Sun Dragon Martial Arts and Self Defense, NFP
Upcoming Workshops
Many of our workshops are designated as “all genders” but some are separated “women/girls” or “men/boys.” This is not because we believe there is an inherent gender difference but because we recognize that the world treats us differently based on gender categories. All of our workshops are open and welcoming to people who are trans, genderqueer, gender fluid, non-binary, gender creative, gender non-conforming, or any other gender designation that exists. Whoever you are and however you identify, pick the workshop that makes the most sense for you. You know your gender experience better than anyone else does.

You must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 in order to participate in our classes or workshops or to enter the dojo. Participants are required to fill out a standard Medical Waiver. You can download this form and complete it in advance.
Self defense training: STOP

Free Back to School Safety Workshops

Open to people age 6+ of all genders.

Start the school year with skills for feeling safe and confident. These workshops are designed to empower kids and young adults to advocate for their needs and use boundary-setting techniques to avoid violence before it starts, particularly in a school setting.

Through open discussion, guided activities, scenario-based role play, and physical practice, we cover…
* Using your words to advocate for the needs of yourself and others
* Boundary-setting skills and strategies
* Safety assessment strategies – including identifying safe adults and navigating unfamiliar situations
* Physical defense skills to use in the event of violence.

Saturday, September 23, 2023
1st and 2nd grades: 10:00am – 10:45am
3rd grade and up: 11:00am – 11:45am
Location: Sun Dragon Martial Arts & Self Defense
This workshop is free, but please pre-register (here for 10am class and here for 11am class)

Self defense: STOP


Open to people age 15+ for girls/women & nonbinary folks that would be comfortable in a women's class.

Students will learn verbal strategies to deal with situations of disrespect, harassment, and abuse that they face or witness others facing. Through discussions, interactive activities, and hands-on practice, participants will gain skills to recognize potentially dangerous situations, defuse violent situations, as well as defend themselves in the event of physical violence.

This workshop addresses topics that are frequent challenges during this phase of life such as micro-aggressions and harassment.  We will practice situational awareness, recognizing red flags in relationships, verbal assertiveness, boundary setting and physical techniques should we ever need them. Violence is always the fault of the aggressor, but there are things we can do to increase our safety and well-being. Empowerment self-defense training reduces the risk of sexual assault for young adults in half, and the risk of attempted sexual assault by two-thirds. Participants report increases in confidence and self-esteem.  

August 5, 3:30– 6:30pm
Location: Sun Dragon Martial Arts & Self Defense
This workshop is being offered on a payment scale with denominations of $30, $60, $90 and $120. We ask that you please pay whatever you are able to pay among these options.

Register Here