R.E.C.O.V.E.R. Program

Introduction to the RECOVER Empowerment Program

woman windViolence against women has reached epidemic levels. According to the FBI Uniform Crime Reports there is a reported rape or sexual assault in the U.S. occurring approximately once every 2 minutes. Primary prevention for sexual assault must begin with an education and awareness campaign targeting the underlying social, gender, and cultural components that foster violence against women. Furthermore, this program is easily adaptable to issues surrounding violence against children and men. For the first time there is a program specifically designed to maximize the benefits of a primary prevention based educational curriculum with a reality based self-defense model. This unique program was specifically designed to serve a dual purpose.

First and foremost, it is to serve as a dynamic prevention program for anyone who has yet to experience intrapersonal violence by coupling the education and awareness components of primary prevention with a realistic approach to physical self-defense that provides the student with a powerful set to tools for handling everything from unwanted and persistent advances to the most violent of attack situations.

Secondly, the program serves as the final step to recovery for individuals who have already experienced violence and are seeking to overcome any PTSD related components that may still be impacting their life. The therapeutic benefits of this new model have been assessed by the UCD medical center in Sacramento California.

This program was designed Conrad Woodall. Mr. Woodall is a retired police officer, holds a master’s degree in Forensic Psychology, has over 21 years of martial arts experience, and serves as a sexual assault response team instructor for numerous Northern California sexual assault agencies. Mr. Woodall is also a full time faculty instructor in criminal justice and psychology for Heald College in Roseville, California.

         The 7 Steps of the R.E.C.O.V.E.R. Model




Exposure Training through


Combatives for




Violence & Victimization to


Enhance self efficacy & personal empowerment


for Recovery

WSD_Logo-forWhiteBGThe mission of the 7 step recover model is to prevent violence by developing and implementing self-defense prevention training programs while also aiming to improve the quality of life, self-perception, self-protection, and social functioning for survivors of sexual or physical violence by supplementing existing treatments for survivors with simple and effective methods of physical self-defense and self-protection strategies to prevent re-victimization and create empowerment in our society.

The self-defense portion of the training consists of a minimum of 30 hours of hands-on training broken down into the following categories:

  • Psychology / Sociology of Violence
  • Personal Body Weapons
  • Self-Defense Techniques
  • Core Strengths for Ground Survival
  • Weapon’s Defense
  • Parking lot and Vehicle Safety
  • Reaction-Response Drills

The INSTRUCTOR’S COURSE consists of an additional 40 hours of instruction on teaching the physical components of this model.

To discuss this program or receive a brochure please contact us by email at ConradWoodall@yahoo.com or by phone, 208.416.7019.