Self Defense Class for Women & Girls 12+

Step into your power and practice self-defense skills with a group of other incredible women. This class is also a perfect choice for mothers and daughters to take together!

Overcome fears that have held you back. Find peace of mind, strength of spirit and extraordinary physical power to carry with you in your back pocket for the rest of your life!

Since the dawn of time, women have been perceived as fragile or vulnerable, making us likely targets for assault. Turn the tables on history and stand fiercely in your own power. The more empowered you are, the safer all women are.

Workshops are Friday nights from 7:00-9:00pm

Upcoming Workshops:

  • October 11, 2019
  • January 17, 2020
  • April 3, 2020
  • July 24, 2020

Your investment: $35 for just you, or you and a friend for $60

What to bring: Wear clothing that is comfortable to move in (no shorts, please!) and bring a water bottle. We’ll ask you to slip off your shoes and socks as you step onto our mat.

Here’s what you can count on learning:


Say “NO!” and yell – loud! Set clear boundaries. Be assertive. Bravely speak up!

~ Be Fearless!


Separate myths from facts. Learn to trust your gut. Breathe easier. Power up your grit!

~ Be immoveable!


Hit pads – hard! Practice easy techniques. Know exactly where to hit and how.

~ Be unstoppable!

Don't want to wait till our next scheduled workshop?

Frequently Asked Questions

I'm not in good shape, can I take this class?

YES! Women of all sizes, shapes, ages and abilities take this class. We build up slowly to the physical exercises, and can modify absolutely everything we do. Please be sure to tell one of the instructors though, if there is a specific injury or concern you need us to help you work around.

I've never taken a self-defense class before. Is this the right choice for me?

Yes! You’ve definitely come to the right place. There will be plenty of other women in the class who have never taken a self-defense course before. This is a class for novices. Once you’ve completed this class, you will have the opportunity to pursue more advanced training.

I've taken self-defense classes before. Will I learn anything new?

Yes! You will learn new things each time you come to this class. Besides, the basics are worth practicing over and over again to gain muscle memory and to reinforce what you already know. Some women take this class every year as a refresher. Once you have completed this class, you’ll have the opportunity to get more advanced training (attacks from behind, from the ground, from the front or verbal self-defense strategies.) For more information, visit the LFN Continued page.

Who's Teaching the Class?

I am! Hi, I’m Silvia Smart. Naga is my school and I’ve been training and teaching self-defense and empowerment for three wonderful decades. As a martial artist, I know that what I am teaching you works. As an educator, I read, study and do lots of research in order to keep up with the dynamic landscape we live in. Self-defense means living fearlessly and I am honored to pass along to you everything I’ve learned. I’ll give you all I’ve got. And that’s a promise.


I’m so very glad I took this class! I have a better awareness of my own strength, and actions I can take to avoid dangerous situations. I also learned how to respond, what to do, if I find my self in an uncomfortable or dangerous situation.

I am incredibly glad I came! This was such an empowering experience. After leaving the class I felt inspired to continue to teach myself to protect my own body, and to continue to explore opportunities that I might not have felt comfortable with before, like traveling abroad.

My kids took a self defense and I took the woman’s self defense classes. They were all awesome. Silva was incredible instructor. I plan to take this class again to refresh what I learned and to take the next level. (3 more classes to expand on what you learned). Class sold out and every woman showed up to my class. After class we shared wine, bubbly apple, and cupcakes to celebrate. Wonderful time!

Caroline P.

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