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Self-Defense for Women & Girls in Minneapolis

  • Lynnhurst Recreation Center 1345 West Minnehaha Parkway Minneapolis, MN 55419 (map)

Almost daily the media report stories of women and girls attacked while out alone. 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 self-defense instructor Julie Morrill for an invigorating workshop on personal safety where your teen will learn how to fight back. The workshop will include safety tips, scenario discussions, and some empowering self-defense techniques. A sense of humor and sense of adventure required!

Thanks to FastZach and CTolleRun for their generous support.

Multiple time options! Pick the time that works best for you and register at the links below.

Saturday, July 14, 1:00-2:15 PM:

What will I learn in this course?

- 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:

  • Bear hug grabs
  • Hair pull attacks
  • Pushes to the ground


What should I bring to the event?

Please come in comfortable workout clothing and athletic footwear. You might want to bring a few layers for the discussion portions of the seminar when we aren’t moving as much. Also, bring a bottle of water and perhaps a few of your favorite snacks.

What's the refund policy?

Refunds if cancellation made 24 hours prior to the event.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Sure! Just let us know!

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Absolutely. Though, it's best to let us know ahead of time if someone is coming in your place.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

We recommend that attendees be 10 and older. All participants must have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian in order to participate. Women can attend on their own. Mother-daughter pairs are encouraged!