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Self-Defense *Saturday

Self-Defense Sundays…on *Saturday in March

Join Tacoma Aikikai on the last Sunday (last Saturday of March) of every month for trauma-informed, empowerment-based, Aikido Self-Defense.


Led by women/queer instructors, each session covers self-defense basics and dives deeper into one area of focus. January, February, April, and May workshops are open to women, non-binary, and LGBTQ participants. March and June sessions welcome folks of all gender orientations.


January 28thWomen, Non-Binary, LGBTQBody Positioning
February 25thWomen, Non-Binary, LGBTQStriking
March 30th (*last Saturday)All GendersJoint Locks
April 28thWomen, Non-Binary, LGBTQChokes
May 26thWomen, Non-Binary, LGBTQGround Fighting
June 30thAll GendersSituational/Weapons


Join for one or Join for all…

Sign up for any individual workshop as a stand-alone course, or take multiple sessions to build on your skills.
To sign up for a 4- or 6-class series package, register for your first session at the class package rate and indicate the additional sessions you’ll attend in the registration comments.




Your workshop donations support the instructors and the program itself. We believe that self-defense training should be accessible to the community. Choose the sliding scale rate that best fits your financial situation, or contact us for scholarship opportunities.
Single Class Price: $50
Reduced Sliding Scale Single Class Price: $30, $40
Pack of 4 Classes: $160
Pack of 6 Classes: $220


About the Instructors

Ea Murphy (she/her) is the Chief Instructor of Tacoma Aikikai with over 25 years of martial arts experience. She/they have taught self-defense both on and off the mat, including formerly with the Girl Army, a Bay Area Self-Defense collective.

Avery Miller (they/them) is a third degree brown belt in Paracombatives Ju Jutsu and certified victim advocate with years of experience working with survivors of interpersonal violence.

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