Adult / Older Teens Express 16-hr Basics All Gender

Class Dates:

April 22, 29, May 6 & 13  from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday afternoons

(Class is full, please contact us at [email protected] to be added to the wait list. Summer schedule will be announced shortly.)

Basics is now offered on a “pay what you can” basis. We ask people to pay $100 (the class is valued at $495) as a deposit to secure your place in the class. At the end of the course, students will decide how much they want to pay in total—based on their financial circumstances and how much they feel the experience was worth. If it is not possible to pay $100 for the deposit, please call the office to arrange for scholarship funding to cover as much as you need. We are committed to serving everyone, regardless of finances.

Basics is a comprehensive program offering instruction and practice in a range of realistic encounters at various levels of danger or threat. Students learn to trust their instincts and increase their environmental awareness. Verbal strategies include those designed to help prevent potential encounters escalating to violence, and strategies to manage verbal conflict and boundary violations. We train individuals in options for physical resistance. These techniques include walking away, breathing, posture and other non-verbal communication, as well as strikes for when danger is imminent and can’t be avoided. Through repetition and a gradual increase in challenge and intensity (specific for each student), our graduates gain confidence in their abilities. FAQS

Grace Church Upper School
46 Cooper Square (where 3rd Ave turns into Bowery at E 6th St)
New York, New York 10003


Payment Options
We use PayPal to process credit and debit cards or checks online. You may also select our Offline Payment option which allows you register online, then call to finalize payment or to discuss payment plans, work-study options, and/or partial scholarship assistance.


Registration is closed for this class.