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Whispering Force is a self defense class for all women and children over the age of six. We believe that learning the right techniques and education will help protect you and your loved ones in a dangerous situation.

We are proud Program partners of the Girl Scouts of Southwestern Pennsylvania. If you know a leader please share this information with her. We also do team building activities and many private sessions if needed.

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Self Defense

We specialize in empowerment self-defense training for women and girls.



Learn what you can do should an unfortunate circumstance ever happen.



Use all of your force and aggression during execution. Make it known that you’re a powerful person. Be loud to intimidate the attacker and create attention.

We Believe in Safety for Everyone.  View Our Upcoming Events!

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Our Team

Whispering Force Instructors

Our instructors are the best and are fun and energetic!!! They know how to simplify techniques so they are not forgotten after each session. They teach different techniques each time we have a Whispering Force class! Don’t miss out on learning from the best: Chuck Hosler and Ben Hosler!

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Meet Theresa Testa Zamagias, independent damsel pro with Damsel in Defense whose mission is to keep women and families safe with personal protection products. We are a direct sales company that offers personal protection products to keep women safe! Check us out at or follow us on Facebook!


Christina Sheleheda joins Whispering Force with decades of experience in Tang Soo Do. After joining the River Valley Tang Soo Do Academy in 1993 - where she still trains today under Master Scott Homschek - Christina earned her black belt in 1997, her second degree black belt in 2000 and her third degree black belt in 2003. A certified instructor and lifetime Gold Member in the World Tang Soo Do Association, Christina particularly enjoys teaching children and teens how to defend themselves.

When she’s not teaching martial arts, Christina is mom to Nico, proud fur mom to Lila Mae and wife to Nicholas. She is a graduate of Penn State University and works as a Growth Marketing Consultant for an advertising firm. 

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Our Sponsors
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