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Two-Part Self-Defense Workshop for Women and Teen Girls

  • Brookline Teen Center 40 Aspinwall Ave Brookline, MA 02446 (map)

I'm excited to be back in Brookline yet again for a class for adult women and teenage girls ages 13+. The class is a partnership with B'line Fitness. Mom/daughter pairs are welcome or your teen can attend with friends. Adult women are welcome all on their own, as well.

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Learn the basics in an Introduction to Self-Defense for Women & Teens (ages 13+) from 10:00 - 11:00 AM. We will discuss safety tips, scenario discussions, and learn some empowering self-defense techniques. Bring your sense of humor and sense of adventure.


Follow up with Part 2: Advanced Self-Defense for Women and Teens (ages 13+) from 11:15 AM - 1:00 PM. More practice, more techniques, more advanced demos.

In both workshops, we will learn:

  • 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 on women and girls, such as:
    • Bear hug grabs
    • Hair pull attacks
    • Pushes to the ground

Feel free to reach out to Rebecca Tolkoff with questions: Go to to register the workshops. Scholarships are available.