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.

Back to School Safety

  • Start the school year with skills for feeling safe and confident. Kids will learn and practice ways to handle situations with bullies, identify unsafe situations, resolve conflict with friends, and feel more confident in the classroom.
  • Classes are free but please pre-register so we know how many people are coming.
  • September 15
  • 9:30-10:00: Kids age 4 – Kindergarten
  • 10:15-11:00: Kids in grades 1 & 2
  • 11:00-12:00: Kids in grade 3 – age 14

Personal Safety and Conflict Resolution for Women & Teens

  • Young adulthood is a high-risk time for sexual assault, especially by someone you know, but research has found that empowerment self-defense can make a huge difference!
  • 3 Hour workshop for teens 12 and up and adults who identify as women, teen girls, transwomen, genderqueer, gender fluid, female-presenting…
  • This workshop addresses topics women must increasingly navigate — gender-based harassment, interpersonal 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.
  • October 21, 3:00-6:00pm
  • $45: one person
  • $35: bring-a-friend ($70 for two, pay for both at once)
  • $25: current Sun Dragon students
  • Or pay what you can — email gro.n1542630443ogard1542630443nus@a1542630443ruaL1542630443 to register with a discounted price.

Preschoolers and Parents Safety and Confidence Workshop

  • Our hour and a half workshop is fun for parents and kiddos alike! We talk about self confidence, handling conflicts, self control, and personal safety. We play games, make friends, and learn about ways to integrate safety into our daily lives.
  • Open to kids ages 3-5 accompanied by an adult.
  • December 2, 3:00-4:30pm
  • $20: each kid and parent team
  • Or pay what you can — email gro.n1542630443ogard1542630443nus@a1542630443ruaL1542630443 to register with a discounted price.