You are invited to our upcoming Self Defense Classes for women, gender fluid, gender queer people and trans-identified people
Wild Crane Rising Martial Arts will be hosting two self defense classes that are open to the community. Our approach to self defense values social justice, preventing verbal and physical violence, and creating an encouraging space to practice self and community defense skills. In the last couple of years, we have seen an increase in hate crimes, harassment and bullying that targets every minority group — it is vital for us to have safe spaces to practice how to assess and handle these situations so that we are better prepared if we become targets or witness others being targeted.
We welcome anyone who identifies as a woman, gender fluid, gender queer people and trans-identified people who are comfortable with a women-led space. Sorry, our classes are not open to cis-gendered men.
Each class is 2-hours long. You can sign up for just one class or both. Participation is limited to 20 per class. We are a community-based school and all our instructors are volunteers. We are asking for a sliding scale contribution of $10-30 per class to cover basic expenses.
Thursday, Sept 27 Class (6:15-8pm):
Increasing your awareness Confident body language Practicing verbal boundary-setting How to stay calm in stressful, potentially dangerous situations Physical tactics (such as identifying target areas, how to get out of holds, how to block and strike)
Saturday, Oct 20 Class (2-4pm):
What to do when you see someone else getting harassed Important things to consider in assessing whether or not to get involved De-escalation strategies Practicing verbal de-escalation Physical tactics (such as using everyday items in your bag to protect yourself, defensive strikes)
Classes will be held at Wild Crane Rising Martial Arts located at 3398 Adeline Street, Berkeley. We are a 15-min walk from Ashby BART. Free street parking is available. We are at street level, though there is one stair step into our school.
To register or if you have any questions, please email . Each class has a 20 person max, so register early!
We hope to see you at a self defense class soon! Or if you are interested in our martial arts classes, please email us. Martial arts rocks! In solidarity, Wild Crane Rising Martial Arts