Self-Defense for You

Intensive 12 Hour Self-Defense Courses

Intensive 12-Hour Self-Defense Course Fees

Next course: January 20-22

Open to all genders ages 15+

  • $150 for full-time students
  • $200 for entire course
  • $185 early bird special discount (register at least 4 weeks ahead)
  • Bring-a-friend discount: $175 each: ($350 for both when paid together)
  • Scholarship assistance available

These in-depth courses are 12 hours, and are offered in a variety of formats, all consisting of multiple sessions of 3 or 4 hours each. Each session, students have the opportunity to practice physical skills, awareness skills, verbal skills, and social skills that will enhance their safety in a variety of situations both with strangers, and people they know.

Specific topics include:

  • Peaceful conflict resolution
  • Dealing with harassment
  • Recognizing red flags in intimate relationships
  • Defending yourself against a physical or sexual assault
  • Facing an armed assailant
  • Releases from grabs
  • Fighting from the ground
  • Intervening safely when others are the target of violence

Course Schedule

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    Self-Defense for Individuals 1a

    Self-Defense Workshops

    Self-Defense Workshops

    Next workshop:

    Self-Defense and Bystander Intervention for Prevention of Identity-Based Violence

    Sunday, January 15th

    Open to Adults and Teens 15+ (all genders)

    Cost: Free

    These short  workshops are designed to provide an overview of self-defense and provide practical skills for dealing with emergency situations as well as everyday annoyances.

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      Self-Defense for Individuals 2a

      Inquiries about courses and workshops please contact:

      Amy L. E. Jones, LSW – Violence Prevention and Self-Defense Program Manager

      Email: violenceprevention@thousandwaves.org / Phone: 773-472-7663