MISSION

Streetwise Women’s Self Defense is an organization that fights domestic violence, sexual assault, sexual abuse, and sexual harassment by empowering women and teens with the knowledge of how to most effectively utilize their unique physical strengths, and how to maintain awareness of the situation and environment around them.

STRATEGY

We are empowering women across the socioeconomic spectrum by offering a range of classes designed appeal to a wide variety of women, age 12 and up including all fitness levels, in our community; to include public classes advertised through the local YMCA, classes that are made available to women who are in recovery from alcoholism & drug addiction, those who are being released from prison, classes through local middle and senior high schools, through the refugee community organizations, migrant education programs, and the Parks & Recreation services. We also offer “Mommy and Me” classes that focus on preventing sexual exploitation of children under the age of 12.

We also offer classes to commercial businesses and to private citizens.

IMPACT

We believe that empowerment is a combination of knowledge, confidence, and self awareness. It makes no difference what background, race, religion, socio-economic level, or level of education. If your behavior in public is one of self confidence and knowledge of what you can do to avoid confrontation, or fight back effectively if conflict finds you, you are a lot less likely to be chosen as a potential target by a predator. We have trained nearly 1,000 women, teens, mothers & children over the past 3 years, and the laws of statistics tell us that we have made a positive mark on the health and safety of our community.

BACKGROUND OF INSTRUCTORS

JAY BEECHAM

SENIOR INSTRUCTOR

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WE’RE RECRUITING
"Jay was very knowledgeable and professional when teaching my friend and I self defense strategies. The information was relevant and helpful. Every woman should take the class!"
JOELI

ORGANIZATIONS WE'VE WORKED WITH...