The Center for Anti-Violence Education's basic self-defense workshop covers strategies and safety plans for dealing with different levels of violence, emotional aspects of self-defense, and concrete steps we can take to help ourselves. Students of all skill and ability levels will learn basic physical-defense techniques including strikes, blocks and kicks; ways to get out of different grabs and holds, verbal exercises, and discussions about dealing with attackers who are strangers, acquaintances or intimates. Basic self-defense strategies include a full spectrum of responses, such as avoiding danger, yelling, getting away, tricking someone, defending with physical techniques, and seeking help afterwards.
About the Center for Anti-Violence Education
The Center for Anti-Violence Education (CAE) develops and implements comprehensive violence prevention programs for individuals and organizations. Through a combination of education, physical empowerment and leadership development, CAE provides underserved communities with skills to break cycles of violence—including assault, intimate partner violence, hate crimes, street harassment, and abuse.