Learn to defend yourself at

Sensei JoAnn Strang

4148 MacArthur Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94619
(510) 530-5043

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Healing Arts






Self-Defense Classes

We offer different kinds of self-defense classes:

Twelve-Hour Women's Self-Protect Class

The twelve-hour class is taught either as six weekly two-hour classes or four weekly three-hour classes. You learn basic kicks and strikes; escapes from common attacks such as hair-pulls, chokes, and bear hugs; how to defend yourself on the ground; how to be safe in your home and car or on the street; and more.

Mother/Daughter Class

The mother/daughter class is for women and their daughters who would like to learn the basics of self-protection together. The class can be tailored to your group so that the material is age-appropriate and can last from 2 to 12 hours.

Defend Yourself Against Queer-Bashing

This class is open to members of sexual minorities, primarily gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people. Learn basic self-protection skills with other queer people; learn what's different about queer-bashing.