We live in a world where hate crimes have escalated drastically in the last few years. And because of conspiracy theory and ignorance women of color have borne the brunt of that escalation. Defense-ability is offering a program that will help Silicon Valley women of color protect themselves/fight back.
These classes are focused on improving your ability to protect yourself against harassment or violence. During this three-hour training, you’ll learn how to protect yourself in a safe, supportive and empowered environment. These classes will teach you to use situational awareness, read body language, and use safety strategies to avoid assaults before they happen. You’ll be shown how to use safety apps to not only film harassment but to notify friends and family that you are in danger.
You’ll also learn effective physical techniques addressing the most common attack situations: being pushed or pulled, cornered, rushed at or grabbed by the wrist. Rather than relying on strength, you will learn principles of leverage and surprise to defend against a stronger assailant. Regardless of your age, size, strength or physical ability, you can learn the techniques of safety and self-defense while gaining an increased sense of personal confidence and empowerment.
You will also learn to effectively and safely use non-lethal weapons to defend yourself.
Class includes discussion of safety principles, and instruction in specific self-defense techniques.
- Identify if people or situations are potentially dangerous
- Harness your intuition to suss out whether someone is trustworthy or not
- Set effective boundaries in any situation
- Use your voice and/or body language to keep a potential attacker at a distance
- Take decisive and preventative action anytime, anywhere
Students must be at least fifteen years of age. Please contact us concerning any exceptions to this policy.
Cost – $85 per student
Call/text us at: 408.412-9696
Class will be held at Flex Fusion, 2125 South Winchester Blvd Suite 140 in Campbell, CA