Self Defense & Empowerment
Self-Defense and Empowerment Workshops are about more than just punching and kicking. Participants are taught how to use their voices, minds, and bodies to protect themselves effectively. Workshops confront the real life fears that all women face. Participants are given options, choices, and techniques for dealing with those fears in a safe and supportive environment.
WHEN AND WHERE DO WORKSHOPS HAPPEN?
Workshops are held every 6 weeks at locations in San Luis Obispo County. Currently workshops alternate between locations in North and South County at Paragon Brazilian Jiu Jitsu studios. The Basic Workshop is 2 hours long. Click here for information on upcoming workshops.
WHO CAN REGISTER?
RISE offers self-defense workshops to women ages 12 and older. Workshops are also offered to schools, community groups, college campuses, or any group of 8 or more women/girls who want to schedule a self-defense class pending the availability of the Education Services Coordinator.
WHAT IS THE COST OF A WORKSHOP?
There is a fee per person, though no one will be turned away due to an inability to pay: $15 for public workshops and $20 for private workshops.
HOW CAN I REGISTER?
*RISE's self-defense instructors received intensive training made possible through Peace Over Violence.