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What is The Brave Way?

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Give us two hours and we will teach you how to defend yourselves. Originally certified by the State of Illinois to teach police officers. 

    It is one of the easiest to learn and most effective self-defense         systems that you can find anywhere.
 We’re not going to give you a false sense of security by teaching you a bunch of stuff that you might not remember, or that might not work in a life or death situation.  The techniques we teach will stop an attacker immediately.  They are easy to learn and use,  don’t require constant practice or years of training to master, and work regardless of your age, size, strength, speed, skill,physical ability, or disabilities.

You will work with a partner to learn the techniques taught in class which include defenses against armed and unarmed attackers; single/multiple attackers; standing, sitting, and ground techniques; and rape defense/prevention.
This is not a Stranger Danger lecture.  You will learn to anticipate and avoid potentially dangerous situations and how to defend yourself from a physical attack including; grabs, punches, chokes, bear hugs, headlocks, kicks, knives, guns, and more from a much bigger and stronger attacker. 

Participants are also given a take home Personal Safety Guide to help make you safer in all areas of your lives.

This Class Could Save Your Life.

The class is targeted at teens and adults, but 8-11 year olds can also sign up and take the class with an adult.
All girls at or near dating age should take this class. 

This is a great program to help make your Family,  Teachers and Students, Employees, Scouts, Realtors, Parishioners, or other Group Members Safer, now and for the rest of their lives. 

 Click our Class Dates and Locations Tab to see the schedule of our classes being offered through local Park Districts. Call with questions or to schedule one of our classes for yourself, your school, company, scout troop, group, or organization, or to order one of our videos at 224 778-5182.

Available Classes

"Self-defense Training for Youth, Teens, and Adults"

 "Safe Student Program" 

"Safe Teacher Program"

"Safe Employee Program"
(For companies both large and small at your location)

"Safe Realtor Program"

   "Private Self-defense Lessons for Individuals or Groups"      (Any sized group - at your your home or other location) 

"Safe Scout Program (for Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts)"

Lake Forest Girl Scout's held a benefit self-defense class to Help Dunkin the Police Dog get a protective vest



                                YOU CAN ALSO TRAIN AT HOME
        The Brave Way DVD 

                Call to order only $24.95  Free Shipping.

  We have Personal Security and Self-defense DVDs  available      for individuals who can’t attend one of our seminars, wish to        get additional training after attending a course or who desire to                        train at home.

Guard Dog Pepper Spray   Call to order only $15.00  Free Shipping.

The Guard Dog ½ ounce hard case pepper spray makes your security and protection convenient, safe, and effective.  The powerful 18% OC (red pepper) ingredient is concentrated to quickly immobilize an             assailant and prevent a violent attack from up to 12 feet away.  The hard case keychain design allows for direct use from the housing with a quick, twist top actuator and safety slide to prevent accidental discharge.  Laboratory tested anti-leak formula for optimum assurance

  • Hard case with built-in key ring and belt clip
  • Twist-top for quick open and prevents accidental discharge
  • Contains 7-9 one-second bursts
  • Firing range up to 12 feet
  • UV identifying dye
  • 3 1/2 “ tall, 1” diameter

Active Ingredients:  18% Oleoresin Capsicum (Red Pepper),       Invisible UV Dye which causes an “invisible” dye on the assailants enabling law enforcement to successfully identify the victim in the case the victim attempts to wash off the substance.


New & Exclusive! Guard Dog Protected 4 Life Program
Receive FREE pepper spray for life with purchase of this product from online or any Guard Dog authorized retailer. Free pepper spray replacement for life in the event of use. 

The Brave Way, LLC  26151 N Oak Avenue Mundelein, IL 60060 (224) 778-5182 or
                307 S Milwaukee Ave Suite 116 Wheeling, IL 60090

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