Free Self-Defense Workshop! Sunday April 27th 3pm – 6pm

We invite you to participate in an exciting FREE self-defense workshop for Bryn Mawr alumnae! Topics include dealing with harassment and hate-based violence, recognizing the impact of our socialization, and self-calming strategies to reduce our own violent responses. Other skills include facing an armed assailant, releases from grabs and holds, and intervening safely in violence directed at others. Taught from a perspective that emphasizes choosing the most peaceful response to violence, this program is fun, empowering, effective, and community-building.

Participants will:

Learn and practice the core skill of assertiveness

Practice verbal assertiveness skills

Learn how body language and positioning can strengthen verbal boundary setting

Practice physical assertiveness, from creating more space to physically stopping an assailant with strong techniques

Learn and practice strikes and kicks to stop an attack

Sunday, April 27, 2008, 3:00pm – 6:00pm

Thousand Waves Martial Arts & Self-Defense Center

1220 West Belmont Avenue, Chicago.
Street parking available

This workshop is open to individuals of all ability and fitness levels. Please arrive 15-20 minutes early to fill out registration forms. Thousand Waves has a shoe-free training area. Please wear comfortable clothing in which you can move freely.

RSVP to bmcchicago [at] This is a great opportunity to learn valuable self-defense skills in a supportive environment!

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