Be a Warrior & Slay the Dragon!

Safety Awareness & Self Defense Training

Fighting for You
Never Surrender
Classes & Self-Defense Training

Are you ready to fight back? Learn how to defend yourself and others with a confident, instinctual response when the dragon strikes. With the right equipment and training, you can become a lifesaving first responder.

We offer local self-defense classes, pepper spray training, and personal safety parties in Orange County, California. Plus, we can tailor the experience to match your needs, experience, and safety concerns.

Whether you’re a seasoned martial arts fighter or a self-defense amateur, Staying Alive Survival can help you hone your strength.

Girl’s Night Parties

Learn new skills in a fun, safe space. Staying Alive Survival is a woman-owned business, and we love to empower women with proven self-defense tactics. Situational awareness is essential, whether you’re walking alone at night or out partying with friends.

This hands-on class will teach you how to identify threats, distract attackers, and use non-lethal weapons to keep yourself and others safe.

Personal Safety Workshops

Let’s work together to reverse the rising tide of violent crime. We encourage churches, colleges, local groups, and employers to invest in this training and help build safer communities. Plus, it’s a great way to build trust and camaraderie among participants.

Our self-defense workshops give you the tools to respond quickly and confidently in case of emergency.

Pepper Spray Certification

Staying Alive Survival is proud to partner with SABRE – the #1 pepper spray brand trusted by police and consumers worldwide. SABRE’s Civilian Safety Awareness Class includes a detailed manual, three practice sprays, a full-size pepper spray, and a quick-release key ring.

At the end of this course, you’ll be fully certified to use pepper spray as a self-defense tool.

  • Size
  • 6 people minimum, 12 maximum
  • Time
  • 3 hours of hands-on instruction
  • Cost
  • $65 per person, all materials included
  • Special
  • Fee is waived for booking hosts

Staying Alive Survival – Cancellation Policy (Events and Classes)

Staying Alive Survival requests, a [3- day] cancellation before your scheduled class. This will allow us to reschedule another date for your class. Call/Text us @ 949 235-4873.
Please note, we do not offer refunds. However, if you give us at least [3 days] notice of your need to cancel, we will credit your refund/ payment toward another class. However, if you do not cancel with at least [3-day] notice, you will lose any refunds/payments you have already made.

Meet Your Instructor

Marisa Schaffer is a self-defense coach with 28 years of martial arts experience. Learn proven escape techniques, defense from a distance, attacker distraction tactics, situational awareness, and more. She is fully qualified to teach SABRE’s life-saving civilian safety course and can answer all your questions about personal safety.

Bruce Lee, one of the most famous martial artists of all time said, “I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks one time, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.” Mastering self-defense tactics is not about knowing everything, it is about being good at mastering a few simple techniques so that in the event you need them, you can execute flawlessly. Practice every day – this can save your life. Stay Safe!

As the founder of Staying Alive Survival, Marisa is committed to helping everyone become a stronger, safer warrior.