I liked the phys­i­cal parts. I learned how to fight and be more con­fi­dent. - Anony­mous


I liked how I got to learn about how to talk to peo­ple before phys­i­cal stuff. I learned how to stay con­fi­dent and pro­tect myself in harm­ful sit­u­a­tions. Thank you! - Anony­mous


I real­ly enjoyed the fight­ing and learn­ing how to use my voice. It was super fun and I’m real­ly glad I took this course. I learned how to do elbow strikes and the dif­fer­ence between self-pro­tec­tion and self defense and why it’s impor­tant. - Anony­mous


I liked hang­ing out with oth­er girls. I learned to defend myself if some­one tried to hurt me and what to do if some­one approached me. — Anonymous


I enjoyed get­ting phys­i­cal, how to block, and how to dodge. - Anony­mous


I liked every­thing. It was super fun. I learned how to knee and elbow, kick and hit. - Anony­mous


I liked see­ing a con­fi­dent woman using her voice to show me how to pro­tect myself. I learned how to knee some­one real good and use my voice because I’m not used to being loud. - Anony­mous


I liked how we cov­ered both ver­bal and phys­i­cal skills. I learned how to pro­tect myself in an alter­ca­tion and how to pre­vent one. - Anony­mous


I real­ly liked the phys­i­cal learn­ing and learn­ing new tricks that will help me defend myself. I learned to be les scared of used my voice and yelling. I also learned many new tech­niques. - Anony­mous


I liked being hands on and get­ting to feel com­fort­able and empow­ered around all the oth­er girls. I learned how to speak up to for myself and fight if it were need­ed. - Anony­mous


I liked debunk­ing the myths, empow­er­ing women to feel con­fi­dent in all sit­u­a­tions, giv­ing hands on oppor­tu­ni­ties for prac­tice, giv­ing us the tools to pre­vent first. — Anonymous


All felt very prac­ti­cal, real­ly enjoyed the phys­i­cal aspect, liked how you kept it real (no sug­ar coat­ing or instill­ing fear), would rec­om­mend, loved it! - Anony­mous


Fan­tas­tic class! I learned so much and real­ly appre­ci­at­ed the hands-on prac­tice. I looked for­ward to part 2.- Anony­mous


Liked your real approach. Good sol­id info. Awe­some you’re here to empow­er women. - Anony­mous 


I liked your open­ness. Good ideas for pro­tec­tive mea­sures. Well done. Thank you. - Anony­mous


Had fun. Prac­ti­cal and infor­ma­tive. Empow­er­ing. Can’t wait for part 2. — Anonymous


The­o­ry behind pre­ven­ta­tive mea­sures work. Your real-world sto­ries and expe­ri­ences. Your abil­i­ty to make me feel com­fort­able.  Sug­ges­tions of what to do in your house to pro­tect your­self. Hands on prac­tice of the self defense moves. — Anonymous


(Liked) Ener­gy, advice, tips, prac­tice, your exper­tise. Thank you. — Anonymous

Inter­ac­tive com­po­nents, real world take­aways, expe­ri­enced teacher, learned about fake taser. — Anonymous

I feel more empow­ered. Makes being a woman not so pow­er­less. Great eye opener.Wanting to learn more. – Anonymous


Good ener­gy. Good info. I will be much more aware and visu­al­ize sce­nar­ios. 3 hours flew by. – Anonymous


Kept it real­is­tic. Liked the the­o­ry. Thank you very much. You are amaze­balls. – Anonymous


Great info! Good arti­cles to show it can hap­pen here. Loved the demos and part­ner exer­cis­es. Kris is dreamy. – Anonymous


Loved hands on approach. Taught us dif­fer­ent strate­gies as they came up. Liked the slide show and info pro­vid­ed. Up beat ener­gy. Loved learn­ing about the “get gone” and how inef­fec­tive bear spray is. Encour­ag­ing. – Anonymous


It’s a scary sub­ject and emo­tion­al but the humor and laughs help­ing learn­ing scary sit­u­a­tions. I liked the hands on and try­ing new sce­nar­ios. I like that you came up to us indi­vid­u­al­ly and tried the sce­nar­ios with us. – Anonymous


Liked how well every­thing was explained. Prac­tice and tips were good. Good ideas for being more aware of your sur­round­ings. — Anonymous


I thought this was going to be pret­ty lame but it was actu­al­ly very infor­ma­tive and well deliv­ered. It was help­ful hav­ing the “legal” per­spec­tive. Made me rethink sim­ple items I can use if need­ed. It was pret­ty awe­some. Thanks! — Anonymous


