Self-Defense for You
12-Hour Self-Defense Courses
12-Hour Self-Defense Course Fees
Next Course: Sundays August 13 & 20
10AM – 5PM each day
1 hour lunch break (lunch not provided).
Open to all genders ages 16-27
$150 – $200, 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
Sunday, August 27 1:30 – 3:30 PM
Open to everyone Ages 12 – 16
Cost: Sliding Scale ($0 – $40).
Self-Defense and Bystander Intervention Workshops
Since late 2016, Thousand Waves has begun offering periodic free bystander intervention and self-defense workshops. Though our self-defense workshops all cover bystander intervention, these 3-hour workshops place a special focus on using our self-defense skills on behalf of others. We will continue scheduling these workshops at our Center as long as demand stays high. To ensure continued high interest, we are scheduling them one at a time. Check back often to see when the next Bystander Intervention and Self-Defense workshop will be scheduled, or sign up for our newsletter!
Empowerment Self-Defense Workshops
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.
Inquiries about courses and workshops please contact:
Amy L. E. Jones, LSW – Violence Prevention and Self-Defense Program Manager
Email: email@example.com / Phone: 773-472-7663