Good self-defense programs do not “tell” an individual what she “should” or “should not” do. A program should offer options, techniques, and a way of analyzing situations. Santa Barbara Women’s Self Defense shows women what usually works best in most situations. We can tailor our individual instructions to your physical build and mental attitude so that you are prepared if and when you find yourself confronted in a difficult situation.

Business Needs

Knowledgeable businesses understand the importance of self-defense training and awareness. SBWSD provides specialized group classes that businesses can take advantage of. If you want to schedule a specialized session for your business, click on the button below, and leave us a message. We will get right back to you to discuss your specific needs.


Q: So What is Women’s Self Defense?

Self-defense is a set of awareness, assertiveness, verbal confrontation skills, safety strategies, and physical techniques that enable someone to successfully escape, resist, and survive violent attacks. A good self-defense course provides psychological awareness and verbal skills, not just physical training.