Types of Self-Defense Workshops Available


Wen-Do is a program designed for women by women.  Techniques are designed for women of all ages, sizes, and abilities.  A combination of discussion, with practical physical skills results in an integration of mental and physical preparedness.

To learn more about Wen-Do check out this Video Introduction with Instructor Leslie!

Acts of Resistance

Acts of Resistance is a program for LGBTQ+ community members to heighten their sense of self-trust and awareness of their environment.  This workshop offers participants an opportunity to discuss personal safety issues and to practice easy to learn, easy to remember self-defense techniques.  The workshop reinforces the positive aspects of the way participants confront the threat of fear and violence in their lives.

Urban Self-Defense

Urban Self-Defense is a program designed for men to teach basic self-defense skills, as well as strategies for staying alert, aware and prepared in an urban environment.

To learn more about Urban Self-Defense check out this Introduction Video with instructor Shahid!

The Community Safety Office may also be able to provide assistance for specialized self-defense workshops, for example, workshops that are geared toward persons with physical accessibility requirements.