Class Overview

Self-Defense 102 for Women | Seattle Central College - Continuing EducationTake the material you learned in Self-Defense 101 and kick it up a notch.

This is a progressive skill-building class, which means each session will review what you learned during the previous week(s) and build on those skills.

In this class you will:

  • Review decisive targets and strikes, combos, and other components of physical skills
  • Increase your practical agility and footwork to better leverage your strength effectively
  • Learn to continue even if the fight hits the ground
  • Have more practice with verbal tactics, including de-escalation, the "Broken Record," confrontation strategies, assertion and "energy matching"
  • Learn how to deal with two attackers
  • Learn basic strategies for facing an attacker with a weapon
  • Learn simple joint manipulation to stall or disable an attacker

Come prepared to challenge yourself!

Learning Outcomes

Participants will gain a basic understanding of personal safety and self-defense in order to:

  • Recognize “red flags” that someone may mean harm
  • Use their “exit strategy” skills to thwart intended harm
  • Use physical skills to disable an attacker and escape, if necessary
  • Seek support and appropriate self-care after an intended assault

Who Should Take this Class?

Prerequisite: Self-Defense 101, or another multi-session empowerment self-defense course

  • This class is for women and older teen girls who want to learn everyday personal safety and self-defense skills

Session Details

  • Class ID: 6528
  • Instructor: Joanne Factor
  • When: 4 Thursdays | 2/22/18 - 3/15/18 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Total Number of Hours: 8
  • Where: Broadway Edison Building - Room 1139B | 1701 Broadway, Seattle WA 98122
  • Fee: $189
  • Additional Notes: Price includes materials fee.