In self-defense classes you'll learn to protect yourself from strangers who want to attack you and friends who suddenly think you're the kind of friends who hug. Don't hug with this Groupon.
- $14.99 for a two-hour women's self-defense seminar ($29.99 value)
- Click here for times and locations of upcoming seminars
During the two-hour seminar, students learn how to spot potential predators and understand what they look for in victims. They'll go over simple escape techniques and how to deter attackers. 10% of proceeds benefit the Domestic Violence Resource Center.
EMPOWERED Fitness & Self-Defense
A practitioner of martial arts since 2001, Michele Moore realized at some point that most women and teen girls lack know-how when it comes to self-defense. To remedy this, she started EMPOWERED Fitness & Self-Defense as a side project out of a local dojo. There, she began teaching female students not only how to react during a confrontation, but how to avoid confrontations in the first place. Today, she operates out of a variety of locations around the Portland metro area, from gyms to parks. During private lessons, four-week programs, and monthly seminars, ladies learn how recognize and deal with potential threats, as well as how to discern between media-fueled hype and realistic situations in which crimes can occur. They'll also become competent in physical self-defense techniques so they can feel confident and at ease without having to carry a samurai sword everywhere.