Artemis Self-Defense

Artemis Self-Defense


Artemis Self Defense

 By choosing us, you will learn:

  • The truth about violence
  • Our 5 step approach to personal safety
  • About body language
  • How to develop power
  • How to set boundaries
  • The importance of trusting your intuition
  • How to reduce your risk of becoming a victim
  • Situational awareness
  • How to carry and properly deploy pepper spray
  • The physical and verbal skills needed to help protect you and your family

Who are Artemis Self-Defense attendees?

 People just like you who are…

  • Police Officers
  • Martial Artists
  • Students
  • Working women
  • Retirees
  • Stay at home momsRecovering from traumatic events
  • Concerned about their safety
  • Wanting a new challenge
  • In search of a supportive environment
  • Interested in learning how to defend themselves

Speaking Engagements: It’s What You Do Next That Matters

On March 3, 2015, a 911 call suddenly became a life and death encounter for then 19 year Veteran Officer Julie Werhnyak of the Tempe, Arizona Police Department.

Julie and other officers responded to a check welfare call and upon arrival, a domestic violence victim was heard screaming for help from inside her residence. Officers forced entry and Julie was the first through the door. She was subsequently ambushed in the dark, by the suspect who stabbed her in the neck with a large hunting knife - narrowly missing her carotid artery by less than an inch! Julie and other officers shot and killed the suspect and rescued the victim who was found bound, beaten and stabbed multiple times.

During this presentation, Julie tells her riveting story and shares real time audio from the radio traffic and actual crime scene photos. She also includes how her prior mental, physical and tactical training prepared her to survive this lethal encounter.  

Julie will discuss actions taken during the incident and identify lessons learned in the aftermath. In addition, she will provide her perspective for understanding and helping colleagues in dealing with traumatic events.

Officer Safety/Defensive Tactics/Team Tactics Training

Our Artemis Defensive Tactics and De-Escalation Training Program provides options for prevention, de-escalation and neutralization of violence.

Officers will learn tactical communication strategies and how to improve their restraint efforts and gain tactical advantage during resistant, dynamic encounters.  This will increase their safety, reduce the likelihood of injury to everyone involved and help them to achieve the most humane and responsible outcomes possible.