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FIND YOUR POWER Weekend in Brookline, Massachusetts


  • Brookline, MA 02445 (map)

Attended one of our classes in the past and want a refresher in your Krav Maga skills?

Always wanted to take a self-defense course but never found the time?

Roar will be hosting a full weekend of Women’s Safety and Self-Defense Workshops November 2 & 3. The workshops are open to women and teen girls ages 14 and up. Start with our Introductory Workshop at 9:30 AM to 12 noon on either Saturday, November 2 or Sunday, November 3. Saturday's Introductory Workshop will be at the Brookline Teen Center at 40 Aspinwall Avenue, Brookline. Sunday's Workshop will be at Florian Martial Arts at 17 Station Street, 4th floor, Brookline.

Follow-up with our Advance Workshops 1:30-3 PM on either Saturday, November 2 or Sunday, November 3. Both advanced workshops will be at Florian Martial Arts at 17 Station Street, 4th floor, Brookline. 

About the Workshops

Almost daily the media report stories of violent physical attacks. Those who fight back are more likely to get away, yet without some form of training, it’s hard to know what to do. Join self-defense instructors Julie Morrill, Jennifer Finkle, and Rebecca Tolkoff for workshops on personal safety where you will learn how to fight back. The training will include safety tips, scenario discussions, and some empowering self-defense techniques. Bring your sense of humor and sense of adventure. 

What will you learn in this course?

  • How to respond to violent situations

  • Basic tools for fighting back, including: the ideal stance to help maintain your balance and get away, as well as basic tools for fighting, such as punches, kicks, elbows, and knees

  • Defending against common attacks, such as: Wrist grabs, bear hugs, chokes, and being pushed to the ground.




About the Instructors

Julie Morrill lives in Virginia but travels the world to assist clients in emergency preparedness and personal safety. She conducts safety workshops around the world. Her teaching is based in Krav Maga, an Israeli form of hand-to-hand combat and self-defense, which she has been training since 2004 and teaching since 2010. Her emergency preparedness consulting work has taken her to the Middle East, Central America, India, Nepal, and Haiti. She applies her worldwide travels and professional experience to her teaching of self-defense and trains her students in real-world scenarios.

Jennifer Finkle started training at Krav Maga Boston in 2004 and began coaching in 2014, certified through Alpha Krav Maga International. Since then, she has been coaching at the Alpha studio in Malden, Brandeis University, and the Brookline Teen Center. At the end of 2017, Jennifer received her second degree black belt with Alpha Krav Maga International. Jennifer has completed courses in handgun safety at Boston Firearms Training Center. She also has trained and competed locally in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu with “Mau Mau” Robson de Lima.

Rebecca Tolkoff lives in her hometown of Brookline, MA where she is very engaged in community through the activities of her four children and her community fitness business. Her passion for healthy living began with a set of nutrition books that came free with the Encyclopedia Britannica set her mother kept in the house she grew up in. Her passion for physical challenges ranges from running to rowing to handstands (still in process). She wants every woman to live feeling safe and strong in her own skin.