About our classes
Defend Yourself has classes for everyone, no matter what your age or ability. Whether you’re dealing with street harassment, going off to college, healing from abuse, or meeting any other challenge, we offer skills you can use.
Live life with more confidence, more safety, more freedom, + more fun!
Join us to learn how to prevent and avoid harassment, attack, and abuse; how to stop a threatening situation with words; and physical strikes to use against common attacks.
- All of our classes are tailored to the life situations and experiences of the students.
- All of our classes are open to people of all abilities: You don’t have to be an athlete or a martial artist to help yourself be safer. All of our classes are held in wheelchair-accessible spaces. If there’s something else that would help you be able to participate, please let us know.
- All of our classes have limited sliding-scale spaces for those who can’t afford the full fee.
- And all of our classes are fun!
If you sign up for a class and are unable to make it, we’ll give you a partial credit toward another class. We’re unable to make refunds.
Get Ready for College!
Most of us don’t yet know what school will look like in the fall. Still, the late teens and early 20s are a high-risk time for sexual harassment and assault, and research has found that empowerment self-defense can make a huge difference!
Join us to learn skills to be safer and more confident as you head off (literally or virtually) to school or work. Since most attacks are by someone you know, we focus on prevention, boundary-setting, assertiveness skills and physical strikes as a last resort in a college setting.
Who: For women, trans men, and nonbinary people who are rising high-school juniors, seniors, and college students
When: This class is two sessions: August 5 and August 9, 4:30-6 p.m.
Where: Online via Zoom
How: $79; complete the form below. Contact us if you can’t afford the full fee.
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In the meantime, if you’d like some training in personal safety and self-protection skills, you can bring us to you! If you have any group (friends, neighborhood, workplace, faith group, club/team, etc.), we’ll customize a workshop to your needs – and we can do it online.