ABOUT THIS CLASS
If you have only an afternoon, or even just a few hours to spare, spend it here. You’ll learn the most important lesson: that you have choices. In a single session you’ll learn about real risks, assailant tricks, crucial targets and how to create an impact, and releases from the most common grabs. You will learn about recognizing and dealing with manipulations and ploys used by people you may know (including in domestic violence) as well as complete strangers. EmPOWERment has never been more fun.
COVID UPDATE JUNE 2021: All instructors are fully vaccinated, and we require all participants who are eligible to be vaccinated. Masks may be required.
Wednesday, July 14. 1:00 – 4:30 pm. Cost: $99. Location: Feminist Karate Union, 920 South Holgate St, Seattle WA 98134. Register online.
Saturday, July 31. Noon to 3:00 pm. Cost: $79. This in-person class is open to women and older teen girls. Registration is through North Kirkland Community Center. Contact NKCC at 425-587-3336, or register online (#11573). Outdoor location is North Rose Hill Woodlands Park Picnic Shelter, 9930 – 124th Ave NE, Kirkland. Street parking only.
Sunday, Aug 1. 1:30 – 6:30 pm. Cost: $159. This is a longer class, and will also cover verbal de-escalation, bystander intervention, and additional releases from grabs. Location: Feminist Karate Union, 920 South Holgate St, Seattle WA 98134. Register online.
Sunday, Aug 15. 1:30 – 5:00 pm. Cost: $99. Location: Feminist Karate Union, 920 South Holgate St, Seattle WA 98134. Register online.
Safety for Seniors
Would you like to feel more confident and safe walking around the city or going places at night?
As an older person, you can increase your sense of security and maintain your independence by learning a few tips, tricks, and skills to keep at bay those who might mean you harm.
Learn to recognize when someone is looking at you like a victim, how to evade and thwart their plans, and a few simple yet highly effective physical moves to surprise and stun your attacker.
EmPOWERment has never been more fun!
This is a great class to take with your friends and is designed for seniors, both men and women, though people of all ages are welcome.
Athletic prowess is not required!
Come prepared to challenge yourself and enjoy the self confidence you will gain.
All classes for seniors are currently offered through Seattle Central College and Bellevue College, as the six-week Self-Defense 101.
Pepper Spray Class
Easy to obtain, cheap, no permit required, and simplicity of use make pepper spray an optimal choice for those who want added protection. Yet, as with any other tool, there is some learning and practice involved if you want to get the most out of it.
Visit our Pepper Spray class page for the Summer 2021 schedule.