I liked how the real arti­cles to show real things hap­pen­ing. The activ­i­ties as a group with our voic­es was awe­some. — Anonymous


Thank you for shar­ing your knowl­edge with us. I learned a lot. Pow­er­point slides were easy to fol­low. — Anonymous


Good, strong, well mod­u­lat­ed voice. Lots of good info and good use of time. I like the sheepdog/ sheep/ wolf metaphor. Its great that this course was taught by a woman, because pre­vi­ous sim­i­lar work­shops I’ve attend­ed were pre­sent­ed by men. - Anony­mous


Liked… The account­abil­i­ty lad­der, media infor­ma­tion, street inter­views, advan­tages of being a woman, and breath­ing. - Anony­mous


It was awe­some. Very infor­ma­tive, well pre­sent­ed, and fun! - Anony­mous


Excel­lent work­shop! - Anony­mous


So much great info! Easy to remem­ber and great deliv­ery. — Anonymous


Well done! Thank you! — Anonymous


Great con­tent. Enjoyed the humour in your deliv­ery. - Anony­mous


Great ener­gy. I learned a lot. Thanks.- Anony­mous


I liked doing the stance/ actions. Great course! - Anony­mous


Very knowl­edge­able  Pos­i­tive atti­tude. Rel­e­vant con­tent. Good prac­tice and exam­pled. — Anonymous


I loved the hands on prac­tice. Thank you! – Anonymous


Empow­er­ing. Encour­ag­ing. Infor­ma­tive. Kris, you are a very pow­er­ful pres­ence and I appre­ci­ate you using this to empow­er oth­ers. – Anonymous


Every­thing was very help­ful. – Anonymous


It was great for first do pre­ven­tion and then prac­tice “fight­ing back” after. – Anonymous


The way you show you just love what you do- great deliv­ery. Very help­ful tools learned today. Thank you! – Anonymous


Lots of infor­ma­tion. Help­ful. – Anonymous


Empow­er­ing. Clear instruc­tion. Unex­pect­ed humor. – Anonymous


(Liked) All the feed­back and the actu­al phys­i­cal con­tact. Great atti­tude. F bombs! Feel Empow­ered! – Anonymous


Approach­able instruc­tor. Empow­er­ing. I feel more aware. – Anonymous


Great tac­tics. I can actu­al­ly use when out in the real world. I have tied kick­box­ing and although it teach­es fight­ing it does not teach real life sce­nar­ios. – Anonymous


Won­der­ful. Learned a lot. This should be offered to high school girls. – Anonymous


Sim­ple mem­o­rable prac­tice. Reit­er­at­ing impro­vised weapons. Talk­ing about keep­ing back to wall and sit­u­a­tion­al aware­ness. Actu­al hit prac­tice. – Anonymous


Don’t give your back”- great. Very real sit­u­a­tions- enjoyed very much. Fan­tas­tic! Thanks! – Anonymous


(Liked) The hands on por­tion; phys­i­cal­ly uti­liz­ing the tips and tech­niques. Easy atmos­phere. Ques­tions encour­aged. – Anonymous


Learn­ing the rea­sons “why” preda­tors choose their prey. Using tech­niques and tac­tics that actu­al­ly work. Feel­ing com­fort­able to ask ques­tions and give feed­back, etc. Thank you! – Anonymous


(Liked) The account­abil­i­ty lad­der. Behav­iours. Make it hap­pen. Find solu­tions. Embrace/ Acknowl­edge real­i­ty. – Anonymous


I would rec­om­mend the “Fight Back for Women” to all women. The skills you learn in the sem­i­nar are invalu­able in giv­ing you those few extra sec­onds to stun your attack­er and get away. Your con­fi­dence in your abil­i­ties to defend your­self will increase and you will learn prac­ti­cal tech­niques to pro­tect your­self. Hope­ful­ly, you will nev­er have to use what you learn, but they are good skills to have at your dis­pos­al. — Anonymous

Thanks again for a great course — I def­i­nite­ly walked out feel­ing much more informed, con­fi­dent, and strong. I’d nev­er been ‘allowed’ to hit or kick hard before, and it was lib­er­at­ing and makes me feel like I can fight like hell if I ever need to defend myself against some­one. I’m also walk­ing around now, try­ing to be more aware and pro-active when it comes to keep­ing myself out of sketchy sit­u­a­tions and run­ning sce­nar­ios and plans in my head. So, thanks! — Anonymous

Real­ly great course. Lots of great tips and prac­tice! — Anonymous

Awe­some work­shop! Com­bines knowl­edge with hands on exer­cis­es. — Anonymous

I real­ly enjoyed this pro­gram! It was very inter­est­ing and infor­ma­tive and very well orga­nized. I espe­cial­ly liked the way the infor­ma­tion was com­bined with hands on work. — Anonymous

