Surviving a Mass Shooting Incident

Knowing What to Do and Acting Fast Saves Lives. Period.

It’s hard to think about these incidents, but you want to know what to do just in case. You’ve come to the right place.

You want to be as prepared as possible for whatever life throws your way. Get up-to-date information and hands-on experience for an event that is unpredictable and unfolds quickly.

From Columbine to the Clackamas Town Center, Sandy Hook to Club Q, the FBI reports mass shooting incidents are on the rise. Training for such a situation, one of the worst-case scenarios imaginable, is important because knowing what to do, making fast decisions and acting quickly saves lives.

This workshop is a simple one-hour Zoom presentation.

Follow it up (if you live near Portland, OR) with two hours of fighting practice. After discussion of such a serious and awful topic, the physical training is both cathartic and practical.

Who Are These Classes For?

These classes are open to everyone though please be advised that the content is heavy. Teens and older are OK with parental permission. 

Upcoming Classes 2023:  

These are hybrid classes. Saturday class is on Zoom. Meet up the following week in person to practice yelling and striking techniques. 

Saturday Zoom Class from 12:00-1:00 PM (pick the one that works for you)

  • March 11
  • June 17, or
  • August 12

And then join us the following week for in-person drilling practice! 

Monday and Wednesday, 6:45 to 7:45 PM at a Recreation Center in SW Portland

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

This is a total of three hours of training; one on Zoom and two in-person.

Sliding Scale. 

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

If these workshops don’t suit your schedule, reach out directly to Silvia to work something out:

If you are interested in offering this training for your work team, find out more:

Get to know your instructor:

What Our Students Say

“I’ve taken these trainings before and they were a ‘snooze fest’. I couldn’t believe it when you said our time was up. It went so fast!”

– AAA Staff

Reasons to Train With Us


Our programs are nationally recognized and certified. We use state-of-the-art research and the latest in best practices to develop our curriculum and methods. We know what we teach you works!

Class size

We keep class sizes small. Our programs connect deeply with body, mind and spirit. Intimacy builds trust. Trust nurtures confidence. Confidence amplifies empowerment!

Safe Environment

Many participants come to us as survivors of assault. Some come with no prior history but want to prevent future violence. We are committed to teaching people in vulnerable populations. Regardless of how you show up, building a toolbox of options to use when facing threatening situations can be an anxious proposition. It is important to us that you feel safe, seen, heard, and accepted.

Continued Growth

Take this class. Interested in an empowerment self-defense class? Awesome! Want to learn how to teach self-defense classes yourself? Yes! Want to share this training with your team at work? Perfect! We've got you covered. Take this path with us as long and as far as you would like! You are always welcome here!

What Our Students Say

“What you are doing is saving lives. Thank you!”

– KA

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