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Play it Safe Defense Strategies for Women and Children

Play It Safe Defense has been taught to hundreds of thousands of children, teens and women since 2003. Students include: Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, after-school programs, P.E. classes, kids' camps, local businesses, and to groups of teens and women.

Practical Self-Defense Training in a one session format. Fun. Empowering & Age Appropriate.


Lead Instructor and Founder 

Tracie Arlington has her black belt in Tae Kwon Do and has been teaching self-defense courses since 1998 to women, teens and children. She is also a certified "Rape Escape" instructor for the Women's Self-Defense Institute: defenduniversity.com

In 2006 USA Freestyle Martial Arts voted her "Instructor of the Year." Tracie has conducted classes for colleges, high schools, local businesses, children's camps, places of worship, community centers, Girl and Boy Scout troops, teen groups, and mother's groups. She is also a local speaker to Mom's groups and Women's organizations throughout San Diego County. The mother of two sons, she is an advocate of child safety training. She also has a BA in Communications, with an emphasis in training. She has appeared on numerous shows, including Dr. Phil, The Doctors, San Diego Living.


Business Review

Trust Their Instincts

"The girls had a wonderful time and I was very pleased with your program. I was impressed how you addressed staying aware, not afraid, taught them to trust their instincts, and most importantly, gave them the tools to avoid confrontation but protect themselves, if necessary."

- "Michelle" Girl Scout Troop Leader-San Diego