Self Defense Classes

GWPD Self Defense instruction covers basic stance, strikes, and blocks. Each technique is specifically designed to be utilized in the event of an attack. While the majority of our classes are geared toward sexual assault prevention for women, this class can be beneficial for men as well. Athletic apparel is considered appropriate attire for the course. Also, we ask that participants refrain from wearing jewelry to prevent loss or damage.

As this class is physically demanding, persons with preexisting physical conditions may not be permitted to engage in some of the activities as a precaution against aggravating their condition. Our instructors will work with you to avoid injury while maximizing your participation. All required protective equipment will be provided by GW Police. ALL SELF DEFENSE CLASSES ARE FREE FOR GW COMMUNITY MEMBERS. If you are not a GW community member but are interested or if you have any questions, please contact Assistant Chief Michael Glaubach at


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