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5-Week Adult Self Defense Course - Class 2 of 5

  • The Center for Anti-Violence Education 327 7th Street Brooklyn, NY, 11215 United States (map)

Held every Wednesday for 5-weeks from 6:30-9:00pm. Please note: You must be available to attend 4 out of the five class dates.

What will I learn in this course?

The curriculum focuses on violence prevention. Students of all skill and ability levels will learn basic self-defense information including strikes, blocks and kicks; ways to get out of different grabs and holds, verbal exercises, roleplays & discussions about dealing with attackers who are strangers, acquaintances or intimates.

Who is this class for?

This course is open to women (cis and trans) and all transgender and gender non-conforming people across the spectrum (18 & up). Students are diverse in age, body type, background and ability.

All classes are taught by instructors who have been trained through our organization. There are usually two to three instructors per class and approximately 20-25 students per class.

How much does it cost?

To keep this program accessible for as many people as possible, it is free, with a suggested donation of $100+.

We recognize that participants come from a variety of economic backgrounds and situations, so we ask that you donate at the level comfortable for you.

If you have the capacity to give more, please consider doing so to help offset the costs of the program for those who cannot pay.


Contact us directly if you need a paper registration form. You can reach us at or 718-788-1775

Free childcare is available upon request. Please give us at least 48 hours notice.