Beginning Self Defense Zoom/In-Person Hybrid


Empowerment Self Defense Classes 2023

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, 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 for dealing with violence
  • Drill kicks and hand strikes with pads.


First, Pick one Saturday, 9:00-11:00 AM Zoom Class:

  • March 11
  • June 17
  • August 12

Next, join us the following Monday and Wednesday (6:45-7:45 PM) for in-person drilling practice at a SW Portland Recreation Center:

  • March 13 & 15
  • June 19 & 20
  • August 14 & 16

This is a total of four hours of self-defense training; two hours on Zoom and two 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 toward the scholarship fund for this workshop. If you need a scholarship, please reach out to me.

Sorry, no refunds.

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