Women's Empowerment & Self-Defense Workshops
Women's Empowerment and Self-Defense workshops are about more than just punching and kicking. Participants are taught how to use their voices, minds, and bodies to protect themselves effectively. Workshops confront the real life fears that all women face. Participants are given options, choices, and techniques for dealing with those fears in a safe and supportive environment. Workshops focus on developing and practicing awareness skills, assertiveness skills, physical self-defense techniques, and empowerment. Empowering ourselves as women is a process. Taking this workshop is one of the first steps.
We believe that a woman's best weapon is herself:
her voice, her mind, & her body!
The self-defense trainings provide the community with a quality training of assertiveness, awareness & self-defense. Our team - Cameron Lutchansky, Sensei Daniel Cavaliere, & Krista Stafford - has developed a comprehensive & involved lesson.
The physical training of the workshop is led by a local martial arts teacher. Sensei Daniel works with the United States Academy of Martial Arts in San Luis Obispo & has been gracious enough to agree to lead our self-defense sessions. Sensei Daniel has a great interest in the betterment of the SLO community & reducing the risk of sexual assault. No matter what age or fitness level, the trainers will encourage & guide participants to use their minds & bodies to protect themselves in a supportive & safe environment. Follow-up trainings will also be offered by Sensei Daniel through the USAMA to continue learning & perfecting self-defense moves.
When and Where
Community Workshops are held monthly, on a Saturday in the afternoons. Locations alternate between the Vet's Hall in Paso Robles, the Vet's Hall in Pismo Beach, and USAMA in San Luis Obispo. Workshops are free but a $10 donation is suggested to cover the cost of materials. Link to Directions and Maps.
How to Sign Up
Space is limited, so participants need to sign up for workshops ahead of time. To sign up, click here to register online. You may also call the SARP Center at (805) 545-8888 or send an e-mail with your name, address, phone number, and what class you'd like to attend to email@example.com.
If you are signing up for a workshop in Paso Robles, you'll need to register online on the City of Paso Robles Recreation website. This workshop requires a $12 facilities fee, along with the suggested $10 donation.
You can also download our liability waiver ahead of time and either mail it back to us or bring it to the workshop with you. Participants under age 18 need a parent or guardian signature on their waiver. Link to Liabilty Waiver.
Private self-defense workshops can be scheduled for:
Girls age 12 and above
Contact the SARP Center's Self Defense Instructors at (805)545-8888 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.