SETpoint focuses on providing empowerment and self-defense training to several targeted populations:

  • Individuals at increased risk of gender-based violence, including women and members of the LGBTQ community;

  • Individuals at increased risk of assaults linked to substance abuse, both as cause and as an effect, with a primary focus on women;

  • Disadvantaged children and youth populations at increased risk of bullying and assault.

Our programming is Trauma-Informed, Survivor-Focused and Inclusive.

Workshops & Training

Single-session workshops

Single, 2-3 hour workshop sessions provide basic training in cultural context, situational awareness, attitude and voice as de-escalation tools, strikes and kicks, and resources and self-care. This can include an option of fighting through a simulated attack.

Force: Foundations of respect, confidence & empowerment


SETpoint’s four-part FORCE workshop covers all material from Level 1 and 2 and builds upon it through deeper discussion into healthy / unhealthy relationships, bystander intervention, and increased physical practice. Through four 90-minute sessions, the series offers significant practice opportunities across all of these areas, including simulations and role playing in addition to practical physical resistance skills. Participants have short assignments (videos, short articles, journaling, etc.) between sessions and have access to additional learning aids as follow up to the workshop.

Additional options are available upon request. Contact us to discuss your ideas and needs.

The best part of today was learning how much natural strength I have. The kicks were awesome!