Falls business to offer self-defense classes
By JONATHAN RICHIE - Special to The Freeman
member gets a lesson in self-defense from an instructor at
MK Protection Strategies recently.
FALLS — MK Protection Strategies was started last year by two
local self-defense instructors. In August, they will open their
physical location at N88 W16741 Main St. in Menomonee Falls. The
pair will offer courses in self-defense offered to all ages and
will also have firearms safety courses.
Misch, managing member, has been involved in self-defense training
and firearms safety for the last six years. It started for her
after taking a “refuse to be a victim” class.
Stedman, self-defense instructor and Misch’s business partner,
has over 20 years of self-defense training. He has been educating
with SAFE International, based in Toronto with facilities and
instructors in the United States, Australia, and Finland. He also
has a black belt in martial arts.
this is more than martial arts, it’s about empowering people,”
Misch said. “We’re educating women and children about how to
avoid becoming a victim and having the proper mindset if
Protection Strategies was a mobile business for the past year. It
has done a lot of work in schools, specializing in older
are entering the workforce, they’re starting to date, and soon
they’ll be leaving home for college,” Stedman said. “These
are factors that open kids up to possibly threatening
says part of the strategy is teaching real-life events that he
could also teach to his 8-year-old daughter and an 80-year-old
grandmother. He also uses humor to get 100 percent participation
from the students.
makes it fun, people are always engaged,” Misch said. “They
open up and discover that mindset mentally.”
is an NRA certified instructor and is also certified to teach
concealed carry weapons permit classes. In August, a plethora of
25 courses and workshops will be offered. They will also continue
as a mobile business.
will include self-defense workshops, CCW classes, and beginning
hand gun handling courses for women and seniors.
said all information on courses, including a registration form and
prices can be found at mkprotectionstrategies.com.
Protection Strategies will have open business hours where people
can sign up for courses. They will sell protective tools like
pepper spray, stun guns, and a fake credit card that turns into a
also sell a drink guard that changes color when the drink has been
tampered with,” Misch said.
Protection Services will have their grand opening on Aug. 25 with
an open house gathering, formal ribbon- cutting ceremony, and a
main goal is empowering the community,” Misch said. “And we
hope they take advantage of that opportunity because anyone can
become a victim."