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Lady Warrior Weekend Retreat

Self-Defense | Guns | Fellowship

Lady Warrior Weekend Retreats are a perfect girls-only getaway to the beautiful Hocking Hills region of southeast Ohio!  All skill levels are welcome and encouraged to attend whether a total newbie to a gal who is looking to brush up on her skills and rise to the next level.

On Guard Defense Staff & CKM Smart-Safe Level 2 Certified Instructors Katie Hibbard & Judi Phelps will lead the course along with other certified trainers from the On Guard Defense team.


Lady Warriors Will Learn...

Situational awareness; gun safety rules; gun handling & shooting fundamentals; how to safely clear a handgun; magazine loading & reloading; resolving weapon malfunctions; drawing from the holster; shooting on the move; low light / no light shooting; strikes & strike defenses; ground survival; gun & knife disarming & more!

Don't have a gun or don't want to travel with one?  Don't worry!  We've got you covered.  You can rent the gun from us for $15 and you just purchase whatever ammo you need when you get here.  Plan to use 200 rounds.

Since over three million tourists visit the Hocking Hills each year, lodging can be a challenge to find - and expensive!  That's why On Guard Defense has partnered with a lodge owner a stone's throw from the range that we have reserved to accommodate our 20 ladies for the weekend while keeping the price very affordable (estimate - $150 per person per weekend as opposed to an average of $200 per night!).

We have two lodges - one sleeps 14 and the other sleeps 6.  You can check out the accommodations by clicking the lodge names below:

Maw & Paw's Wagon Wheel Lodge

Woodland Acres Retreat

CANCELLATION POLICY: Please note that should you need to cancel for any reason, the lodging portion would be NON-REFUNDABLE while your LWW event fee would be held on credit for one year for you to use for other classes, events, services we offer. If unused after one year, you forfeit the funds.


Friday:  The adventure begins at 1PM Friday afternoon. We'll spend time in the training center learning about how to practice strong situational awareness skills in order to avoid potential hazards, understand the legal rules that must be in place in order to use deadly force, discuss holster retention levels and the types of holsters available for both open and concealed carry, as well as discuss special considerations for women who choose to carry.

We'll wrap up the day by spending some time getting to know each other better over dinner and drinks (included in the course fee.) *BYO favorite bottle of wine, beer or spirits, if you wish.  Just remember -- if you plan to consume alcohol, please leave your firearms secured at your place of lodging.  Dress is casual.

Saturday:  Arrive at 9AM and be ready to rock the range for the day!  We will go through a variety of skills & drills including drawing from the holster, shooting on the move & more to prepare for our night time event & courses of fire! 

We'll break for lunch (included in the course fee) & wrap up at 3PM so you can grab dinner & prep for the night shooting activities.

Saturday Night:  Dinner is "on your own" so you can eat, change & be back at the range with your guns & gear by 6:30 PM for our low-light / no light training.  This is a unique experience and a necessary one since nearly 80% of violent crimes occur in these conditions.  If you train, you'll be ready!!  We'll wrap up at approximately 10PM.

Dress in jeans or tactical pants, sturdy belt & closed-toe shoes or boots.  You'll need a tactical flashlight and holster (if you are bringing your gun).  Please don't purchase a gun or gear if you don't already have it.  I will provide you information to assist you in making the best decision that is right for you.  More info. to follow.

NOTE:  The low light / no light training is open to women and men who wish to take part in that event only at a cost of $50 each.  The price of this portion of the event is already included for ladies registered for Lady Warrior Weekend.

Sunday:  Arrive back at the range at 9AM ready to rumble!  We'll be inside the training center for the day learning unarmed self-defense skills using Commando Krav Maga (CKM) Smart Safe strategies that every Lady Warrior needs to know!  We'll focus on common methods of attack and how to escape and defend against them. 

We'll break for lunch (included in the course fee) and then break for the day at 3PM. 

Dress is gym / work out style gear -- nothing too fancy as you WILL be on the floor & you WILL break a sweat ;) We'll break for a late lunch (included in the course fee), get feedback from the weekend's events, present attendees with Certificates and say our farewells until we see each other again!

Retreat fee is $275 per Lady Warrior (plus tax). We'll supply dinner on Friday night and lunch on both Saturday and Sunday, as noted above.  If you wish to attend pistol only - or - unarmed self-defense only the cost is $175 and $150 plus tax, respectively.

Please complete the form below to reserve your spot!  Register at least 30 days in advance and enjoy an Early Bird discounted rate of $250 (plus tax).

We look forward to seeing you!!


Visitor Attractions

There is so much to see and do in our neck of the woods which is why the Hocking Hills hosts nearly 2 million visitors annually! 

Whether visiting from Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati or beyond, book an event at On Guard Defense where we're making shooting ranges great again!