Protecting Your Assets™: Self Defense

Protecting Your Assets™: Self Defense for the Healthcare Professional

Realizing there is a serious need to engage the healthcare profession in not just the ethical considerations, but also the practical and tactical means to ensure our collective safety, Teresa and her son, Johnny, created this one-of-a-kind, hands-on course. In this 1-day, law enforcement-approved self defense training, you will learn and practice situation awareness, threat assessment, possible weapons, in-house or out-call safety, and self-defense techniques. Such skills will further your ability to be aware and protect yourself in any uncomfortable situation in a client’s home, hotel room, or office.

As a recognized Florida Provider and NCBTMB Approved Provider for Continuing Education, professionals of all industries can benefit from this course to further both personal and professional development. If used for Continuing Education, this course earns 6 CEs. The cost of the PYA: Self Defense for the Healthcare Professional 1-day workshop is $115.


Bring PYA™: Self Defense for the Healthcare Professional to you! Email  or call 904-323-9913 to coordinate a date, time, and location convenient for you.

About the Instructors

Teresa M. Matthews, LMT, BCTMB, CPT is a National CE provider, World Champion Athlete, and 3rd Degree Black Belt. She has owned and operated a successful Massage School in Jacksonville, Florida for 18 years. Today, she continues to teach advanced massage training as an Approved Provider for Continuing Education and also teaches her Personal Training Certification Program. Teresa is the founder of Health, Wellness & Fitness Professionals, Inc. She specializes in Kinesiology, Deep Tissue, Sports Massage, Strength Training, Stretching & Flexibility, Self-Care and Self-Defense. In addition, Teresa is the current President of The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB), where she has been an active volunteer since 2010.

Johnny Matthews, CPT is a member of the JAX Sheriff’s Police Department, a Defensive Tactics Instructor, trained in Jui Jitsu, and a Certified Personal Fitness Trainer.

FL Provider #50-18113  |  NCBTMB Provider #450722-08  |  Course #20-541543