Open to all ladies and the LGBTQ community


Small group classes

Real World Women’s Self Defense for Survival

sign upIt is our goal to arm women with real world skills to defeat large strong men in the quickest time possible. Through our workshops, we encourage women to take ownership for their personal defense, dedicate themselves to training, and become lifelong students of martial arts.

Martial Arts Basis

The martial art behind our Women’s Self Defense program is:

  • Lerdit military Muay Thai for the empty hand and
  • Escrima for fighting and defending against edge/impact weapons

When you are engaged in a survival scenario, your body will naturally engage its sympathetic nervous system (fight or flight). Unless training is done within this state for extended periods of time, you cannot guarantee the techniques we teach will be accessible when you need them most. Read about the martial arts background Kewesi Simon brings to Women’s Self Defense training.

No one-day women’s survival self defense workshop will give you the skills to defend yourself. But with dedication, training, and learning to master your fear in an adrenalized state, you can learn to defend yourself and others.

Women’s Survival Workshops

  • Are you, your daughters and sisters prepared and ready to resist abduction, escape confinement or restraints, escape capture, and then evade recapture?

We periodically hold Women’s Self Defense Survival Workshops, for ladies only, 10 years and up, where you will learn how to cope with these kinds of threat situations.

The basis for our workshop is old style Muay Thai. The Thais are traditionally small in stature, but that hasn’t stopped them from developing one of the most devastating martial arts.

Tactics You Will Learn

  • Get the maximum amount of power output from all of your strikes with the least amount of energy expended.
  • Use the lower body, where women carry most of their strength, to deliver powerful knees, punches and elbows.
  • Use your natural weapons to develop devastating force, enough to incapacitate a grown man.
womens self defense under threat Oakland CA training

What You Will Gain from KES Women’s Self Defense

  • Develop self confidence and self assuredness in conflict.
  • Increase threat awareness through training.
  • Learn why most self defense systems, while making you feel empowered with newly minted skills in the moment, will leave you in a fight or flight moment.
  • Learn to maintain self control and calm in adrenalized, chaotic, violent situations.
  • Become empowered by learning the realities of survival combat scenarios, and knowing that you have options and weapons available to you, enabling you to increase your chances of survival.