Self Defense Special Topics

The first Thursday of each month, from 7:30-8:30, we have a Self Defense Special Topics class. This class is open to adult & teen karate students and anyone who has taken a violence prevention workshop with Sun Dragon in the past year. If you are not a current student, contact us to sign up.

2017 Special Topics Schedule:

  • January 7: Skills Swap: Come and trade ideas with other folks who think about and practice self defense.
  • February 4: Bystander Intervention: Learn and practice responses when you see something potentially unsafe happening to another person.
  • March 4: Safety @ Conferences, Conventions, & Festivals: Learn and practice ways to handle unsafe or disrespectful situations that occur in large groups. Especially helpful for conference organizers. Best Practices handouts will be provided.
  • April 1: Defenses Inside & Outside Cars: People often feel especially anxious about the idea of being attacked while in a car or forced into someone’s car. There are actually many options to defend yourself in these situations.
  • May 6: Adapting to Limited Mobility or Injury: Learn and practice ways to adapt your self defense if you are injured or have limited mobility for any reason.
  • June 3: Think/Yell/Run/Fight/Tell Refresher: Has it been awhile since you went through one of our self defense classes? Come to this fast-paced refresher.
  • July 1: Public Transportation Scenarios: Planes, Trains, and Buses — scenarios ranging from the overly chatty fellow traveler to unwanted physical contact.
  • August 5: Robbery & Property Crimes: Learn and practice responses to situations like mugging, carjacking, and home break-ins.
  • September 2: Weapons: Discuss and practice ways to handle situations that involve sticks, knives, and guns.
  • October 7: Back by request! Defenses Inside & Outside Cars: People often feel especially anxious about the idea of being attacked while in a car or forced into someone’s car. There are actually many options to defend yourself in these situations.
  • November 4: Interactions with Family: In advance of the holiday season, come discuss and practice ways to handle situations that occur within the family.
  • December 2: 2 hour workshop (6:30-8:30pm): Covers physical and verbal safety skills for everyday and higher-risk situations.