Self Defense 102 takes up material you learned in Self-Defense 101, and kicks it up a notch. This is a progressive skill-building class, which means each session will review what you learned the previous week(s) and build on those skills. You should be prepared to commit to attending all 4 sessions. Each session is 2 hours in length. This should not be your first self-defense class; a prerequisite is Self-Defense 101, or another multi-session Empowerment Self-Defense Program.
Review decisive targets and strikes, 3+ combos, and other components of physical skills.
Increase your practical agility and footwork to better leverage your strength effectively.
Learn to continue even if the fight hits the ground.
More practice with verbal tactics, including de-escalation, the “Broken Record,” confrontation strategies, assertion, and “energy matching.”
Dealing with two attackers
Basic strategies for facing an attacker with a weapon.
Simple joint manipulation to stall or disable an attacker.
Cancellation up to 2 days before class: full refund. Cancellation after that but before class begins: partial refund. Cancellation after class: no refund, but can apply tuition to a later class.
Life is to be enjoyed. At the same time, we want to make a positive difference in the lives of others. Life-long skills for confidence, safety and independence help you achieve both. There's really only one reason to learn self-defense: to enhance your quality of life. To emPOWER you to make safety choices with confidence. To promote resilience and independence. In these self-defense classes you learn to use your voice to say NO and STOP to people and events that threaten to diminish your quality of life.