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.


      What an eye opener!! Sooo many things I did not realize I was ignoring and could put me at risk!!  Rebecca was engaging, informative, and a great instructor for our company's self defense class!! Her experiences and her energy kept a room of 30 women and a couple men on their toes and ready for danger!  Not just physical instruction, but confidence to bring attention, and get to safety when in an uncomfortable or dangerous situation!! Everyone should take this course to prevent injury, and dangerous situations!! Thank you defense ability for coming to our office and helping us all be more aware, and more confident to take care of ourselves!!!

    thumb Jennifer Y.

      You definitely learn a lot by attending a class. I didn't sign up for regular classes but just wanted to try it out once. First off, Rebecca is both warm and passionate about what she does. She also has a pretty extensive background in regards to defense tactics.

    I would say for the one-time class, it's basically a spark notes version of the basics of what you can do in the more common attack situations (with actual drills and intense practice...we got to punch and kick a dummy to a pulp).

    What I appreciated the most about the session was being reminded of how unnecessary it is to worry about your self-image or politeness when being confronted with danger. When your life is on the line, who cares about how loud you are or if you blatantly reject an a boss? No pity. And how about putting down those phones while walking y'all? Is scrolling through your Facebook or Instagram feed that important?

    Yah. She's passionate about your safety and so am I.

    thumb Christine H.


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, 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

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.