Learn Self Defense

Sun Dragon provides personal safety training and violence prevention workshops for women, children, and men. We believe that an individual is most likely to make the best decisions in threatening situations when she or he has developed a variety of responses, including assertive boundary setting, conflict resolution techniques, and physical defense skills.

Head instructor Joy Williamson is recognized by the National Women’s Martial Arts Federation (NWMAF) as a Certified Self Defense Instructor. She has extensive experience teaching self defense to kids, teens, and adults.

Joy Williamson instructs Brownies A Brownie grabs Joy’s wrist Joy escapes a Brownie’s grasp!

Upcoming Workshops

Advanced Self Defense

Saturday, Apr 26, 2014
PREREQUISITE: Completion of Sun Dragon’s basic 3-hour workshop or other permission from the instructor (email
carmel@sundragon.org)

Description: This workshop, open to all genders ages 15 and up, builds on the material learned in the three-hour basic workshop to focus specifically on fighting from the ground and dealing with more than one attacker. Participants will practice falling safely if pushed, fending off attackers after being pushed down, responding if attacked while sleeping, fending off & escaping from multiple attackers. Cost is $35 for one person, $50 for two, $75 for three, or $25 for current Sun Dragon students. Register today!

Self Defense for Teen Girls

Saturday, May 10, 2014
Our spring self defense workshop is open to all teen girls age 12 and up. This one-day basic skills workshop will cover awareness for violence prevention, using voice and body language to defuse a dangerous situation, and physical skills to fight back and escape if necessary. Register today!

Self Defense for Teens and Adults

Saturday, October 4, 2014
Our fall self defense workshop is open to all adults and teens age 12 and up. This one-day basic skills workshop will cover awareness for violence prevention, using voice and body language to defuse a dangerous situation, and physical skills to fight back and escape if necessary. Register today!

Host a Workshop for your office, school, church, or community group

Sun Dragon offers a variety of standard self-defense workshops to meet the needs of diverse populations. We can also develop a custom package to meet your specific needs. Contact us online or call 416-9735 to schedule a class. Registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations receive an automatic 10% discount; any group may apply for a need-based scholarship.

Bullying prevention and everyday safety for children offers elementary-age children tools to recognize danger signs, get help from safe adults, and speak out against violence. Instruction is fun and age-appropriate. Children will practice strong body language, effective verbal skills, escapes from grabs, and how to fight back in an emergency.                                                                    1 1/2 hours. $200 for a group of 10-20.

Dating safety for teen girls or mother/daughter groups focuses on how to identify warning signs of sexual harassment and relationship violence. Teens will learn how to stand up for themselves, watch out for each other, escape from a variety of grabs, and fight back if necessary. 2 hours. $250 for a group of 10-25.

Basic safety skills for women or mixed groups, teens and adults. This course covers awareness, assessing your risks, setting boundaries, conflict resolution, escaping from grabs, and fighting back effectively. 3 hours. $375 for a group of 10-30.

Self Defense intensive training covers basic skills, plus falling safely, fighting from the ground, defending against armed attackers, and multiple attackers. 9 hours. $775 for a group of 10-20.

Contact us online or call (512)416-9735 for more information on scheduling a class.