Beginning Self Defense Zoom/In-Person Hybrid


Research proves that taking an empowerment self-defense class makes you safer. Period. Awareness of your intuition, grooming practices, and how violence works create a foundation for safety, security, and peace of mind. Work to define your boundaries, how to set them clearly, and protect yourself if they are crossed.

How this class works: You will start with a Zoom class on a Saturday morning. The following week, join us in person as we hit pads and practice our physical skills including the use of our voices. Enjoy lots of fun drills and empowerment as we develop your physical self-defense toolkit.

In the beginning class you will:

  • Learn how crucial your awareness is and how paying attention to it keeps you safer.
  • Sharpen your boundaries, and make them known.
  • Ramp up your volume with voice work and verbal exercises.
  • Familiarize yourself with best practices for a physical response and other options to violence
  • Drill kicks and hand strikes with pads.


First, Pick your Zoom class time – Saturday, November 5 from 9:00-11:00 AM

Next, join us the following week for in-person drilling practice – Mon./Wed. November 7 & 9 from 6:45 to 7:45 PM at a community center in SW Portland. (Address available for those who register.)

This is a total of up to four hours of self-defense training; two hours on Zoom and one or two (your choice!) of in-person training.

We are offering a sliding scale option for payment. While we want this training to be as widely available as possible, we ask that you please consider carefully the value of both your safety and peace of mind as you make your choice.

A portion of your registration fee goes towards the scholarship fund for this workshop. If you need a scholarship, please reach out to me.

Sorry, no refunds.

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