Past Meetup

Learn To Defend Yourself! Self Defense Seminar.

Hosted by BRIDGEMEN - Gay/Bi/Trans Men's Community Group

Public group

This Meetup is past

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Many people in the community are concerned with rising crime and increasing reports of people being assaulted for their smart phones and valuables. A little more awareness, and some forethought about what your options are when faced with a difficult situation can make all the difference, and this self-defense seminar will offer some invaluable information and insights.

The seminar is open to anyone 18 years of age or older (no upper age limit) and is designed to be low impact, fun, information packed, easily accessible and suitable for everyone.

The seminar will cover important topics such as:
•Self-defense versus defending yourself
•The BEWARE plan
•Street ”smartz” and awareness
•Pre-planning and preparing
•Recognizing and avoiding trouble
•The importance of the Lizard Brain (you’ll find out in the seminar)
•Becoming a Sheep Dog !!
•De-escalating situations
•Simple physical defensive techniques if all else fails

The seminar will be led by Ken Craig, who is a Grand Master ranked martial artist with more than twenty-five years of combined martial arts experience. Ken is also one of the original founding members of Castro Community On Patrol (CCOP) and holds the Vice Chair position with CCOP as well as serves as their Director of Volunteer Training and Emergency Services liaison.

We would like people to register for the event. You can register here (

Tuesday, March 18 | 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Magnet,[masked]th Street