I love *your* enthu­si­asm and how much you could teach in a short peri­od of time. I thought that this class would be long but it went by very quick­ly as I was so engaged with what was being said. I like how *you* tied in real life sto­ries not the class. Thank you so much! - Anony­mous

Very enjoy­able. Real­ly liked the hands on grabs, the elbow/ knee, the hand grabs and how to get out of them. Good bal­ance of hands on and pre­sen­ta­tion at begin­ning. — Anonymous

Lots of info. Very fast paced. Very thor­ough instruc­tor- made it very inter­est­ing. — Anonymous

I liked the real­is­tic sit­u­a­tions. I wish it was longer to have more time to prac­tice! - Anony­mous

Per­son­able instruc­tor. Sense of humour. Fun! - Anony­mous

Work­shop was fan­tas­tic! Enjoyed the open dis­cus­sions and hands on activ­i­ties. Like how it was real world sit­u­a­tions. - Anony­mous

Thank you. I feel like I learned a mil­lion things and this class was extreme­ly help­ful. *You* are the per­fect instruc­tor. — Anonymous

Very engag­ing. - Anony­mous

I thor­ough­ly enjoyed the course. Not only did it pro­vide real­is­tic sit­u­a­tions, it also gave real­is­tic ways to fight back.- Anony­mous

Great pace of course. Like hav­ing tools to put in my bas­ket for being out on the street.- Anony­mous

The course was very infor­ma­tive and thor­ough. Instruc­tor was approach­able. Rec­om­mend this course.- Anony­mous

Love the hands on train­ing. Changed my per­spec­tive on a lot of things I nev­er thought twice about. — Anonymous

Thanks! I enjoyed it. Changed my per­spec­tive because I always viewed self defence cours­es aimed at women as dis­em­pow­er­ing and fear mon­ger­ing. The oppo­site here. — Anonymous

Very infor­ma­tive and con­fi­dence build­ing. I was ner­vous at first but Kris’s nature put me at ease. — Anonymous

I did not know what to expect and felt intim­i­dat­ed but as soon as I walked in I felt very com­fort­able with Kris. Learned a lot of very help­ful infor­ma­tion. Thank you. — Anonymous

Fan­tas­tic instruc­tion in self pro­tec­tion. — Anonymous

Good and sup­port­ive demon­stra­tions. Up-beat pre­sen­ta­tion. - Anony­mous

I real­ly appre­ci­ate what you do. Thank you for pro­vid­ing this course. I learned a lot. — Anonymous

Great job. Felt safe and com­fort­able. — Anonymous

You suc­cess­ful­ly pushed every­ones lim­its to ain in the learn­ing of self-pro­tec­tion and self con­fi­dence yet you still respect­ed peo­ple bound­aries and encour­aged them. I learned a lot! Thank you.  — Anonymous

The real sit­u­a­tions were very effec­tive and scary. I found them very help­ful. — Anonymous

Excel­lent Pro­gram- Learned a lot…Great, relat­able, real. — Anonymous

Loved this class, I love the real world sce­nar­ios! It helped me think of things I would nev­er have thought to try or say to defuse a sit­u­a­tion before it gets to a bad sit­u­a­tion. — Anonymous

The instruc­tion was very com­pre­hen­sive and I appre­ci­ate the sim­ple rules. — Anonymous

Thank you. I feel more com­fort­able going away now know­ing tech­niques and hav­ing con­fi­dence in them and myself. — Anonymous

Thank you so much for all the tools and tech­niques. Real­ly appre­ci­ate the real­i­ty train­ing at the end- Gave me con­fi­dence.- Anony­mous

Fan­tas­tic Pro­gram! Lots of spunk and high­ly infor­ma­tive. Keep rock­ing! — Anonymous

So ener­giz­ing and fun. Made me feel strong and pow­er­ful! — Anonymous

I loved what I learned today! — Anonymous

I real­ly enjoyed the Sheep­dog Self Pro­tec­tion for Women Part 1. I learned a lot of things I believe will be sim­ple enough to retain. Very use­ful course. Thanks! — Anonymous

Thank you so much. Amaz­ing! — Anonymous

Good con­tent, con­text, and ener­gy. Prac­tice is good. Tips on breath­ing out, open hands = speed. Thanks for offer­ing this! — Anonymous

I enjoyed the phys­i­cal prac­tice and the sit­u­a­tion­al aware­ness. The elbow strike is my new best friend. What you said about how a woman can project how she is viewed through pos­ture and tone of voice was infor­ma­tive. — Anonymous

