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Project Commotion invites you to please join us for a workshop in:
Self-Defense • Empowerment • De-Escalation
Sunday, Dec 17
at Project Commotion
2095 Harrison St. at the corner
of 17th street, San Francisco
2 Sessions Available
12:30-2:30 Youth 10 and up (parents and other family members are welcome)
2:30-5:00pm Female identified and non-binary only with discussion to follow
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Sliding scale fee of $15 - 25 suggested. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Payments can be made upon arrival for the workshop by cash, check or card.
Reduce risk and raise overall awareness
Recognize and respond to potentially threatening situations
Gain a greater understanding of predatory, and bullying behavior
Respond to attackers who are strangers, acquaintances, and intimates
Use de-escalation skills before an encounter becomes physical
Learn practical strikes and defenses against grabs and chokes
Use your voice and project body language that reect a condent self
Empowerment and Self-esteem drills
Develop a plan of protections based on your individual needs and circumstances
Kicking shields, focus pads, and situational role plays will be used to practice your physical and
de-escalation skills in real time. The goal is that through the development of these safe practices and
strategies you will feel more condent and empowered in recognizing and responding to negative
encounters with others.
Classes taught by Michele Elefante LMFT, 5th degree Black belt Shorin Ryu, Head Instuctor Okinawan Karate Club San Francisco
About the Instructor
Michele Elefante has for more than a decade provided counseling and mentorship to youth, adults and families through her involvement with various non-profit mental health and youth organizations focusing on teaching positive coping strategies, mindfulness techniques and compassion for themselves and their world. She has extensive experience conducting workshops dealing with topics such as de-escalation and medication, cultural humility, stress and anxiety, creating and maintaining boundaries. Additionally she is the head instructor at the Okinawan Karate Club (OKC) San Francisco, holds the rank of Godan (5th degree black belt) in Shobayashi Shorin-Ryu, and Shudokan Karate, has been an instructor at numerous national training events, and conducted self-defense and violence prevention workshops for youth and adults throughout the bay area for over 10 years. She holds a Master of Science in Clinical Psychology, and is a licensed Marriage Family Therapist (LMFT).
Contact Project Commotion for more information: (415)252-8059, firstname.lastname@example.org