Silicon Valley Women’s Self Defense

Women’s Self Defense Classes offered by Defense-ability are tailored to the lifestyles of women here in the Silicon Valley and the Bay Area.
Silicon Valley Women's Self Defense

Whether you live in a large city like San Jose or a smaller community like Los Altos, you can create a safer environment and reduce your risks by attending a Women’s Self Defense class.

Our program teaches basic skills, such as situational awareness and boundary setting. In addition we teach “street smarts” – safety information for everyday living, and physical self defense skills. Learn to disable your attacker and escape!

Women’s Self Defense Classes

Participants gain critical skills, increase confidence levels, and learn to recognize and avoid potentially dangerous situations they may encounter. Our workshops are small, friendly and relaxed. Our instructors are encouraging and supportive. Our goal is to be sure that each student leaves the class with more confidence in their ability to defend themselves successfully.

Classes are open to women 18 years of age or older (15-17 with parental permission) and designed to be low impact, fun, information packed, and suitable for everyone. At Defense-ability you will learn the importance of situational awareness, and how to defend yourself physically.

  • Setting physical and verbal boundaries
  • Street ”smarts” and awareness
  • Pre-planning and preparing
  • Recognizing and avoiding trouble
  • De-escalating situations
  • Simple and effective physical defensive techniques

Most of our classes are private or taught at local schools, businesses and corporations. However we offer several public classes each month for Urban Self Defense, College Awareness and Safety, Mother and Daughter Self Defense, and Self Defense Practice. Please check our calendar to find out which classes are available. Class Calendar

If you can’t find a class that fits your schedule, why not book a private class? Get a few of your friends, neighbors or co-workers to join you! With as few as ten students we can bring the class to you – or we’ll teach your group at one of the private facilities we use.

Defense-ability is changing statistics, one woman at a time.  Our goal is to empower, equip and educate women to defend themselves, regardless of age or fitness level.