Loved the detailed info and phys­i­cal con­tact prac­tice. — Anonymous

Pro­vid­ed me an increased sense of con­fi­dence. Self Pro­tec­tion, not Self Defense. Mind shift — Anonymous

Much more con­fi­dent in pro­tect­ing myself by using loud voice and strength tech­niques. — Anonymous

Very Pow­er­ful Pro­gram. Thank you for shar­ing your back­ground. — Anonymous

I am more aware of how I should hold my keys because often I am in sketchy places at work. - Anony­mous

It was great! — Anonymous

Loved the advice re: avoid­ance or get­ting away. Safe­ty- Loved the phys­i­cal prac­tice for when we could not. Love the infor­ma­tion on the bus. — Anonymous

Pos­i­tive- Focus on pre­ven­tion and sit­u­a­tion­al aware­ness.- Anony­mous

Thank you! I feel more con­fi­dent in han­dling a sit­u­a­tion where I may pre­vi­ous­ly have frozen. — Anonymous

Very infor­ma­tive. Good bal­ance between lit­er­a­ture and hands on prac­tice. — Anonymous

Very help­ful to me. Good pace. Friend­ly atmos­phere. Great hands on approach. — Anonymous

Learned great strate­gies to pro­tect myself. Great instruc­tor; inter­est­ing, relat­able, fun­ny.  Peaked my inter­est to fur­ther­ing my self-pro­tec­tion. great val­ue for $$$.- Anony­mous

Love the hands on train­ing. Love the take­away which is empow­er­ment and con­fi­dence to fight back. — Anonymous

Prac­ti­cal skills tied back to an easy to remem­ber acronym. — Anonymous

Liked your sto­ry exam­ples. Liked you seri­ous yet fun teach­ing style. Thank you! — Anonymous

Loved the whole pack­age. Nice bal­ance of info and hands on time. Loved grip and choke breaks. Super fun atmos­phere. You rock! — Anonymous

Enthu­si­asm. Lots of hands on. Able to cor­rect gen­tly. Time went by too quick­ly. Excel­lent pre­sen­ta­tion.  — Anonymous

Very instruc­tive. Came as a favour to a friend and was not enthu­si­as­tic but sur­prised myself by enjoy­ing it. Like the easy phys­i­cal move­ments. Ver­bal instruc­tion was inter­est­ing. Teacher was very engag­ing. — Anonymous

So many vey do-able skills! Updat­ed from what I learned years ago. Very use­ful for all girls and women. A reminder that we are stronger than what we think. I liked the back­ground sto­ries. Felt very relat­able. Thank you!  — Anonymous

Thought it was great! Didn’t have me feel­ing like I was too old to pro­tect myself. Great use of body parts. Good mix for all ages.  — Anonymous

Great voice pro­jec­tion. Love the way you picked up on my daugh­ters nat­ur­al timid­ness, and helped her through it. Great way of per­son­al­ly inter­act­ing with every­one.  — Anonymous

I liked learn­ing how to get out of a bad sit­u­a­tions. You’re real­ly nice and made it fun and not uncom­fort­able as I thought it would be. — Anonymous

Loved the atmos­phere. Knowl­edge­able train­er. Fun class. Liked the tech­niques. — Anonymous

Kris, you are per­son­able, real, and incred­i­bly engag­ing. Thank you. I like the hands on “train like you fight”. No Tip­py toe­ing over sen­si­tive top­ics- call it hat it is, sex­u­al assault, rape, preda­tors. Pos­i­tive self talk– “I am strong’.  — Anonymous

Well pre­sent­ed. Well paced. Good sup­port­ive infor­ma­tion and sto­ries. Good job! — Anonymous

I liked learn­ing about…Proper tech­nique for more pow­er in a strike. — Anonymous

I liked the hands on and that it was a com­fort­able envi­ron­ment. — Anonymous

I learned how to trust my instincts and to accept that there is dan­ger and how to avoid it. — Anonymous

I CAN keep myself safe. I CAN scream. I CAN hit hard.  — Anonymous


I learned so much and feel way more con­fi­dent that I can pro­tect myself. — Anonymous


Sce­nario work is great and real­i­ty based train­ing- real­ly FUN! — Anonymous


Great to have Fran­cois! — Anonymous


Excel­lent phys­i­cal train­ing. Fab­u­lous sce­nar­ios. Great to have Fran­cois. — Anonymous


Fan­tas­tic! Rec­og­niz­ing threats and how to deal with them was help­ful. Thanks. — Anonymous


Real­ly great course! I like the local news arti­cles. Great con­tent! — Anonymous


