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 for 6-12 year-olds

Starting Strong with Kidpower Workshop for 3-5 year-olds with their adults

Kidpower Parent-Child Workshop for 5-8 year-olds with their adults

Kidpower Parent-Child Full Force Workshop for 6-12 year-olds with their adults

Teenpower Full Force Self-Defense Workshop for teens ages 13-17

Fullpower Personal Safety Workshop for Community Workers

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.)



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

Berkeley

Saturday, December 6th 9 – 9:50am  Registration | Flyer | Directions to the Black Pine Circle LOWER School

Palo Alto

Sunday, November 9th 9 – 9:50am  WORKSHOP FULL | Directions to El Carmelo Elementary School

Sunday, December 14th 9 – 9:50am  Registration | Flyer | Directions to El Carmelo Elementary School

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Kidpower Parent-Child Workshop for 5-8 year-olds with their adults

“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

Berkeley

Saturday, December 6th 10:30am – 12:30pm  Registration | FlyerDirections to the Black Pine Circle LOWER School

Larkspur

Saturday, December 6th  10:30am – 12:30pm Registration | FlyerDirections to Central Marin Police Authority

Palo Alto

Sunday, November 9th 10:30am – 12:30pm  WORKSHOP FULL | Directions to El Carmelo Elementary School

Sunday, December 14th 10:30am – 12:30pm  Registration | Flyer | Directions to El Carmelo Elementary School

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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.

Santa Cruz

Sunday, January 25th 10am – 1:30pm Registration | Flyer | Directions to the Santa Cruz Montessori School

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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

Oakland

Saturday, November 15th 9am – 1pm  Registration | FlyerDirections to the Park Day School

Palo Alto

Sunday, December 14th  1:30pm – 5:30pm  Registration | Flyer | Directions to El Carmelo Elementary School

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Teenpower Full-Force Self-Defense Workshop for teens ages 13-17

“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

Berkeley

Sunday, January 11th 9am – 2pm  Registration | FlyerDirections to the Black Pine Circle LOWER School

Palo Alto

Sunday, November 16th 9am – 2pm  Registration | Flyer | Directions to El Carmelo Elementary School

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Fullpower Personal Safety Workshop for Community Workers

If you work in the community, including working in health care services, advocacy work, community organizing, or leading outings for kids or other vulnerable people, this is the workshop for you!  Learn safety skills to protect yourselves and others, and to have more fun while doing your work. The head-to-toe padded instructor provides an opportunity for safe, effective practice of self-defense techniques. About our adult services.

Berkeley

Sunday, January 11th 2:30pm – 6:30pm  Registration | Flyer | Directions to the Black Pine Circle LOWER School


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;  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.


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