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Police Bureau

Sworn to protect. Dedicated to serve.

Phone: 503-823-0000

Fax: 503-823-0342

Non-Emergency: 503-823-3333

1111 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

Intermediate Self-Defense Class

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 WomenStrength Self-Defense Intermediate and Weapons Class

The Intermediate class is for women who have taken the Introductory WomenStrength class within the past year, have completed the WomenStrength Refresher class within the past 3 months (recommended but not required), and are interested in taking their introductory self-defense skills to a new level! This class is 7.5 hours long (1/2 hour for lunch) and offered on a Saturday as an intensive course. 

The Intermediate class will involve combining strikes from the introductory class, drills that incorporate you the student holding a pad, multiple attacker practice, weapons defense drills and other exercises that build on the skills you have learned in the introductory class. The intensity level of this class is stepped up a notch from the first class both physically and emotionally, so we are limiting the class to 14 students and will have 5 instructors teaching the course.

 

The Weapons Focus class was designed by two veteran WomenStrength instructors with over 30 years combined experience.  This class is 3 hours long and will focus on the skills and mental acuity required if faced with a weapon. Weapons discussed are guns, knives and other weapons of opportunity. The Intermediate class is not a pre-requisite, but the Refresher class is encouraged. 

Spring 2014

 

WEAPONS CLASS

Monday, May19th from 6:00 - 9:00 pm

Gateway Fred Meyer, PPB Contact office

(on the East side of the building, look for large Police Badge!)

1111 NE 102nd Ave, Suite F

 

INTERMEDIATE CLASS

Date TBA

Gateway Fred Meyer, PPB Contact office

(on the East side of the building, look for large Police Badge!)

1111 NE 102nd Ave, Suite F


          

WomenStrength Intermediate Self-Defense Classes:

  • are free.

  • are held once a quarter at the Family Services Division 

  • are for adult women who have taken a regular WomenStrength class or refresher within the past six months.

  • are offered in one seven hour session for women who want to build on the Introductory WomenStrength Class. 

Please fill out our online registration form or call 503-823-0260 on or after the registration date listed for each month.