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Overview of Level 1 - Level 4

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.

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.

Level 2

The ESD Global Curriculum is based in 7 educational principles: 

  1. Options to identify, interrupt, respond to and heal from violence through games, activities, and discussions. 

  2. Ensure that self-defense tools are evidence and researched based. 

  3. Empower individuals rather than using fear as a motivation. 

  4. Help individuals understand that they have permission to defend themselves if they choose to.  

Level 3

The ESD Global Curriculum is based in 7 educational principles: 

  1. Options to identify, interrupt, respond to and heal from violence through games, activities, and discussions. 

  2. Ensure that self-defense tools are evidence and researched based. 

  3. Empower individuals rather than using fear as a motivation. 

  4. Help individuals understand that they have permission to defend themselves if they choose to.  

Level 4

The ESD Global Curriculum is based in 7 educational principles: 

  1. Options to identify, interrupt, respond to and heal from violence through games, activities, and discussions. 

  2. Ensure that self-defense tools are evidence and researched based. 

  3. Empower individuals rather than using fear as a motivation. 

  4. Help individuals understand that they have permission to defend themselves if they choose to.  

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ESD is an evidenced-based primary violence prevention system. It teaches individuals how to interrupt violence by listening to their intuition, assessing their options, asserting boundaries, using de-escalation strategies, and provides tools for a range of mental, verbal and physical responses.

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Empowerment Self-Defense is a holistic approach to personal safety which teaches tools to combat the whole spectrum of violence, from verbal harassment to physical violence.

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