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Put Empowerment Self-Defense to work in your community by becoming an Instructor.
Women's Level 1 Empowerment Self - Defense (ESD) Instructor Training
A unique week-long intensive program for female-identified self-defense instructors, both aspiring and experienced, who want to develop their skills to deliver ESD training in their communities. Graduates of the training are qualified to provide a 10-hour ESD course to adults, as well as shorter formats.
All Gender Level 1 Empowerment Self - Defense Instructor Training
A week-long intensive program for adults, with preference given to co-ed teaching pairs who will co-teach in their communities. This training prepares Instructors to teach ESD violence prevention programs for co-ed children's group's ages 5-7 years and 8-10 years.
All Level 1 ESD Instructors will continue to develop their skills through online seminars, one-to-one mentoring, and by teaching ESD in their community.
Senior Instructor Women's Course
A week-long intensive program for female-identified ESD instructors that prepares them to teach an ESD Global Level 1 Women's Instructor Training. Pre-requisites for all candidates are: 350 hours of ESD or other equivalent holistic self-defense teaching experience, ESD Certification (NWMAF or equivalent) and completion of the ESD Assessment Survey with an interview.
What Makes Empowerment Self-Defense Effective?
Empowerment Self-Defense is the only violence prevention education tool proven to reduce the incidence of abuse by integrating a program that teaches:
How to recognize abuse, coercion and boundary violations
How to communicate assertively and advocate for oneself under stress.
How to physically protect yourself from violence perpetrated by strangers and familiar people.
Scholarships Are Available
Level 1 Training cost without room $2,000 USD
Level 1 Training cost with room is $2,500 USD
ESD Global is a US-based nonprofit organization (NGO) that envisions a world where people can live safe, violence-free lives. ESD Global is dedicated to making Empowerment Self-Defense (ESD) accessible around the world through increasing public awareness of its profound benefits.
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