Self-Defense Courses

Interested in taking or hosting a self-defense course? Below are some options if your group or organization is interested. Also, check out our upcoming events.

Photo: Oiselle

Photo: Oiselle

Women's Safety Workshops & Runner Safety Workshops

Almost daily the media report stories of violent attacks on the street. Those who fight back are more likely to get away, yet without some form of training it’s hard to know what to do. Join me for an invigorating workshop on personal safety where you will learn how to fight back. The 2-hour workshop includes safety tips, scenario discussions, and some empowering self-defense techniques. 

What will I learn in this workshop?

  • How to recognize and avoid potentially violent situations

  • How to respond to violent situations

  • Basic tools for fighting back, including:

  • The ideal stance to help maintain your balance and get away

  • Basic moves: punches, kicks, elbows, and knees

  • Defending against common attacks, such as:

    • Wrist grabs

    • Bear hugs β€” both arms free and arms trapped

    • Hair pull attacks

Contact me for more information and costs.

Safety Workshops for Teen Girls &
Mother-Daughter Workshops

This 2-hour workshop teaches teen girls self-defense basics. It is similar to the Women's Safety Workshop but is tailored to younger women and girls and emphasizes empowerment, strength, and self-esteem. Girls practice how to deal with scenarios women face as they come of age -- catcalling and harassment up to violent encounters.

Contact me for more information and costs.

Thank you! It was such an impactful class for me and my girl. Looking forward to your next one!
— K.R.
Photo: Mahila Partnership

Photo: Mahila Partnership

Photo: Katona Pilates

Photo: Katona Pilates

Customize a Course for Your Organization

Want me to customize a course for your organization? I can provide anything from a 20-minute safety demonstration to a 2-day workshop. Contact me to begin developing a course for your group!



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