I loved how it was very open and you were open to any ques­tions. — Anonymous


I appre­ci­at­ed hear­ing all your very smart rea­sons for using the tech­niques you taught. — Anonymous


Pre­ven­tion strate­gies were very help­ful; also explain­ing the dif­fer­ent “sup­plies” that you can car­ry to pro­tect your­self (ie. tip about car­ry­ing flash­lights). — Anonymous


Great rel­e­vant mate­r­i­al. Per­fect pace for class. Would rec­om­mend to every­one. — Anonymous


Love the humour and Kris’s abil­i­ty to cap­ture your atten­tion right at the begin­ning. — Anonymous


Excel­lent hands on prac­tice. — Anonymous


Loved it. Awe­some points that I will use in my trav­els. Thank you. — Anonymous


(like the.…) hands on repet­i­tive prac­tice build up pow­er. — Anonymous


I liked every­thing! — Anonymous


(Kris) made the class feel com­fort­able. — Anonymous


Lots of great use­ful infor­ma­tion. Not only the “what” but the “why”. Thank you for what you do.- Anony­mous


Learned a lot and got some new ideas. — Anonymous


Great class- learned a lot.- Anony­mous


Awe­some! Vey prac­ti­cal. Lots of oppor­tu­ni­ties for hands on prac­tice.- Anony­mous


Excel­lent deliv­ery. Just enough infor­ma­tion. Per­fect instruc­tion. You made it fun and inter­ac­tive. Per­fect! — Anonymous


Your instruc­tions were very clear and your teach­ing style is incred­i­bly empow­er­ing. Than you for your time. Can’t wait for part 2!- Anonymous


Great job! I am more aware of what I am now capa­ble of. I will prac­tice! Thank you. — Anonymous


Liked the hands on learn­ing. — Anonymous


Liked every­thing! The hands on learn­ing. Fast paced! — Anonymous


So many good things. Look­ing for­ward to Part 2. — Anonymous


Results ori­ent­ed. Part­ners. Humour. Laughs. Great tech­niques. Car­ing and com­pas­sion­ate. — Anonymous


Gives con­fi­dence. You showed me (an old­er woman) that I can fight back. — Anonymous


SEEK Safe­ty. Prac­tic­ing the hands on. Feed­back. — Anonymous. 


Aware­ness. Strat­e­gy. Con­fi­dence. — Anonymous


The phys­i­cal activ­i­ties were great to learn. Using the pads so that we can actu­al­ly hit. — Anonymous


So glad I came. I feel much more con­fi­dent and in con­trol. — Anonymous


Some info I knew pre­vi­ous­ly which made me feel smart and equipped. — Anonymous


Real­is­tic moves I can use in any sce­nario. My body is mine and its strong. I have pow­er. A safe space to learn with oth­er amaz­ing women. — Anonymous


Well, just all kinds of awe­some! Very prac­ti­cal and do able. Telling me I am stronger that I think. Thank you! — Anonymous


You inspire me. You are incred­i­ble. Thank you! — Anonymous 


Fight Back for WISER Woman: 55+


Very infor­ma­tive. Well done. I will rec­om­mend this to oth­ers. — Anonymous


Great pre­sen­ta­tion. — Anonymous


Very infor­ma­tive. — Anonymous


Great pre­sen­ta­tion. — Anonymous


Enjoyed it a lot. Well pre­sent­ed. Thank you. — Anonymous


Very knowl­edge­able pre­sen­ter. Well deliv­ered. Answered all ques­tions. — Anonymous


Great expla­na­tions, ratio­nal, tech­niques. Very dynam­ic. — Anonymous


Excel­lent pre­sen­ta­tion. I learned a lot. Good demon­stra­tions. Answered ques­tions well. — Anonymous


Very good. Thank you. — Anonymous


Excel­lent. — Anonymous


Loved your pre­sen­ta­tion style. Very pow­er­ful. Some very good tips. — Anonymous


You are awe­some. — Anonymous


Excel­lent pre­sen­ta­tion. Strong points. Visu­al exam­ples. Good advice on per­son­al space. Use your voice. Dial 911. — Anonymous


Kris, enjoyed the talk and learned new thoughts. - Anony­mous


Great sense of humour. Well said. — Anonymous


Heard well. Love the fact that you intro­duce your­self. Good stuff. - Anony­mous


You pro­ject­ed your voice well. You pro­vid­ed lots of use­ful tips. Well done I will rec­om­mend it to oth­ers. — Anonymous


Very infor­ma­tive. Thank you. — Anonymous


Excel­lent pre­sen­ta­tion. Lots of good tips. Use of audi­ence in demos.- Anony­mous