Empowered Strategies teaches self-defense to help you feel empowered and more confident. We work with each client to design presentations to fit with your goals. We provide you with practical and realistic options and choices for how to respond in threatening or uncomfortable situations – from verbal harassment to physical or sexual assault. We also work to increase the safety of all members of our communities by teaching about consent, dating violence prevention, de-escalation, conflict resolution, and increasing awareness and understanding of the societal context of violence. Our approach is supportive, safe, trauma-informed, and fun!
We teach Empowerment Self-Defense (ESD), which is the only approach to teaching self-defense that has been shown to be effective in teaching participants how to defend themselves, and in reducing rates of attempted assault. We offer one-time classes, multi-class series, and virtual/online classes. We serve clients throughout the Chicago area, but also work with clients from around the country through virtual platforms.
Some of our common presentations include:
- Women’s Self-Defense
- College Campus Safety
- High School & Middle School Self-Defense Curriculum
- Dating Violence Prevention
- Consent & Sexual Assault Prevention
- From Rape Culture to Consent Culture
- Self-Defense & Bystander Intervention for Boys/Men
- Self-Defense & Bully Prevention for Young Children & Pre-teens
Contact us to discuss how we can empower you!