Defend Yourself’s Workshops

Self-defense basics for the LGBTQI community

Join us to learn: How to prevent and avoid harassment, attack, and abuse…How to stop a threatening situation with words…Moves to use against common attacks. We’ll address the range of situations you might encounter, including hate crimes and abusive relationships.

  • Saturday, June 27, 11 am – 2 pm
  • For anyone who identifies as LGBTQI or an ally, ages 18 and up
  • Downtown DC at MCC (Metropolitan Community Church) (near Mt. Vernon Square/Convention Center on the Yellow and Green Lines)
  • $37 before June 19, $43 after.  Sign up with a friend/family member and get $5 off each

Get ready for college: Self-defense for rising high school seniors and first-year college students

We’ll address the range of situations you might encounter, including unwanted sexual attention (including rape), and use of alcohol/drugs and technology to violate boundaries.

  • Saturday, August 1, 1-4 pm
  • In Bethesda near Cedar Lane
  • $39 before July 15, $57 after. Sign up with a friend/family member and get $5 off each

Coming up

  • Intro to self defense for middle-schoolers (and moms): a Saturday in September
  • Guns, knives, and more (for those who have taken some self defense): a Saturday in October
  • Intro to self defense (for women and girls 16+): a Sunday in November

You can now pay for classes with Paypal. For more info or to register, contact me at 301-608-3708 or lauren@defendyourself.org. Limited scholarships for low-income people.

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