ESD Global Program Offerings:
Additional 2020 training dates will be listed as they are confirmed.
Huguenot, New York August 2nd - 8th, 2020
Tuition with room and board: $2,500 USD
Women's Level 1 ESD Instructor Training
Men's Level 1 ESD Instructor Training
Applications due by April 15th, 2020
The 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. This training provides the opportunity to develop skills on how to deliver ESD to adult women and vulnerable communities. When available, this program will also include 16-hours of IMPACT training. All Women's Level 1 programs are led by female-identified ESD Instructors trainers.
The Level 1 Experience
All level 1 programs teach instructors how to facilitate ESD classes that include the following topics: intuition awareness, assessing self-defense options, asserting boundaries, using de-escalation strategies, and tools for a range of mental, verbal and physical responses.
Graduates of the training are qualified to provide a 10-hour ESD course to adults, as well as shorter formats.
The Men's Level 1
(ESD) Instructor Training
A unique week-long intensive program for male-identified self-defense instructors, both aspiring and experienced. This training provides the opportunity to develop skills on how to deliver ESD to adult men and vulnerable communities. When available, this training will also include 12-hours of IMPACT training. All Men's Level 1 training programs are led by Co-Ed teaching teams of female-identified and male identified ESD Instructor trainers.
Personal safety, assertiveness and self-defense training
When available, IMPACT self-defense training will be provided as part of the level 1 programs. This training provides full contact, adrenalized self-defense scenarios with padded male Instructors and is led by female lead Instructors. The experience provides Level 1 trainees with the opportunity to practice the skills they have learned throughout the week. IMPACT will be provided at select locations based on the nature of the training group, availability of IMPACT trainers and the training location.