Mommy & Me Self Defense is dedicated to Moms and the babies and toddlers who depend on them to be educators and protectors. Workshops are open to Moms, Dads, caregivers and depending on the location, children of all ages.

The company was created by 25 year veteran Martial Artist, Personal Trainer, Emergency Medical Technician and Mom, Teja Van Wicklen, who asks, "Are you really going to kick and punch while eight months pregnant or with a baby in one arm?"


Begin learning by CD and DVD.  For Workshops or Discussions drop us a line. In the mean time Listen to an excerpt of the Baby Steps CD!

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WORKSHOPS cover a variety of self defense and protective offense issues:

world bullet point Recognize the simple tells and tricks of emotionally unstable people and hardened criminals.

world bullet point Learn which self defense techniques give you and your family the best chances of survival if you are confronted by multiple attackers with or without weapons.

world bullet point Face your fear of weapons and learn how to deal with them.

world bullet point Use your mastery of comfortable daily activities to inform your self defense movements.

world bullet point Learn how to thwart the most common attacks on busy, exhausted women and moms and work out the overwhelming problem of how to protect your family under the worst possible circumstances.

world bullet point Learn how to create 1st aid and other types of car and safety kits.

world bullet point Learn techniques to help you maintain your cool and navigate confusion and shock under duress.

world bullet point Become part of the solution by educating other moms, women and young girls about the mental and physical nature of self defense.

world bullet point Learn how to stay off the danger radar and keep life simple

world bullet point Supply yourself and your children with the tools to deal with catastrophic adversity

world bullet point Raise boys who will never victimize women and who will act if they see it happening. Or be in a position to help your friends do it.

world bullet point  Raise girls who will never present themselves as unsuspecting victims.

world bullet point Learn to evaluate self defense courses and vet instructors so you can make educated decisions about who to trust with your or your child's training.

world bullet point Be aware of some of the legal ramifications of defending yourself. Learn how to talk to police and other authorities.

Can so much be accomplished in just a day or two?

Keep in mind that the goal is not to become a lethal warrior but to become an UNACCEPTABLE TARGET and the master of your own life.


Mommy & Me Workshops are 60% lecture, 40% physical technique. We will provide on site daycare depending on the venue so kids can participate during some sections and play during the lecture sections.


Our kids learn more from watching us than from anything we say. We need to be the role models we wanted as children. Self Defense has a bad reputation for being either about death and dismemberment or kicking and punching. I propose a new way to see it.

Excerpt from Baby Steps, the new Mommy & Me Self Defense CD:

"Let's start with the term Self Defense. 

I called this program Mommy & Me Self Defense because self defence is currently the accepted term. But when I think of the word defence I see someone holding her hands up and trying not to get hurt. I think self-defense is too weak a concept to encourage a powerful mental state. And mental state can be everything.

Protective Offense is the study of dealing with adversity, of high-speed problem solving, of projecting and reaching goals. It’s the study of disarming bad situations, of survival, perseverance and awareness, of dynamic rather than passive living.

Preparing for life-threatening emergencies wakes up a part of our brain we rarely use, sharpens thought processes and prepares us for all manners of adversity. The concepts it’s necessary to study in order to become fluent in the language of safety will make you more effective in any situation that requires you to make split second decisions with lasting ramifications.

The thing about violence is, it’s somehow a microcosm for everything we do. It’s so much a part of our world that understanding it clarifies human behavior.

A person who understands violence is at liberty to see it before it occurs and to make choices.

Understanding violence and being prepared for sudden emergencies will help remove some of the fear and apprehension from your life."

Mommy & Me Self Defense CD - Baby Steps                

You can begin learning by CD and DVD.

Workshops and Discussions (a nicer word for Lectures) are also available.

Contact Us to receive workshop pricing and details.

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Start Date: AUGUST 11, 2013!
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