Gain Confidence, Reduce Fear: Self-Defense Workshops for Women & Men

We are excited to announce that Enso is offering a new series of Self-Defense Workshops at our downtown Chicago location in 2016. These workshops are open to women and men ages 15 and up. No martial arts experience is necessary — though the workshops are still valuable to those with karate training — so please share this opportunity with your friends, family and co-workers.

The workshops will be held on four dates throughout the year. On each date, there will be both an “Intro” workshop for first-timers and a “Continuing” workshop for those who have attended at least one previous workshop. This schedule is intended to be flexible so that individuals who can’t make an earlier workshop can still start learning at any time throughout the series, while also allowing those who are able to attend multiple workshops to build on skills over time.

2016 Workshop Dates
January 10
February 7
March 13
April 17

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM: Self-Defense Workshop – Intro
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM: Self-Defense Workshop – Continuing

Enso 412 S. Wells Street, 7th Floor Chicago, IL 60605

$25 for one workshop
$90 for whole series (4 workshops)

Pay online through our online store or mail a check payable to “Enso” to 412 S. Wells Street, 7th Floor, Chicago, IL 60607.

Instructor / Workshop Topics
Instructor Linda Donner is a 6th degree black belt in Shotokan Karate and is certified in Krav Maga, the Israeli system of military self-defense. In these workshops, she will cover:

  • Basic awareness
  • Effects of fear and ways to handle fear
  • Personal safety tips
  • Situational role plays
  • Physical drills practice
  • Simple footwork
  • Blocking & strikes
  • Grabs, holds & choke defenses

Comfortable clothing, such as t-shirt and sweatpants. Clean, indoor gym shoes.