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.

      My mom and I took a self defense class at West Valley College taught by Rebecca and she's an AWESOME instructor! She's very patient & thorough and her humor makes the class even more fun! Thank you Rebecca!!! (And Dave!) 😛

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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.

      So, reading through all of the reviews, I'm sure you're finding it hard to believe that Rebecca receives 5 stars in review after review. But after my 14 year old daughter and I took her course this past weekend the only rating I can give her is 5 stars.  Seriously!

    The class was highly relevant and very easy to relate to our everyday activities and actions.  Rebecca's teaching style is perfect for this type of material and her prior work experience lends her to be extremely credible with this line of work.  She mixes in humor throughout the session to keep it casual but gets the point across about how important it is to be alert and aware of your environment.

    This self-defense course for women and girls is one of the most important gifts you could ever give yourself, your mother, your sister, your daughters or any woman in your life.  It literally could save their life.

    Defense-ability was highly recommended to me by my best friend who took her two daughers to it and I'm passing this on to you ---- I highly recommend Rebecca's Defense-ability course for every girl, lady and woman out there.

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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.