Defense Mechanics

Personal Security Training for Every Body

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1 in 5 women will be the victim of completed or attempted sexual assault or abuse during her lifetime. Read more...
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Who are the Defense Mechanics?

The Defense Mechanics are a group of like minded, long term martial artists in the Northwest Corner of Connecticut. Together we have 41 years of combined martial arts experience.

As a group we are interested in providing women with a system of self defense methodologies tailored to the female body's natural strengths.

We are:

Kitty Visconti - Tae Kwon Do

Bradley Visconti - Tae Kwon Do

Joel Minton - Aikido

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide women an alternative system of self defense that is NOT a watered down version of an existing martial art. We are not interested in training women to fight like men. Training women to fight like men is not a smart strategy for a personal security system. We prefer to train women to maximize, then bring their particular strengths to a conflict while minimizing the strengths of a male attacker.

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"In a stranger-rape situation, if he allows you to see his face, you get his name, or you can somehow otherwise identify your attacker, and he knows it, it’s all the more important to get away from him, even if he has a knife and you are risking injury. Because unless he’s quite inexperienced, he’s likely to kill you to leave no witnesses."

- John Douglas, legendary FBI profiler