During our three hour Girls On Guard Workshop you will learn:

  • Situational Awareness
  • Basic methods to prevent sexual assault
  • Six principles observed in Rape Escape
  • Why fighting like a girl vs. like a man is your best defense
  • Basic defensive techniques/strategies

At the end of each course a fully protected “male attacker” will be introduced into the scenario so that each participant experiences what their true capabilities are. This allows everyone to walk away feeling more confident in their abilities. 

If at anytime a participant feels uncomfortable, just let us know and we will take the steps necessary to accommodate your particular circumstance without other participant’s awareness. 

“I highly recommend June! One of the many that can make a big difference…”
Steve Kardian
This class is an amazing experience and I am so glad I took this class. For someone who is going to college soon this will come in handy. Hopefully I won’t have to use it.
Shelby Townsend
I really enjoyed this class! I learned a lot and I got to spend time practicing what I learned.
Joy Bettinger Kenealy
June is a fabulous instructor. She has a wonderful spirit and her passion for helping others by teaching self-defense really shows through. The ladies in class were able to learn about situational awareness and body boundaries, how to defend themselves and get away, and we were even able to share real life experiences if we wanted to.
A very positive experience!!!!
Anne-Marie Nandzik
June Worden knows her stuff, and she is one of the best trainers I’ve encountered. She gave the group here at HUNT Real Estate practical advice regarding staying safe in our everyday lives. She also showed us methods for escaping from just about any physical altercation. This session was interactive, and although it dealt with the very serious concerns that we all face, we had a lot of fun learning! I recommend June and Syracuse Self Defense to anyone who would like to be a little more confident and prepared in the event that the unthinkable happens to them.
Lynn Mallaro
If I could choose one person to fight with me it would be this woman. I’d go into any dark alley with her and feel safe. This course is a “must” for all women and girls. Learn how to keep yourself safe and possibly your friends.
Cindy Seymour
Loved this class! Great teaching! Learned so many defensive techniques that I didn’t know. The hands on training helps a lot!!!
This class should be taken by everyone!!!
Barbara A. Maurice

Clients and Certifications


Adirondack Women’s Weekend


Arcadis Design & Consultancy

Camillus Chiropractic

Canastota High School

CHAARG @ Syracuse University


Fulton YMCA

Girl Scouts of America

Hunt Real Estate ERA – Manlius

Hunt Real Estate – Liverpool

Light of the World Ballet School & Company

Metro Fitness East

Onondaga County Public Library

SUNY Morrisville Women’s Basketball Team

Syracuse Cultural Center

Syracuse YWCA, Girls Inc.

Welch Allyn

West Side Physical & Aquatic Therapy



The following certifications have been attained by June Worden:

Play It Safe Defense Strategies for Women & Children Instructor – 07/2017

Defend University Advanced Tactics & Problem Solving Instructor – 07/2017

Boy Scouts of America Youth Protection Training – 03/2016

Knowledge to Passion & Power (K2P) Instructor – 01/2016

Defend University Girls on Guard Instructor – 09/2015

Defend University Guarding our Girls Instructor – 09/2015

New York State Police Defensive Tactics Instructor – 11/2007