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Everyone deserves to know ways to use their bodies to escape an attack – as well as ways to avoid an attack in the first place!

The right kind of self-defense training can increase the safety and confidence of kids and adults alike – and, choosing an effective and supportive program is essential.

Done well, self-defense workshops can be exciting, empowering, and life-changing. Done poorly, they can be boring, discouraging, or destructive. The quality of the program and approach of the instructor will make a huge difference in the results of any kind of training. Self-defense is no exception.

Our article How To Choose A Good Self-Defense Program gives you 7 questions to consider when evaluating a self-defense program to increase the chance that the program you or your loved ones take will be a positive, empowering, confidence-building, and skill-building experience.

Kidpower, Teenpower, and Fullpower Adult self-defense programs have been designed to meet the criteria described in the article, and the development of our online programs has made it possible for people in communities all over the world to learn directly from live Kidpower instruction for the first time.

We have a few spaces open in these upcoming Online Community Workshops teaching physical self-defense:

Saturday, June 18, 10-11am PT
Introductory Self-Defense, for adults and teens 15+

Participants 15 + will learn 7 physical self-defense skills to escape an attack – plus strategies to avoid needing to use them! This US$75 program includes one-on one support by email with questions before and after the workshop as well as links to resources to help you and your family apply, adapt, and practice the skills. Partial scholarships available.

Next Workshop:

  • Saturday, June 18th, 10am-11am Pacific Time Register 
Saturday, July 9, 10-11am PT
Introduction to Self-Defense, for ages 9-14 with their adults

Learn 7 physical self-defense skills to escape an attack – plus strategies to avoid needing to use them! This US$75 program includes one-on one support by email with questions before and after the workshop as well as links to resources to help you and your family apply, adapt, and practice the skills. Partial scholarships available.

Next Workshop:

  • Saturday, July 9th, 10am-11am Pacific Time Register 

Both of these workshops teach age-appropriate versions of 7 physical self-defense skills to escape an attack – plus age-appropriate strategies to avoid needing them in the first place! Email us at safety@kidpower.org with any questions about these programs or about self-defense skills for yourself or people in your life. We are always happy to hear from you!

 

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Published: June 14, 2022   |   Last Updated: June 14, 2022

Kidpower Founder and Executive Irene van der Zande is a master at teaching safety through stories and practices and at inspiring others to do the same. Her child protection and personal safety expertise has been featured by USA Today, CNN, Today Moms, the LA Times, and The Wall Street Journal. Publications include: cartoon-illustrated Kidpower Safety Comics and Kidpower Teaching Books curriculum; Bullying: What Adults Need to Know and Do to Keep Kids Safe; the Relationship Safety Skills Handbook for Teens and Adults; Earliest Teachable Moment: Personal Safety for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers; The Kidpower Book for Caring Adults: Personal Safety, Self-Protection, Confidence, and Advocacy for Young People, and the Amazon Best Seller Doing Right by Our Kids: Protecting Child Safety at All Levels.

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