Monthly Women's Self-Defense Workshop
MONTHLY WOMEN'S SELF-DEFENSE WORKSHOP
2 Hours | 2 Black Belts | Sound Techniques
Empowerment through self-defense
Begin your journey towards self-empowerment by learning how to protect yourself in a safe, supported, empowered environment. Starting in 2018 Tuff Love Fitness Collective will be holding a monthly women's self-defense workshop at Guardian Project, Oakland. Women and girls ages 9+ are welcome. No experience required.
Tuff Love Fitness Collective teamed up with the Sweaty Betties to launch our “Be Your Own Badass” campaign. Once a month in 2018 we will be offering a 2-hour Women’s Self-defense workshop taught by two seasoned female Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belts. The workshops will prepare you for common attack scenarios that women often encounter and how to thwart them. You’ll learn a set of safety strategies and leverage based physical techniques that will help you prevent, escape, resist and survive assaults from bigger and stronger attackers. The workshops will be held every first Saturday of each month at the Guardian Gym in Oakland.
Each month we will focus on a theme related to women’s self-defense such as:
*How to make yourself a “hard” target to prevent potential attacks
*How to break free from grabbing attacks without warning
*How to escape from being pinned to the ground
*How to counter attack from the back
*How to defend from a hair grab
*How to escape and prevent attacks in a confined space
*How to escape from a two-handed choke
*How to escape from being pinned against a wall
*How to defend from a weapon
*Learn the concepts of distance management to avoid getting punched
Each workshop starts with a series of warm-up exercises followed by instruction in a specific skill, and techniques practiced with a partner. The class ends with partner drills to build confidence and strengthen muscle memory.
The workshop registration is first come, first served basis. Women and girls ages 9+ are welcome. No experience required. We reserve the right to CLOSE REGISTRATION when we reach full capacity. No refund 5 days before the event date.
1st Saturdays of each month, 2pm-4pm (unless noted)
1922 Webster Street
Oakland, CA 94612
$40/Early Registration (per person/per workshop) , $50/Door
*WOMEN'S SELF-DEFENSE BUNDLE DEALS:
10% for packages of 6, 15% packages of 12. Please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
We offer limited number of scholarship support to individuals who would like to attend our self-defense workshops but can not afford it at this time. The scholarships will cover 20% of the participant’s registration price. Sponsorships are offered first come, first serve basis and is good for one self-defense workshop. Individual may reapply for scholarship every 6 months. To request a scholarship support, contact us via email at email@example.com.
WHAT TO WEAR:
Comfortable workout/yoga clothing
We invite you to join the Sweaty Betties community on a journey of personal confidence and empowerment!
2018 DATES FOR WORKSHOPS:
*Saturday, Jan 6, 2-4pm
*Saturday, Feb 3, 2-4pm
*Saturday, March 3, 2-4pm
*Saturday, April 14, 2-4pm
*Saturday, May 12, 2-4pm
*Saturday, June 2, 2-4pm
*Saturday, July 7, 2-4pm
*Saturday, Aug 4, 2-4pm
*Saturday, Sept 1, 2-4pm
*Saturday, Oct 6, 2-4pm
*Saturday, Nov 3, 2-4pm
*Saturday, Dec 1, 2-4pm
Mollii has 10+ years of Martial Arts (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and kickboxing) training under her belt. She is a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ), a certified Ginastica Natural instructor and fitness trainer with 7 years of experience teaching Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, self-defense, boot camps, Tabata, yoga, and circuit classes with a specialization in Ginastica Natural and women's self-defense. Mollii has experience working with diverse populations with sensitive manner, including students of all ages, genders and Muslim women.
Lori is a certified Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt under Professor Luis Heredia. She has spent 10+ years practicing BJJ with 8 years of teaching experience with children, women and adult classes with emphasis on self-defense.
Mollii and Lori are pillars of the women's BJJ community. Founders of Sweaty Betties, a SF, CA & Maui group dedicated to growing the women's Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu community through open mats, seminars & training camps. Both Mollii and Lori offer self-defense classes to their communities, among them the Muslim women community. In addition, Mollii volunteers at Guardian Gym in Oakland teaching women and kids classes.