Empowerment Self Defense Training

The empowerment model of self-defense training was defined by feminist activists in the 1970s. The movement made important strides against gender-based violence, helping individuals develop easy-to-use techniques and learn how to:

  • Avoid danger and de-escalate conflict
  • Increase confidence in participating in  social and economic systems
  • Increase self-efficacy in problem-solving
  • Build physical self defense skills
  • Address violence that is most likely to occur in individual settings (e.g., school, home, workplace)

Join Us

April 4 – May 4, 2023
Tuesdays and Thursdays
3 – 4:30 p.m.
BCC Patterson Basketball Court
$130 per person for the full five-week program or purchase weekly passes for $26.

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BCC is committed to providing universal access to all our events. Please contact Tiffany Moreno at by March 31 to request disability accommodations.

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