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The Badass Basics!

Unleash your inner badass with simple self-defense skills!

  • 70 US dollars
  • Los Angeles

Class Description

Ready to learn how to be your own best protector? Then the Badass Basics Workshop is for you! Welcome to my first public class! This hands-on, empowerment-based self-defense workshop is led by award winning international speaker Nicole Snell of Girls Fight Back. It’s designed to be a positive and supportive space to learn practical safety skills that can increase your confidence and help you gain independence for doing the activities you love. You’ll learn simple, effective and BADASS self-defense options (both verbal and physical!) that can be used to manage your personal safety in a variety of situations with an emphasis on how our bodies are our best tools. We believe the best fight is the one never fought. And if your safety is at risk, you are worth fighting for! Nicole will guide you through skills and concepts that focus on empowerment and risk recognition skills that have been shown to reduce the risk of experiencing violence. You’ll leave with a variety of options for managing your safety that fit your life so you have a choice in how to respond to situations, recognize danger, and decide what works best for you! Instead of giving you a list of "don'ts", items to carry, complicated moves to memorize, or restrictions on your activities, Nicole will teach you realistic strategies to help you live limitlessly, with more confidence and empowering options! You don’t need any experience (or coordination!) to learn The Badass Basics, and you can start using the skills immediately. And more experienced students will add even more tools to their toolbox. Nicole will help you answer the question, “what in the world would open up for me if I felt safe?” This workshop will help you answer that and more: How can I handle an uncomfortable conversation with a friend or partner? How can I respond to boundary violations? How can I recognize manipulative behavior and shut it down? How can I use my body to protect myself? Nicole will cover the basics including: situational awareness, identifying types of violence, risk recognition, boundary setting, body language, survivor support, verbal skills and physical defense skills including hands on practice. Plus there will be Q&A! We don’t have to restrict our activities or make our world small in order to be safe. Nicole believes that when we are empowered to live our lives freely and confidently, there is no limit to what we can do. Get ready to unleash your inner badass and Live Limitlessly!

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

To cancel, please contact Nicole at least 48hrs in advance to receive a refund for your class fee. The class will only run if at least 10 people sign up. If less than 10 sign up, all class fees paid to that point will be refunded and the class will be rescheduled.

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