Self-Defense for Tween Girls (Grades 5-7)

Pre-Teen Girl

For girls just starting to ride the bus with one or two friends, begin babysitting, and be trusted at home alone. Does more independence and responsiblity for her have to mean more worry for you? This class is for both her emerging awareness and your peace of mind. In 2 1/2 hours, she will learn safety skills essential for her increasing independence and safety when she is:

  • Home alone or with younger siblings
  • Riding the bus by herself or with a friend or two
  • Babysitting
  • Walking or biking to the park or corner store with a friend.

Let’s face it: Talking to kids about safety is tough. But, as they mature and become increasingly independent, you want them to take care of themselves while living rich, full lives. In these classes they will learn to recognize “red flags,” plan safe exits from iffy situations, try out physical moves (just in case), and learn to find supportive self-care. All in age-appropriate language and concepts.

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.

Strategic Living

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.

More classes from Strategic Living

Class Fee: $77

  Apr 30, 2017 - Apr 30, 2017
  Jun 4, 2017 - Jun 4, 2017
  Jul 2, 2017 - Jul 2, 2017
  Jul 26, 2017 - Jul 26, 2017
  Aug 21, 2017 - Aug 21, 2017
Days/Times:
Class Type: In Person
Age: Kids and Teens
Location
Strategic Living
1426 S Jackson St
Seattle, Washington 98144

Why Register on Connect2Classes

  • Lowest Price Guarantee
  • Satisfaction Guarantee
  • Cancellation Guarantee

Reviews of Strategic Living

(3 Reviews)
Lindsay P.
This class was fantastic: superbly practical, forceful without inducing unnecessary fear, the right balance of physical and psychological tools. I dragged myself there because I felt like I "should" do a self-defense class, and it was actually really fun, too. Joanne's storytelling made the techniques memorable and relate-able. After just one 5-hour workshop, I feel I'm very well-equipped to prevent an attack and to handle an attack should it come to that. Best money I've spent in a long time
Christine C.
Violence against women is a scary reality, but Joanne's self-defense class gave me a little more confidence that I will be able to protect myself (and, more importantly, that I can listen to my intuition and not go into dangerous situations in the first place). This class is one of the best things you can do for yourself, and it would make a great gift for female friends, sisters, daughters, etc.
Marie G.
When I landed on the Strategic Living website, I was impressed by the variety of options & the flexibility offered. After I made the decision to join with my kids, my girlfriends also jumped in. Joanne offered us a private 3 hour session for the ten of us. Our ages ranged from 14 to 50+. I was very impressed with the style of the class, the topics covered & how well Joanne discussed topics relevant to our collective experiences. It was a great course for all of us & now I can rest easier knowing my kids & friends are capable of protecting/defending themselves. Highly recommend!! Should be a requirement for all women!