What is Self Defense?

The Punch House self-defense class teaches skills in awareness, assertiveness, verbal confrontation skills, safety strategies, and physical techniques. These strategies can help you prevent, escape, resist and survive assault, abuse or harassment. This self defense class provides training in psychological awareness and verbal skills, not just physical strikes.


What will you learn?


In our self defense class we include the key components of self-defense training--varying in depth of content covered. All self-defense tools and skills, in all aspects of the range, include physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and social/ cultural components.


1. Learn the Culture of Violence 

Gender socialization and gender stratification and their role in violence

2. Learn Boundary setting skills

"Seeing" danger

Being open to positive outcomes

Recognizing and establishing safe distance

3. Learn Concrete tools

How to recognize intense feelings and how to use them.

Acknowledge escape, "hit and run," and choosing to survive as viable options