California Workshop Schedule
The schedule below is for our public workshops and is updated weekly. Most of our workshops are privately organized and are not on this schedule. Please contact us for the most recent public workshop information and about how to organize a workshop yourself.
SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY: Parent-Child Workshop with physical self-defense practice for the children on kick pads will be held as part of our international instructor training program at a greatly reduced rate!
Directions to Workshop Locations (PLEASE NOTE: Pre-Registration is required. We will not be able to accept anyone who is not listed on the instructor’s roster of registered participants.)
Parent-Child Workshops – Special Opportunity
3.5 hour Parent-Child Workshop with Kickpads for 6-12 year olds with their adults
This workshop is part of our International Instructor Training. The class will be taught by some of our most experienced instructors assisted by instructors-in-training, allowing children to have a great deal of individualized attention and practice. The fee for this workshop is $40 per child, including one or two adults with that child. About our instructor training
Starting Strong with Kidpower Workshop for 3-5 year-olds with their adults
“I am so thankful to now have the tools to teach my young child about safety issues. It is amazing how with a little practice, we both have gained so many skills.” Through puppets and fun, interactive stories, learn how to introduce People Safety Skills and to continue to practice them in your daily life. About our children’s services
“Our family had fun, and we use what we learned every day!” Protect your child from harm and gain valuable tools for building better relationships. About our children’s services
Sunday, Dec 15 10:30am-12:30pm CLASS FULL | Directions to Hiruko Wellness Center
Kidpower Parent-Child Full Force Workshop for 6-12 year-olds with their adults
“My kids loved the self-defense practice with the padded instructor – and I have more peace of mind!” Older children together with their adults practice personal safety skills for handling every day emotional and physical safety problems and self-defense skills for stopping emergencies. About our children’s services
Sunday, Dec 8 9am-1pm CLASS FULL | Directions to the Black Pine Circle LOWER School
Sunday, Dec 15 1pm-5pm CLASS FULL | Directions to Hiruko Wellness Center
“I argued with my parents about going, but I’m glad I went. Now, if someone tries to bother me, I’ll be more able to protect myself.” This workshop gives teens focused practice in using boundary-setting, conflict resolution, self-protection, and self-defense skills to prevent and stop most attacks, bullying, and harassment. Opportunity for full-force practice of self-defense skills with the head-to-toe padded instructor. About our teen services
Sunday, Nov 17 9am-2pm CLASS FULL | Directions to the Black Pine Circle LOWER School
“I think about what I learned with you every day. You helped me find a power inside myself that I didn’t know I had.” This workshop gives adults the opportunity to practice protecting themselves from confrontations and from assaults in realistic scenarios. The head-toe-toe padded instructor provides an opportunity for safe, effective practice of self-defense techniques. About our adult services
New dates coming soon!
New dates coming soon!
Thank you to our site donors! By generously giving space for our public workshops, they make Kidpower skills more accessible to people of all ages and abilities, helping to create safer neighborhoods, schools, and communities for us all. Thank you to: Black Pine Circle School, in Berkeley; Hiruko Center, in Palo Alto; Santa Cruz Montessori School, in Aptos; Santa Cruz City Police Department Community Room, in downtown Santa Cruz; Glitter and Razz Productions, in Oakland; Palo Alto Community Child Care; St. John the Baptist Catholic School in Napa; Twin Cities Police Authority in Larkspur; Watsonville Police Department; and White Magnolia Tai Chi School in Kensington.
How to Contact Public Workshop Organizers. For workshops in the greater San Francisco Bay, East Bay, Peninsula, South Bay, and Monterey Bay areas, as well as many other locations in California, please contact our Central Office. For workshops in Petaluma, Sebastopol, or Santa Rosa, please contact Steve Sassone. For workshops in Sonoma or Napa, please contact Jennifer Blackwood.