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!

CORPORATE SELF DEFENSE CLASS / TEAM BUILDING

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 friend and I both took Rebecca's workshop and loved it! Having both been through some very tough situations, we had been looking for an opportunity to learn how to better protect ourselves. Rebecca's class really fit the bill! We learned how to be more alert to the environment around us, what type of situations can be dangerous, how perpetrators think and pick victims, and, perhaps most importantly, how to physically defend ourselves. Rebecca has a lot of experience and knowledge. She's also got a great sense of humor and a lot of good stories. It was a pleasure getting to know her as well!

    A class for moms with small children is in the works as well, so we are hoping to join her for that sometime soon.

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    2/21/2015

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.

      We hosted a self-defense seminar at our company. Rebecca and her team were total professionals. It was easy working with them from beginning to the end. The event itself went very well. Everyone was laughing and learning. Her technique is a no BS approach. She doesn't expect anyone to turn into a black belt overnight. She teaches folks how to best avoid dangerous situations, and if they happen to find themselves in bad situations, realistic methods of escaping and surviving them. Thank you, Rebecca and team. You're great!

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    6/06/2018

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.