LGBTQ Basics - Empowerment Self-Defense Course



The curriculum in our LGBTQ course differs from that of our self-identified women's courses in some key ways. As members of the LGBTQ community are more likely to be assaulted by multiple assailants, this course covers physical self-defense against a single, unarmed assailant as well as an introduction to self-defense against multiple assailants. Due to the increased legal risks for QTPOC and non-binary individuals who use physical self-defense, there is more emphasis in this course on deescalation, bystander intervention, community resources, and verbal strategies to increase safety.


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Location: SOMA, San Francisco - 15 minute walk from Powell BART. 


Scholarship and Flexible Payment Plans: We are committed to making our classes available to all people, regardless of ability to pay. Fill out our online scholarship form to apply or contact us at to learn more about our flexible payment plans.