Fighting Chance Seattle

SELF-DEFENSE FOR WOMEN

I learned to listen to my instincts and that I am capable of defending myself. The instructors were very welcoming and supportive.
Lishan

AN EMPOWERMENT & AWARENESS WORKSHOP

Raise your awareness without living in fear. Practical strategies and hands-on training for women and teen girls. This workshop is about knowledge, empowerment, and fun.

Corporate & Group Self-Defense Workshops are also available.

THE RIGHT TO FIGHT

Perhaps more dangerous than any potential predator lurking on the street is the deeply entrenched social standard that says women should be passive, vulnerable and voiceless. Self-Defense for Women is a one-day workshop that teaches physical defense techniques, awareness skills, and the importance of undoing social and cultural norms that perpetuate female victimization.

Everyone has the right to safety and security, and this class offers essential knowledge for recognition and avoidance, preparedness and, if necessary, survival.

LEVERAGING YOUR NATURAL DEFENSES

One of the most critical aspects of assault prevention is the ability to confidently identify threatening situations before they escalate. This class emphasizes the power of intuition, while teaching practical, everyday habits that will help to minimize threats and maximize safety. Learn to identify “red flags” and dangerous situations—and how to access the physical and mental strength to stave them off. Learn how creating and enforcing boundaries in your personal life can enhance your self-defense skills.

REALISTIC SELF-DEFENSE TRAINING

With the guidance of both male and female instructors, participants will practice escape tactics, proper striking methods, learn body mechanics, breathing techniques, and effective ways to leverage aggression. You will have a chance to practice your strikes on targets and work one-on-one with expert instructor Jordan Giarratano and other trained assistants to escape from common grabs and holds.

Learn to manage fear and panic, and get comfortable with physical confrontation in a safe environment. Each participant is encouraged to interact to their level of comfort, sometimes that means just watching, and that’s ok.

These workshops feature small class sizes and fill-up quickly, please sign up today!