It is important for every woman to know that she is worth protecting, worth defending. It is equally important that every woman knows how to do this! Self defense is a skill which any woman can develop. Knowing how to defend yourself reduces the mental and physical limitations that violence places on your life, and minimizes the resulting restrictions on opportunities. All women are powerful, but women who know how to defend themselves can become unconquerable!

Thanks to the Women's Self Defense Alliance, IMPACT and prePARE. And to arial and my Tae Kwon Doe instructor for lots of valuable lessons and info!

PrePARE and IMPACT are national organizations offering self defense training to women, men, and children. They conduct women's only classes so that women can learn self defense in a positive group environment where they can feel safe and unthreatened. They teach applied self defense courses, that is, self defense that you will actually use if you are ever in a threatening situation. These classes are taught by fully trained self defense instructors.

For more information about classes and workshops, you can contact:

147 West 25th Street
8th Floor
New York, New York 10001

Or call: 1800-442-7273


2509 Thousand Oaks Blvd.
Suite 197
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362

Or call: 1800-345-KICK