Upcoming Workshops

Open to all abilities, sizes, and fitness levels: You don’t have to be a martial artist or an athlete to help yourself be safer!

Many of our workshops are designated as “all genders” but some are separated “women/girls” or “men/boys”. This is not because we believe there is an inherent gender difference but because we recognize that the world treats us differently based on gender categories. All of our workshops are open and welcoming to people who identify as trans, genderqueer, gender fluid, non-binary, gender creative, gender non-conforming, or any other gender designation that exists. Whoever you are and however you identify, pick the workshop that makes the most sense for you. You know your gender experience better than anyone else does.

Please email Laura with any questions about upcoming workshops, problems with registration, or to request a scholarship application.

Personal Safety for Young Women and Teens

  • 3 Hour workshop for teens to young adult (high school, college, and first out on their own) who identify as women, teen girls, transwomen, genderqueer, gender fluid, female-presenting…
  • This workshop addresses topics young women must increasingly navigate — gender-based harassment, creating healthy relationships, school and work environments. Learn and practice skills for awareness, verbal assertiveness, and physical protection. Feel stronger and more confident in everyday situations while also preparing for potentially dangerous situations.
  • July 30, 2:00-5:00pm
  • $45 for one person
  • $35 each when multiple people register together
  • $25 for current students or members
  • Or pay what you can — email gro.n1500770976ogard1500770976nus@a1500770976ruaL1500770976 to register with a discounted price.

Self Defense Basic Skills Workshop

  • Open to: Adults and Teens 15+ (all genders)
  • In this 2-hour workshop students will learn and practice skills for awareness, verbal assertiveness, and physical protection. Through discussions, interactive activities, and hands-on practice, participants will gain skills to maximize their safety and feel stronger and more confident in everyday situations, while also preparing for potentially dangerous situations.
    Specific areas of focus include:
    *Awareness for violence prevention
    *How to defuse a violent situation
    *Physical skills to fight back & escape
  • September 28, 6:30-8:30pm
  • $30 for one person
  • $25 each when multiple people register together
  • $15 for current students or members
  • Or pay what you can — email gro.n1500770976ogard1500770976nus@a1500770976ruaL1500770976 to register with a discounted price.

Back to School Safety

  • Start the school year off by learning and practicing skills for handling all kinds of school situations, from dealing with bullies to feeling confident in the classroom. We focus on strengthening kids’ ability to determine whether they feel safe and respected, what to do about it in the moment, and then how to seek help afterwards.
  • Saturday September 30
  • Age 4-Kinder: 9:30-10:00am
  • Kids in grades 1 & 2: 10:15-11:00am
  • Grade 3-14 years: 11:00am-12:00
  • No charge but pre-registration required.

Personal Safety & Conflict Resolution for Teens and Adult Women

  • 3 Hour workshop for people age 12+ who identify as women, teen girls, transwomen, genderqueer, gender fluid, female-presenting…
  • Learn and practice skills for awareness, verbal assertiveness, and physical protection. Feel stronger and more confident in everyday situations while also preparing for potentially dangerous situations.
  • October 22, 3:00-6:00pm
  • $45 for one person
  • $35 each when multiple people register together
  • $25 for current students or members
  • Or pay what you can — email gro.n1500770976ogard1500770976nus@a1500770976ruaL1500770976 to register with a discounted price.