Next Public Empowerment Self-Defense Class

Back-to-School Safety for Kids (ages 8 – 11 ) – Saturday, Sept 16th

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Open to youth of all genders, ages 8 – 11.  This workshop will teach kids to recognize potentially dangerous situations, get away, and get help.  Strategies taught include recognizing both potential bullies on the playground and dangerous adults, using their voice to set boundaries and get help from grownups,  and if necessary,  physically resisting and getting away from people who mean them harm. 

Hoping to schedule a class for your company, school, scout troop, or organization?  Check out self-defense for groups, kids self-defense classes, or self-defense for companies!

Upcoming Self-Defense & Safety Workshops

Registration is open now for all classes (scroll down to see self-defense classes):

  • Transit Safety for Teens
  • Relationship Safety & Bullying Prevention for Teens (ages 12 – 17)

Schedule a Semi-Private Self-Defense Class

If you’d like to take a  class or workshop on your schedule and have a few friends (total of 4 people) to take it with you, use the form at the bottom of the page to contact us about creating a semi-private training.  “Semi-private” means that we’ll work with you to schedule it at your convenience and find pricing that works for you and your friends (part of our commitment to equity), but also open it up to the public and market it along with you.

Recent Classes

Below are recent public and semi-private workshops we’ve offered.  All of our workshops teach trauma-informed and queer-affirming empowerment-based self-defense for people of all genders and abilities.  


Saturday, March 11, 2023
Self-Defense for Women & Girls







Saturday, January 21, 2023
Self-Defense for Teens & Parents







Saturday, December 10th, 2022
ESD for Young Adults
Young Adult Self-Defense Students Demonstrate Their Strength







Saturday. September 17th, 2022
ESD for Teens







Saturday, May 7, 2022
ESD for Adults

May 2022 Self-Defense Workshop







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