Women's Urban Self Defense

Women’s Urban Self Defense

Classes tailored to the lifestyles of women in Silicon Valley and surrounding Bay Area.

College Safety and Awareness

Created for high school seniors matriculating to college, and focuses on issues pertaining to campus life.

Mother Daughter Self Defense

For moms to spend quality time with their daughters while learning an important life skill together!


We bring the class to you!

Our corporate classes are shaped to meet the needs of the client company. We have taught classes at companies and non-profits all over the Bay Area.

Silicon Valley Women’s Self Defense

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. 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.

      Rebecca has a lot of experience and was able to provide a lot of information and tips on keeping you safe.   We go through a lot of information first then we practice actual physical defense moves with her and whomever we partner up with.   My friends and I did the basic and college safety
    class...  And I wish I took this class when I was actually going to college.  (I remember many late nights walking two blocks to the 7th parking garage at SJSU.).   I would highly recommend this class for any woman.   And looking forward to a "mother w/ young children" self defense class Rebecca plans in putting together.

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We are living in uncertain times…

It’s better to be safe than sorry. Create a safer environment and reduce your risks by planning for the unexpected.

Our program teaches basic skills, such as situational awareness and boundary setting. In addition we teach “street smarts” – safety information for everyday living along with physical self defense skills.

      I took a class with Rebecca last Saturday and it was FANTASTIC.  I have horrible situational awareness and really needed to understand some basic things that could make me more aware of my surroundings and defend myself should the situation arise.  She does a great job at giving you hands on experience on doing just that.  With a good mix of videos and personal stories, mixed with learning and feeling some of the tactics and holds, I truly feel more confident.  I know it will take work, and diligence to pay more attention, but this class is so worth your time and money.  Great job!

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Women’s Self Defense Classes

Students 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,  information packed, and suitable for adults. 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

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.