It’s not every day that you have the chance to learn something new that could potentially save your life.

It’s not every day that you have the chance to learn something new that could potentially save your life.

Part of HH Prevention Programs

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Knowing how to defend yourself can help you feel less anxious in public, or fearful when walking alone. Self-defense classes will give you the ability to protect yourself and overcome an attacker.

We all need to learn self-defense – people like you and me.

In our self-defense workshops , you will:

  • improve strength and endurance.
  • sharpen your reflexes to respond more quickly to attack
  • learn where to step and throw your punches and kicks so you can escape.
  • enhance your awareness skills
  • Learn key skills and learn how to trust your instincts
  • Using your voice as a weapon

-Learn how to use your voice effectively. Have a toolbox that becomes second nature so you can use it whenever you need to.

  • Avoidance and Deescalation skills
  • How to safely avoid the need for a confrontation altogether
  • Determination skills
  • How to spot dangers and potential threats

-Having a fighting and survival mindset. How to turn the tables when you need to!

  • Prevention techniques
  • Stopping an attacker in his tracks by acting early
  • Simple physical techniques and skills
  • How to spot dangers and potential threats

-Simple physical self defense skills based on your bodies natural reactions. No partner needed, everyone should know these!•How to spot dangers and potential threats

…and most importantly

You will gain the confidence and freedom to fully explore the world, meet new people and find new ways to engage with others.

Group and Scheduled Options

Group Options

For groups of 10 or more

3-session, 6-session or 12-session online workshops

  • 3 sessions– $60pp, $54pp for 17+ people.
  • 6 sessions – $120pp, $108pp for 17+ people.
  • 12 Sessions – $240pp, $216pp for 17+ people.

These are LIVE 1-hour sessions, time coordinated your group.

Contact us to schedule your Group Hopefull Handbag Self-Defense Workshop Group Session!

Scheduled Workshops

Open to the General Public

6-session online workshop

  • Scheduled throughout the year based on demand
  • Cost is $120 pp
  • Discounts for teenagers

LIVE 1-hour sessions scheduled in advance on a weekly schedule.

Find out when the next Hopefull Handbags Self-Defense Workshop is scheduled!

Kimberlee Barker

About Your Instructor Kimberlee Barker

Kimberlee has over 20 years training in Martial Arts and is a Certified blackbelt and female martial arts Instructor in Kana Ju-Jitsu Ryu

She has 10+ years teaching, specializing in children and female self-defense. Honors and awards include:

  • 2008 World Champion-Kumite (fighting)
  • 2009 Universal Martial Arts Hall of Fame- Distinguished Female Martial Artist
  • 2020 United Martial Arts Hall of Fame- Golden Award

Kimberlee is also an active member of the North American Federation of Martial Arts, is experienced with assisting survivors of domestic abuse and is a volunteer with the Hopefull Handbags Barbados Affiliate.