Self-Defense Workshops in DC

Knowing self-defense can not only potentially help you get out of a bad situation, but it can also help you feel more confident and prepared as you go about your daily life.

If you’re in the Washington, DC, area, there are several introductory self defense classes coming up through Defend Yourself:

  • Sun., Feb. 8, 11:30-2:30, Takoma Park, MD: Intro to self defense: Women and teen girls 16+
  • Sat., Feb. 28, 2-5, Bethesda, MD: Intro to self defense: High school girls (+ moms)
  • Sat., March 14, time and place TBA: Intro to self defense: Middle school girls (+ moms)
  • Sat., April 18, 1-4 pm, NW DC (near Howard U): Get ready for Spring: Dealing with street harassment (16+)

For more info or to register, contact the director at laurenATdefendyourself.org. Limited scholarships for low-income people are available.

I admit I’ve never attended a self defense class, though one of my uncles has taught them and he showed me moves a few years ago. I am in the DC area and I’m definitely going to try to make the class in April about dealing with street harassers!!

If you’ve taken self defense before, what were your experiences? Are there any classes or moves you recommend?

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