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Self Defense for Professional Helpers and Healers – Level 1 Training + Certification

October 9, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm


Date: Saturday, October 9th, 2021

Time: 9am – 3:30pm (30 min break for lunch)

Instructor:  Joseph Celis, MS, CSCS

Cost: $125 (Includes OC-pepper-spray)

*Sliding Scale available, please enquire if financial assistance is needed


Location: S.A.G.E. Holistic Health & Wellness Center, 14081 Yorba Street, Suite 105, Tustin, CA 92780

Description of the event: This dynamically taught 6-hour course is designed specifically for professional helpers + healers (clinical therapists, massage therapists, nurses, doctors, acupuncturists, psychiatrists, office staff, etc.). 

This training and certification course covers imperative personal safety information and tools to develop mindset, awareness, confidence and effective skills to protect yourself in various situations.


Course instructor, Joseph Celis, MS, CSCS, is former law enforcement and has over 25 years’ experience in self-defense, martial arts, and in teaching practical skills for personal safety. Joseph utilizes his knowledge and experience with an effective teaching method and approach that reaches all through his calm and helpful demeanor where no question is left unanswered and you leave class feeling as though you have an ally on your side for good.


During class, practical knowledge will be learned in an educational setting, then applied during the tactical and experiential portion of class. Class will convene with each participant having solid knowledge about these concepts:


  • Crime Statistics
    • Self Defense & California Law
    • Situational Awareness
    • Entering & Exiting your office and How to Protect Yourself
    • Proper Police Notification + Ethical Obligation
    • When to Engage and When to Tactically Retreat
    • Self Defense Tools & How to Properly Use Them (OC Spray, Taser, Tactical Pen, etc)
    • Know how to Defend or Escape from the most Commonly Used Positions of Attack 

It is never too late to increase your ability to feel empowered in possible situations that could otherwise prove dangerous.



*Minimum of 4 participants required for class to be held

14081 Yorba Street, Tustin, CA 92780

The office is conveniently located in Tustin right off the 55 freeway on 17th Street. You’ll find us in the Enderle Center directly across the street from the bright red restaurant “Crab Cooker”.  Ample parking is available on either side of our building. Specific instructions for where to go in the building will be provided upon registration prior to start of class.


Due to the continuing global pandemic we will be providing current guidelines at the time of your class to ensure the health and safety of all of S.A.G.E.’s patrons.


S.A.G.E Holistic Health and Wellness Center, associates, coordinators, volunteers, employees, and any other affiliates do not take responsibility for any harm, bodily injury, accidents, or damage to personal property. By “Booking” your spot or by “RSVP”ing or attending the hike, you are confirming that you understand that all activities such as Yoga, meditation, Martial Arts, Self Defense, hiking, and Reiki have an associated risk, and will not hold any S.A.G.E Holistic Health and Wellness Center, associates, coordinators, volunteers, employees, and any other affiliates responsible for any hazard to your well-being. Additionally, you will not be allowed to participate with the group if you are not adequately prepared with enough water, the right gear, equipment, and/or nutrition essential to complete the event.


By Attending our event you grant permission to S.A.G.E Holistic Health and Wellness Center to use photographs and/ or video taken of you during this event for use in publications, website, and other forms of media without notifying you. You hereby waive any right to inspect or approve the finished photographs or printed electronic matter that may be used in conjunction with them now or in the future, whether that use is known to you or unknown, and you waive any right to royalties or other compensation arising from or related to the use of the photograph(s) and/ or video.


October 9, 2021
9:00 am - 3:30 pm


SAGE Holistic Health and Wellness


14081 Yorba Street, Suite 105, Tustin, CA 92780


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