Self-Defense for Women

By Women

with Julia Forrester

We all have the ability to defend ourselves.
You don’t need to be large, nor do you need
to be in great physical condition.

Julia Forrester
is a senior Brown Belt, student, and instructor in the art of Ryo-shindo at the Tao-Zen Martial Arts Academy in Poulsbo.

She has taught martial arts to men and women of all ages for 6 years.

The techniques Julia teaches are simple, natural, immediate, and effective for anyone seeking a realistic command of basic introductory self defense. They are practical and easy-to-understand, and use as little energy as possible.

Confidence in your ability to defend yourself can even help you defuse a situation before it escalates.

The class is open to women of all ages, including girls over 8.

No previous martial arts experience is needed. We go slowly, in a safe environment.

You can take only the Introduction, all of Part I (including the Introduction), or the complete class.


Awareness, safety, avoidance
Aug. 29: Eleven weapons you were born with, and the art of falling
Sept. 12: Basic blocks, captures, grabs
Sept. 19: Stances and drops


Sept. 26: Ground-work defense
Oct. 3: One-hand punch-strike defenses / trips
Oct. 10: Preemptive defense and attitude deception
Oct. 17: Simple escape-technique judos
When: Monday evenings
Aug. 22 to Oct. 17
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Cost: Introduction only: $25
Part I: $80
Parts I and II: $160
Discount for early registration.

Register Online

Where: Suquamish UCC Church
18732 Division Ave NE
Suquamish, WA 98392

For more information:
Call (360) 598-4434.

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