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Empowerment Self-Defense for Girls 12-18

  • Peace Over Violence 1015 Wilshire Boulevard #200 Los Angeles, CA, 90017 United States (map)

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (TDVAM), 1 in 3 youth have been or will be involved in an abusive relationship. Join us or invite someone who may be interested in participating in this FREE self defense class!

Participants will learn how to:
·Enhance their assertiveness skills and resolve conflict
·How to have healthy relationships
·How to execute some physical self-defense techniques


POV's self-defense model started as and continues to be a collaborative effort, created and designed by women for women. This model is based on empowerment, resiliency, trauma-informed care, and survivor sensitivity. 

We begin our self-defense training by teaching awareness of information about sexual assault and battering. In addition, we should be aware of our environment--paying attention to our surroundings at all times--and of our feelings and instincts, which tell us a great deal about a situation.

The next step is assertiveness. Many potentially dangerous situations can be stopped by being assertive, and this is a good skill to develop for taking care of ourselves in everyday life.

Finally comes the learning of physical techniques--fighting skills--to protect oneself. The task is to disable the assailant in order to get away. The techniques we teach are very simple and effective based on striking the vulnerable target areas on an attacker's body. Practice and complete determination are what make them work.

We hope you'll join us for our upcoming public self-defense training. Don't forget to share with a friend!


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