Mama Bear PREPARED is comforting content, courses and coaching for moms created by Carrie Conrad, a mom, dedicated defense and prevention expert and founder of Beating Disaster, a Detroit based, specialty school offering niche training,
It came about first through unfortunate life experience that led Carrie's passion of teaching karate to evolve to include teaching defense that's applicable to the often overlooked and unreported causes of harm and later trying to raise her "high needs" child with these skills.
In teaching self-defense for over a decade, her efforts transitioned to focus on the concerned moms that needed help feeling their kids were safe and raising kids to be PREPARED to live in prevention.
It began with participation in martial arts as a preteen. While most karate enthusiasts casually enjoy lessons as a hobby, through a stroke of luck, Carrie received private instruction and attention from several expert martial artists acknowledged in the Marial Arts Hall of Fame, including SGM Chuck Sullivan, GM Vic Leroux and GM Howard Singer as well as access to regular work outs with incredible practitioners.
While receiving excellent instruction and noticeable attention in competition, arguably the lessons provided by fellow "father like" martial artists were equally, if not more, valuable. The tips that have proven helpful learned from police officers, bouncers, security officers, bikers and beyond are reflected in the Mama Bear PREPARED content.
Over the years, the real learning was focused specifically on preventing children from harm, however there aren't certifications to be had or even leaders in those studies.
Where do you go to learn to keep your other kids safe from your child with special needs?
How do we factor a defiant toddler into our situational awareness and plan for defense?
How do we teach our children to be safe when our own family can be the risk?
We can easily find content on "protecting kids" but they teach how to identify when bad things are happening, what to do while they are happening, how we can cope and help our children with the scars, even suggestions for repairing damage. (Mama Bear PREPARED is proudly the first of its kind and the "how to" for avoiding being targeted or harmed in the first place!)
Again, those countless hours and years aren't easily visible. It's much easier to see the efforts put into training in protection and defense, which are incredibly slim in comparison.
just as, if not more, valuable.
5th degree black belt in IKCA Kenpo Karate under SGM Chuck Sullivan and part of the "Sullivan Leroux In-House Crew"
IKCA Kenpo Instructor
Citizen Defense Training Certified
Basic & Advanced Self Defense Instructor
Pepper Spray Instructor
Basic & Advanced Defensive Use of Knife
Body for Hire VIP Protection through Hawk East Inc.
Defensive Shooting Fundamentals
Emergency First Aid Fundamentals
Stop the Bleed