Cal Self Defense for All

Cal Self Defense for All (CSDA) is a program that addresses violence and harassment in our community by empowering members of our community to know about the problem, develop personal strategies, and learn about physical resistive techniques in a supportive environment. CSDA began with R.A.D. for Women  (using Rape Aggression Defense Systems curriculum). We have expanded this program to include Intro to Self-Defense, R.A.D. for Men (Resisting Aggression Defense) and specific programming addressing the needs of the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer (LGBTQ+) community on campus.

WORKSHOPS

Intro to Self-Defense

This 2-3 hour workshop is an introductory workshop. The class covers physical defenses in addition to discussions on topics such as boundary setting and healthy relationships.  

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R.A.D. for Women (Basic Physical Defense)
This course has its foundations in education and awareness. It includes lecture, discussion and self-defense techniques suitable for women of all ages and abilities. Classes range from a minimum of nine to twelve hours plus in length, depending on the Instructor.
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R.A.D. for Men 
Participants will have the opportunity to: raise their awareness of aggressive behavior, recognize how aggressive behavior impacts their lives, learn steps to avoid aggressive behavior, consider how they can be part of reducing aggression and violence, and practice hands-on self-defense skills to resist and escape aggressive behavior directed toward them. This program is designed to empower participants to make safer choices when confronted with aggressive behavior. 

It is a minimum nine (9) hour program, twelve (12) hours plus with simulation.
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QT Self Defense
This workshop is an introductory self defense class for LGBTQ+ students. The class covers physical defenses in addition to discussions on topics such as boundary setting and healthy relationships.  
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Schedule for workshops is set every semester. Please check schedule above.
If you would like to request a workshop, please fill out the workshop request form. Please know that these workshops are based on instructor availability.  
Please email selfdefense4all@berkeley.edu(link sends e-mail) for more information.

*We welcome all UC Berkeley affiliates and community members who experience life through the lens of woman in body, spirit, identity - past, present, future, and fluid.