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 geners 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 over three days (Friday evening and Saturday and Sunday afternoon). Each day, 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 with strangers, acquaintances, and intimates.

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


    Self-Defense for Individuals 1a

    Self-Defense Workshops

    Self-Defense Workshops

    Next workshop:

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

    Saturday, December 10th

    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.


      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: / Phone: 773-472-7663