Women's Smart Defense Movement (WSDM)
Self-defense techniques designed by men often make assumptions for women, resulting in gender-biased solutions that aren’t as applicable beyond combative sports. Women’s Smart Defense Movement is a living collection of practical, style-agnostic techniques that factor in women’s psychology and behavior during sexual assault or attack situations.

WSD prepares women to walk with confidence.

Workshop feedback Text (via Facebook)

Workshop participants' feedback: "What are the skills you learned today that are helpful to you?"

"Changing my mindset about how to defend myself in physically compromising situation. How to throw a lethal punch without strong upper body strength."

~ Private workshop participant.
"How to use skills to defend not strength."

~Workshop participant at Balance Hot Yoga.
"Effective techniques based on body movement and momentum. A great mix of martial arts, yoga and self defense. Real life scenarios are helpful!"
~ Private workshop participant.
"What the key parts for me to notice and strategize to get out of any attack. It was helpful information without feeling overwhelmed and I feel like in an attack I would remember."

~Workshop participant at Balance Hot Yoga.
"How to escape being pinned down, how to form a fist to punch correctly, how to ge away/stun someone when they grab you. Basically all of it."

~Workshop participant at Balance Hot Yoga.
"Using elbows to throw off balance/control, eye contact, the hand-grabs"
~ Private workshop participant.
"Proper way to punch & not to injure myself. To think about an aggressive weakest points & how to attack them."

~Workshop participant at Balance Hot Yoga.
"On my back, able to get out. On my desk able to pull him forward."

~Workshop participant at Balance Hot Yoga.