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Safety Workshop for Women & Girls in Richmond, Virginia

  • Virginia Commonwealth University Cary Street Gym Group Exercise Room 101 South Linden Street Richmond, VA 23220 United States (map)

Almost daily the media report stories of attacks on women and girls. 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 instructor Julie Morrill for an invigorating workshop where you will learn how to fight back. The workshop will include empowering self-defense techniques and is open to women and girls ages 10+.

What will I 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

  • Basic moves: punches, kicks, elbows, and knees

- Defending against common attacks, such as:

  • Wrist grabs

  • Bear hugs β€” both arms free and arms trapped

  • Hair pull attacks

  • Being pushed to the ground