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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?

WHO CAN REGISTER?

WHAT IS THE COST OF A WORKSHOP?

HOW CAN I REGISTER?

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?

For upcoming workshops click here to check our calendar. To schedule a private workshop, or for more information, please email the Education Services Department or call the office at (805) 226-5400.


*RISE's self-defense instructors received intensive training made possible through Peace Over Violence.

RISE is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides crisis intervention and treatment services to survivors of sexual and intimate partner violence and their loved ones. All services are provided confidentially, at low or no cost, to anyone regardless of age, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, or ability. All crisis services are available in Spanish and English. All staff members are mandated reporters and have an obligation to report under the following circumstances: reports of abuse or neglect to minors, dependent adults, elders, as well as if a client is in danger of hurting themself or others.