Mission Statement

Santa Barbara Women’s Self Defense

Santa Barbara Women’s Self Defense strives to assist in providing empowerment and confidence to young ladies and women in our community. It finds itself in a unique position to do this in that the Founder and Owner (Teri Coffee McDuffie) is a 7th Degree Black Belt in the Korean Martial Art (Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan) and has been training in the art for the past 37 years. Leveraging this level of insight and commitment allows Santa Barbara Women’s Self Defense to maximize its’ delivery of effective power for people of all sizes and abilities.

Community involvement is a core value of Santa Barbara Women’s Self Defense (SBWSD). Through outreach to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Ventura, Santa Barbara and Carpinteria SBWSD provides workshops to help elevate self esteem through self defense to teenagers and young adults in our community. To further reach into the broader community SBWSD regularly provides on campus self defense consultancy services to the U.C. Santa Barbara sororities, dorms and student organizations.