Self-Defense: Paying it Forward
Self-Defense Referral Program
Self-defense is an essential set of life skills. Please refer these classes to your friends. As a thank you, for each person you refer who signs up for a class,* I will donate 10% of paid tuition to your choice of one of these excellent non-profit organizations:
King County Sexual Assault Resource Center - 24/7 sexual assault crisis and resource line, advocacy, therapy, and education for victims of sexual assault, their families, and the community.
King County Coalition Against Domestic Violence - provides advocacy and support for programs women can depend on to survive, escape, and heal from abusive relationships, including emergency hotlines, shelters, and other social services.
Rain City Rock Camp for Girls - dedicated to building positive self-esteem in girls and encouraging creative expression through music.
If you represent a business or organization and found me though one of the above non-profits, I will donate 10% of payment to that non-profit.
To redeem your thank-you gift, please send me an email. Tell me your friend's name, which class she registered for, your choice of non-profit donation, and if you would like it to be anonymous or in your name. When your friend shows up to class, I will send the donation to the non-profit organization your've chosen in your name (or anonymously, as you prefer).
*The Fine Print: Not valid for already-donated or otherwise free classes.
Please also see Strategic Living’s Refresher Program (next paragraph), which allows you to learn more and keep your skills sharp while saving money. Subscribe for Strategic Living's monthly e-newsletter (sign-up box on the right) for up-to-date information on class schedules delivered to your inbox.
Self-Defense Refresher Program
So you completed a Strategic Living self-defense class! The skills you learned and practiced will enhance your experiences and enjoyment of life for, well, the rest of your life.
In the future, you may decide you want to sharpen the saw and refresh what you've learned. Maybe you took a short (3 hours or less) class and are now ready for a longer course. Or your environment may have changed and you'd like additional tools. Maybe even you're considering new adventures you feel may expose you to unknown risks (but the rewards would be wonderful) and you'd like to learn extra precautions.
You can attend select* Strategic Living classes at half price.
*Classes eligible in this offer are any of those delivered directly by Strategic Living or the ASUW Experimental College. Not included are those offered through most other venues (UW Women's Center, Bellevue Community College, Seattle Central Community College, and others that may pop up from time to time, as I do not have administrative authority in those partner programs). Students eligible for this offer are those who completed a paid course.
- What if you want to get a group of friends together for your own custom class? You personally (sorry, not the whole group) receive that 50% discount.
- What if the whole group of us took a custom class, and we'd like a custom refresher? Yes anyone who was in the prior class is eligible for the discount.
- What if the eligible classes don't fit your schedule and you really want more training? You can also get that 50% discount on up to 4 hours of private lessons per year.
- What if you want annual refresher classes? This discount can apply every year. Yes, there is NO expiration date.
Self-defense is a crucial set of life skills. Please refer your friends to Strategic Living classes. And subscribe for Strategic Living's monthly e-newsletter (sign-up box above on the right) for current class information delivered to your inbox.