSafeDefense class and want to practice the techniques at home? Or maybe you live outside of the Southern California area but still want to learn self defense techniques? We got you!


Now you can learn & practice PlayItSafeDefense VERBAL & PHYSICAL techniques from the comfort of your own home, whenever you want!


Dr. Phil, July 2019

"This is what impressed me about you; the reason that out of all the self-defense experts in the country I invited you on to the show in 2009 and now. That you recommend role-playing with your children." Dr. Phil


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Your Instructor

In 2003 Tracie Arlington, a mother of two and a black belt in Taekwondo realized there was a need for self defense training for women and children that were not in the martial arts. So PlayItSafeDefense was born!

Tracie is a strong advocate of child safety and self defense training. She has been teaching self defense since 1998, and is a certified national instructor for the Women’s Self Defense Institute. Tracie has taught hundreds of thousands of children, teens and women through Girl Scout and Boy Scout troops, teen groups, colleges, high schools, local businesses, school assemblies and after-school programs. She has been a guest on Dr. Phil, The DOCTORS TV, and the Dr. Phil in the Blanks podcast. Play It Defense is looking for Licensees outside of San Diego County: https://www.playitsafedefense.com/licensees/