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6th Annual
fodada International Women’s
Self Defense Day

We are very excited to open registration for the 6th Annual fodada International Women's Self Defense Day. This program again aims to raise awareness about protecting women around the globe, and to promote the importance of empowerment.


From schools, to community centers, business board rooms and to open fields, fodada partners with individuals, groups, companies and organizations like yours that recognize the importance of women’s empowerment, and are interested in becoming catalysts for this powerful message and movement.

Around the globe, tens of thousands of women have come together to attend these free events on self-defense, empowerment, awareness, and safety. From locations across the US to as far as Pakistan, India, South Africa, Belgium, and Israel, fodada has coordinated these free self-defense classes on behalf of dads everywhere who care deeply about the incredible women in their lives and want to impress upon their children the importance of empowering others. This year, like other years we look to reach more individuals and communities to pass along this very important program.


This year we have chosen the mpwr. design as our way of commemorating this event and the message it carries. Funds from the sale of this design will directly benefit the growth and continuation of this program globally. link to find out more about the mpwr. design.


Use the form on this page to register to attend the event. For complete list please scroll down. 

To inquire about additional information or partnership please contact fodada at




Kent, Ohio

Feb. 22, 2018, 7-9PM

Kent State University

KSU Student Center, room 306abc, 1075 Risman Dr, Kent, OH 44242



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Kent, Ohio

Feb. 22, 2018, 7-9PM

Kent State University

KSU Student Center, room 306abc, 1075 Risman Dr, Kent, OH 44242





for the last five years we have circled the planet pushing for the importance of empowerment and awareness to be top of mind and a topic discussed my women, men and children. 


now in our sixth year of the fodada International Women's Self Defense Day we are continuing the tradition of providing an event that highlights the importance of empowerment. For women, for men and for children. 


Our simple design this year aims to be, just as our entire line, a conversation starter. An opportunity to stand for and to engage. 



East Coast


Nov. 18 @ 12-4 pm

STRIVE/Fatherhood Program

240 East 123rd Street, 3rd Floor, NYC, NY

CONTACT: 646.335.0835 |

Fairfield, CT

Nov. 18 @ 10am

Dojo Fairfield

2317 Black Rock Turnpike, Fairfield, CT 06825

CONTACT: 203.319.9989 |

Mulicca Hill, NJ

Nov. 19 @ 1-3pm

OKKA Mullica Hill

33 S. Main Street, Mullica Hill, NJ 08062

CONTACT: 856.418.1592 |

Washington, DC

*currently full. please send a note to should you want to be placed on the waiting list*

Nov. 18 @ 9am

DC Health Coaches Studio

5608 Broad Branch Road NW, Washington DC, 20015

CONTACT: 202.309.4603 |

Boston, MA

*currently full. please send a note to should you want to be placed on the waiting list*

Nov. 18 @ 1:30pm

The Non Profit Center

89 South Street, Boston, MA


Mansfield, CT

Nov. 18 @ 12-1pm

Willis Nichols Hawley Armory

359 Mansfied Rd, Unit 2101, Storrs CT 06269

CONTACT: 860.486.5975 |

Washington, DC

Nov. 16 @ 4:30-6:30pm

Alice Deal Middle School

3815 Fort Dr, NW, Washington, DC 20016

CONTACT: 202.939.2010 |



Nov. 18 @ 2:30pm

Titan Gym

2256 W Belmont Ave, Chicago IL 60618

CONTACT: 773.360.8520 |

Des Moines, IA

Nov. 18 @ 1-3pm

Iowa Center for Higher Education Activity Center

2280 Bell Ave, Des Moines, IA 50321

CONTACT: 515.202.5287 |

Aurora, CO

Nov. 18 @ 12-2pm


12201 East Arapahoe Road, Suite C-8, Centennial, CO 80112

CONTACT: 720.428.8312 |

Salem, OH


Kent State Rec Center

1550 Ted Boyd Drive, Kent, OH. 44240

CONTACT: 330.277.1163 |

Lisle, IL

Nov. 19 @ 2:30-4:30pm

4725 Main St., Lisle, IL 60532

CONTACT: 630.999.8154 |

Mentor, OH

*currently full. please send a note to should you want to be placed on the waiting list*

Nov. 19 @ 2-4pm

St. Bede Catholic Church/ Father Tulley Center, 9114 Lakeshore Blvd., Mentor, OH. 44060

CONTACT: 440.463.5022 |

Southern States

Smithville, MO

Nov. 18 (Four 90-Minute Power Sessions) 1. 10-11:30am | 2. 12-1:30pm | 3. 2-3:30pm | 4. 4-5:30pm

Fighting Forward Self Defense (inside the Triple J building)

