Chicago Self Defense is a group of people coming together to strengthen each other against hatred, bigotry and violence. Our main focus is to provide self defense lessons and deescalation tactics to vulnerable populations, regardless of race, gender identity or religious beliefs.
Self-protection, particularly for those who never considered martial training as a way of life, requires developing a combination skill-set that includes awareness, self-assurance, self-determination and knowing the law as much as physical capabilities. These individual workshop sessions will feature a combination of life-long martial arts practitioners from all walks of life, trained psychologists and counselors and legal professionals.
Chicago Self Defense exists outside of our normal martial arts and self-defense programs and is offered as community service. All workshops are completely free to the public, although a donation to an appropriate charity, such as the ACLU is encouraged.
Organizational Meeting and Basic Self-Defense Skills Class: 11/26
CSD will have its first gathering on Saturday, November 16th from 3:30 - 5:30. This first gathering will cover basic self-defense principles and skills for the untrained, but will also be a