CTWJ E17: Teri Keefe, owner of TAKE CHARGE!

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TAKE CHARGE!℠ provides safety training and tools for women who may feel threatened or those who simply want to be prepared and in control of their own personal safety.

Teri Keefe is the owner and lead instructor at TAKE CHARGE!, the reliable resource for women who want to learn about a variety of options for personal safety. She will be sharing information on how you can avoid being a “soft target” to a criminal. She will introduce us to pepper gels and pepper sprays and demonstrate how to correctly use them to ward off an attack. Plus, she’ll provide information about upcoming firearms classes specifically for women

Teri Keefe, your Certified Instructor, advocate, and coach

  • Certified Personal Safety Academy Instructor
  • AAU Ms. USA, Ms. America, Ms. Universe 1988-92
  • NRA Certified Firearms Instructor (Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun)
  • IDPA, USPSA Competitor
  • Regional Defensive Pistol Champion
  • Range Safety Officer
  • Spokeswoman for Refuse to Be a Victim

Don’t worry. You’ve come to the right place for guidance. We will start you at the beginning and teach you at your own pace in a safe and supportive environment. Don’tworry if pistol shooting is not your thing. There are options. There are life skills we teach that can give you the skills and confidence you need to walk tall through your day, always ready.

More about Teri

Teri grew up in a small town in Kansas where she didn’t give her personal safety much thought. She relied on her Dad and 2 big brothers to keep her safe. She moved to Tucson, AZ in 1987 after winning the AAU Bodybuilding Miss Universe title, where she met her husband. Following a traditional path, Teri married and had two children, now teenage boys, Sean and Patrick. They travel to their ranch in South Dakota in the summers, where they work on the family farm. “Family time, hard work and conservation is a big part of the legacy I want to share with my boys.”

Teri’s life took a detour when she found herself a victim of a home invasion and assault. This is when Teri decided to do everything she could to never find herself unprepared and in a similar situation again. She has earned certifications in personal safety instruction as well as being a certified firearms instructor. Additionally, she is a nationally recognized competitive shooter and spokeswoman for Refuse to Be a Victim. In the process of educating and training herself, she realized the need for women instructors, so her personal safety and pistol classes are for women and taught by women – because women really do learn differently than men. Today, Teri is fully committed to training her students to be confident self-protectors and to never find themselves in a situation for which they are not prepared.

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