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Intro to Empowerment Self Defense Workshop

  • The Center for Anti-Violence Education 327 Seventh Street Brooklyn United States (map)

CAE offers Intro to Community Self-Defense course for women (cis and trans), and LGBTQ identified people. All programs are sensitive to the needs of survivors

The basic self-defense workshop covers strategies and safety plans for dealing with different levels of violence, emotional aspects of self-defense, and concrete steps we can take to help ourselves. Students of all skill and ability levels will learn basic physical-defense techniques including strikes, blocks and kicks; ways to get out of different grabs and holds, verbal exercises, and discussions about dealing with attackers who are strangers, acquaintances or intimates.

Basic self-defense strategies include a full spectrum of responses, such as avoiding danger, yelling, getting away, tricking someone, defending with physical techniques, and seeking help afterwards.

Participants learn:
physical and verbal self defense techniques
de-escalation strategies
boundary setting skills
self care and safety tips


Earlier Event: February 18
Later Event: February 21
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