101 N. US 169 Hwy, Smithville, Missouri, MO 64089

CONTACT: 816.547.1042 |

Oakland Park, FL

Nov. 19 @ 10am-12pm

Underground Fitness Gym

4553 NE 6th Avenue Oakland Park, FL, 33334

CONTACT: 945.630.5840 |

Irving, TX

Nov. 18 @ 10am

The Academy Dallas

8113 Ridgepoint Dr. Irving, TX 75063

CONTACT: 972.556.0671 |

Miami, FL

Nov. 18 @ 10-11am

C.O.B.R.A Defense Miami

6262 SW 8th Street, West Miami, Fl. 33144

CONTACT: 800.289.8188 |

St Petersburg, FL

Nov. 18 @ 10am

C.O.B.R.A Self Defense St. Petersburg

4400 34th St. N, Unit J, St Pete, FL 33714

CONTACT: 727.392.3198 |

Hattiesburg, MS

Oct. 27 @ 7-8:30pm

Payne Center

118 College Dr. Unit 5155 Hattiesburg, MS 39401


Tampa, FL

*currently full. please send a note to should you want to be placed on the waiting list*

Nov. 18 @ 6pm

USF Panhellenic

USF Recreation Center, North Gym

CONTACT: 813.974.7084 |

Holly Springs, MS

Nov. 18 @ 10:30am-12pm

Church of Christ Building 1557 HWY 4 East, Holly Springs, MS 38635

CONTACT: 662.544.3478 |

Independence, MO

Nov. 18 @ 10am-12pm

C.O.B.R.A. Dragon Family Martial Arts Center

13665 East 42nd Terrace South, Suite H, Independance, MO. 64055


Colleyville, TX

Nov. 18 @ 2-4pm

Colleyville Martial Arts

6100 Colleyville Blvd #100, Colleyville, TX 76034


Columbia, SC

Nov. 18 @ 11am-12:30pm

Samurai Karate Studio

4561 Hard Scrabble Road, Columbia, SC. 29229

CONTACT: 803.462.9425 |

Breaux Bridge, LA

Nov. 18 @ 1:30-3:30pm

Enso Fitness Club

1446 Mills Highway, Breaux Bridge, LA. 70517

CONTACT: 337.507.7200 |

West Coast

Newport Beach

Nov. 18 @ 2:15pm

Orange Theory Fitness

1040 Irvine Avenue, Newport Beach, CA 92660

CONTACT: 949.701.7702 |

Los Angeles

Nov 18 @ 12-2pm

Knowles Karate Academy

4378 West Third Street, Los Angeles, CA. 90020

747.238.8335 |


Nov. 18 @ 10am

The Police Science Institute

5133 N. Gates Ave. #102, Fresno, CA 93722

CONTACT: 559.276.9800 | |

North Las Vegas

Nov. 18 @ 10am-1pm

CRI Counter Terrorism Training School

2421 East Gowan Road, North Las Vegas, NV 89030

CONTACT: 702.222.3489 |

Van Nuys

Nov. 18 @ 1-3pm

House of Champions

17228 Saticoy St. Van Nuys, CA 91406

CONTACT: 818.324.0944

Irvine, CA

*currently full. please send a note to should you want to be placed on the waiting list*

Nov. 18 @ 9:30-11:30am

OC Kickboxing & MMA (OCKMMA)

18241 McDurmott W., Irvine, CA. 92614

CONTACT: 949.833.8338 |

San Francisco, CA

Nov. 17 @ 2-4pm

Nextdoor HQ

875 Stevenson St, Suite 700, San Francisco, CA. 94103

CONTACT: 530.519.6661 |

Berkeley, CA

Nov. 19 @ 3pm

MLK Student Union Building, East Pauley Ballroom

2495 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

CONTACT: 510.664.7976 |

Newport Beach

Nov 18 @ 1-3pm

Harbor View Elementary

900 Goldenrod, Newport Beach, CA. 92660

CONTACT: 702.222.3489 |

Torrance, CA

Nov. 18 @ 4:30pm

Kaizen Dojo Martial Arts and Self Defense

1040 Irvine Avenue, Newport Beach, CA 92660

CONTACT: 424.261.4555 |

Aliso Viejo, CA

Nov. 18 @ 9-11am

Renaissance Club Sport Aliso Viejo Laguna Niguel

50 Enterprise, Aliso Viejo, CA. 92656

CONTACT: 949.643.6700

San Francisco, CA

Nov. 18 @ 2-3:30pm

United Studios of Self Defense

2424 Lombard St., SF CA 94123

CONTACT: 415.771.5186 |

Las Vegas, NV

Nov. 8 @4pm


701 E Bridger Ave, Ste 400, LV, NV 89101

CONTACT: 702.798.7000 |



Nov. 18 @ 9-11am

Kapap Academy Singapore

Robinson Square, 144 Robinson Road #05-01

CONTACT: 90276996 |

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Nov. 19 @ 11am-1pm

Wise Warrior Gym and REAL Self Defense.

12832 - 141 Street, Edmonton, Alberta, T5L 4N8

CONTACT: 780-667-9911 |

Dubai, UAE

Nov. 18 @ 3-4:30pm

BLDG 6, BAYSQUARE, BUSINESS BAY, DUBAI, Bay Square, Retail Office 1 & 2 Dubai, UAE

CONTACT: 04-456-4499 |

Cayman Islands

Nov. 18 @ 11am-1pm

Crossfit Cayman

Crossfit Cayman at Camana Bay, Market Street


Nouakchott, Mauritania, AF


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- Mother of 2015 participant