Workshop Schedule


Our Basic Series is comprised of three separate 4-hour workshops that must be taken in consecutive order as the material in each level builds on the prior workshop. This comprehensive series covers everything from assertive communication and boundary setting skills to physically defending against a real world assault. All of these skills are practiced in realistic scenarios against our fully armored mock assailants so students have the opportunity to use their voice and body to defend themselves while feeling the stress of a real crisis.


Level 1 

Target denial and violence avoidance skills 

Verbal boundary setting and de-escalation techniques 

Physical defense against a front attack

Level 2

Defending against grabs and chokes from behind

Getting knocked down/fighting from the ground

Defense against the sucker punch

Level 3 

Ground assault and rape defenses


Individual workshops are $95.00 per person


A $50.00 deposit is required in order to secure your spot. Full payment is also welcome in advance of the class (see drop-down menu below), but if you choose to pay just the deposit, the balance will be due by the Wednesday prior to the date of the workshop.

No one is ever turned away for lack of funds! If you want the training, we will find a way to make it happen. Please contact Meredith Gold to discuss your situation.


Summer Schedule 2017 

All Workshops will be held at the Neighborhood Unitarian Universalist Church in Pasadena

This summer we are excited to offer both individual workshops and our 8-hour Women’s Intensive, which combines the Level 1 and 2 standing defense material at a discounted rate. It’s a great way to get these essential tools in a short period of time.

Our Women’s Intensive/Level 1 & 2 is almost full! We’re planning another round for Fall 2017, so please send an email if you’d like to be added to our mailing list!

Level 1 – Verbal Boundary Setting and Defense Against A Front Attack – FULL!

Saturday, July 15        10:00am – 2:00pm

Level 2 – Defense Against Predatory Attacks From The Behind – FULL!!

Saturday, July 22       10:00am – 2:00pm

Summer Special – 8-Hour Women’s Level 1 & 2 Intensive (Two Sessions) – $175.00 THIS INTENSIVE IS FULL!!

Saturday, July 15 & 22     10:00am – 2:00pm 

Level 3 – Ground Fighting and Rape Defense (both prior levels are a prerequisite)  

Saturday, August 12        10:00am – 2:00pm


Your spot in class will not be confirmed until you have communicated with us directly, so if you have not already done so, please contact Meredith Gold to confirm that there is still space in the workshop(s) you’d like to attend. Once payment has been accepted, you will receive a confirmation e-mail and registration form, as well as some important pre-workshop information.


Participants in our Women’s Workshops must be 16 years or older and have parental consent due to the raw language and intense nature of the realistic scenarios. If you have a question about a teenage girl participating, please contact Meredith Gold

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