Strategic Living has been helping women, girls, and boys discover their inner super-sheros since 2003. They have taught self-defense to women from six to senior, from sorority sisters to grandmothers and business executives, homeless women and those in transitional housing, and just about everyone in between.
The upcoming 6-week series Self-Defense 101 for Women, Transgender, and Non-Binary Persons takes place between August 17th and September 21st, Thursday evenings from 6:30 – 8:30pm at the Phinney Center.
Research shows that those who successfully defended themselves quickly recognized threatening situations and enforced their boundaries, if necessary by physical means. In this six-week course you will learn to recognize assailant ploys and manipulations and how to thwart them. Practice releases from common grabs and decisive strikes to vital targets. Use your voice and body language with impact. Recognize the signs that will let you defuse, de-escalate or evade before a physical assault ever happens. Assess your risks, and plan around them. Understand the connections between awareness, threats, and our media environment. The six sessions give you time between classes to practice your moves and become more comfortable with them.
This is a progressive skill-building course. You will learn the most basic elements early on, and practice them in later drills. The first sessions will focus more on physical skills: strikes to vulnerable targets, releases from grabs, body language, and using your voice. Later sessions will put your new skills in various contexts, look more at setting boundaries, and different verbal strategies to control uncomfortable situations. Finally, you will learn to recognize domestic violence, and how to get help if you (or someone you know) are in an abusive relationship.
Self-Defense 101 for Women, Transgender, and Non-Binary Persons
August 17th – September 21st
Thursday evenings from 6:30 – 8:30pm
Phinney Neighborhood Center
6532 Phinney Ave N
Room 1, Blue Building