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7th Annual
fodada International Women’s
Self Defense Day

We are very excited to open registration for the 7th 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




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East Coast

Boston, MA

Nov. 17 @ 1:30-3:30pm

The Non Profit Center

89 South Street, Boston, MA

CONTACT: 617.784.0100 |

Fairfield, CT

Nov. 18 @ 1-3pm

Dojo Fairfield

2317 Black Rock Turnpike, Fairfield, CT 06825

CONTACT: 203.319.9989 |

Lanham-Seabrook, MD

Nov. 17 @ 10am-12pm

Grace Bible Church of Seabrook, MD

9920 Lanham Severn Road, Lanham, MD 20706

CONTACT: 301.459.6601 |

Ludlow, MA

Nov. 17 @ 1-3pm

Crossfit Echo

550 Center Street, Ludlow, MA 01056

CONTACT: 413.433.3906 | |

Lynchburg (Forest), VA

Nov. 17 @ 1-3pm

C.O.B.R.A Self Defense Virginia

14805 Forest Road, Suite 231 Forest, VA 24551

CONTACT: 434.386.1547 |

New York, NY

Nov. 17 @ 11am-2pm

STRIVE International

205 East 122nd Street, 3rd floor

CONTACT: 646.335.0835 |

Philadelphia, PA

*Currently full. Please send a note to should you want to be placed on the waiting list* Nov. 17 @ 11:00am-1:00pm

Women In Transition, Inc.

718 Arch Street, Suite 401N, Philadelphia PA

CONTACT: 215.564.5301, ext. 113 |

Pittsfield, MA

Nov. 17 @ 3-5pm

Unitarian Universalist Church of Pittsfield

175 Wendell Ave, Pittsfield, MA, 01201

CONTACT: 413.443.7903 |

Somerville, MA

Nov. 17 @ 2-4pm

Villari's Martial Arts Center

54 Union Square Somerville, MA 02143

CONTACT: 617.784.0100 |

West Springfield, MA

*10am-12:15pm and 12:45-3pm sessions currently full. Please send a note to should you want to be placed on the waiting list* Nov. 18 @ 10am-12:15pm and 12:45-3pm

MPS Solutions

1702 Riverdale St. West Springfield Ma 01089

CONTACT: 413.335.7699 |

Yardley, PA

Nov. 17 @ 2:30-4:30pm

Lower Makefield Township Community Center

1550 Oxford Valley Road, Yardley, PA 19067

CONTACT: 267.573.4907 |


Byhalia, MS

Nov. 17 @ 9-11am

Byhalia Community Building

225 HWY 309 South, Byhalia, MS 38611

CONTACT: 662.544.3478 |


Nov. 17 @ 3:30-5:30pm

Haymaker Gym Chicago

2744 W 18th St Chicago, IL 60608



Nov. 17 @ 3-5pm

Hit2Fit Chicago South Loop

329 W 18th St #300, Chicago, IL 60616


Des Moines, IA


Lisle, IL

Nov. 18 @ 10pm-12am

Prime MuayThai MMA

4725 Main St., Lisle, IL 60532

CONTACT: 630.863.9531 |

Southern States

Columbia, SC

Nov. 17 @ 10am-12pm

Samurai Karate Studio

4561 Hard Scrabble Rd, Columbia, SC 29229

CONTACT: 803.462.9425 |

Fort Myers, FL

Nov. 17 @ 1-3pm, 3-5pm

C.O.B.R.A. Defense Ft Myers

19451 S Tamiami Tr. Ft Myers Fl. 33908

CONTACT: 908.782.2718 |

Longwood, FL

Nov. 17 @ 10am-12pm

COBRA Defense Orlando

1115 N Ronald Reagan Blvd. #135 Longwood FL 32750

CONTACT: 407.446.0232 |

Jacksonville, FL

Nov. 17 @ 7:30-9:30am

The Womens Defense Company

13241 Bartram Park Blvd., Unit 405 Jacksonville, FL 32258

CONTACT: 904.655.7772 |

Jacksonville, FL


Miami, FL

Nov. 16 @ 8-10am, Nov. 17 @ 10-11am

C.O.B.R.A Defense Miami

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

CONTACT: 800.289.8188 | |

Pflugerville/Austin, TX

Nov. 17 @ 9am-3pm (three 2-hour sessions)

Pflugerville Martial Arts Academy

2700 West Pecan Street, Suite 302, Pflugerville TX 78660

CONTACT: 512.522.3912 | |

Oakland Park, FL

Nov. 17 @ 12:30-2:30pm

Underground Fitness Gym

4553 NE 6th Avenue Oakland Park, FL, 33334

CONTACT: 945.630.5840 |

St Petersburg, FL

*currently full. please send a note to should you want to be placed on the waiting list* Nov. 17 @ 12-2pm

Burg Fitness and Cycling

227 14th Street North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

CONTACT: 941.544.2686 |

University of South Florida

Nov. 13 @ 10:30am-12:45pm


13109 USF Sycamore Drive, Tampa, FL 33620

CONTACT: 813.988.6487 |

West Coast

Aliso Viejo, CA

Nov. 17 @ 9-11 am

Renaissance Club Sport

50 Enterprise, Aliso Viejo, Orange County, CA 92656

CONTACT: 267.573,4907 |

Centennial, CO

Nov. 17 @ 11am-1pm


12201 East Arapahoe Rd. C-8, Centennial CO 80112

CONTACT: 720.428.8312 |

Chandler, AZ

Nov. 17 @ 10am-12pm

Grit Fit Self-Defense

2388 N Alma School Rd, Chandler AZ 85224

CONTACT: 602.904.0074 |

Corona, CA

*Currently full. Please send a note to should you want to be placed on the waiting list* Nov. 17 @ 12:30-2:30pm

OrangeTheory Fitness Corona

2540 Tuscany St #102-103, Corona, CA 92881


Cypress, CA

Nov. 10 @ 1-3pm

Martial Arts Fitness Center

9949 Walker St. Cypress, Ca

CONTACT: 714.995.8990 |

Duarte, CA

TBD @ 11:30am-1:30pm

Villari's Martial Arts Center

1740 Huntington Dr. #306, Duarte, CA 91010

CONTACT: 626.327.4441 |

Fresno, CA

Nov. 17 @ 10am-12pm

Fresno Vanguard Krav Maga & Fitness

2750 N Clovis Av Ste 140 Fresno CA 93727

CONTACT: 559.916.1982 |

Irvine, CA

*Currently full. Please send a note to should you want to be placed on the waiting list* Nov. 15 @ 10am-12pm


17785 Sky Park Circle, #M, Irvine, CA 92614

CONTACT: 949.701.8810 |

Irvine, CA

*Currently full. Please send a note to should you want to be placed on the waiting list* Nov. 17 @ 2-3:30pm

OC Kickboxing MMA

18241 McDurmott W., Irvine CA 92614

CONTACT: 949.833.8338 |

Laguna Niguel, CA

Nov. 17 @ 2:15-4:15pm

Orange Theory Fitness Laguna Niguel

24034 Aliso Creek Rd, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

CONTACT: 949.667,9999 |

Los Angeles, CA

Nov 17 @ 9:30am-12:30pm

Peace Over Violence

1015 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 200 Los Angeles, CA 90017

CONTACT: 213.955.9090 |

Long Beach-Lakewood, CA


Long Beach-Marina, CA

*Currently full. Please send a note to should you want to be placed on the waiting list* Nov. 17 @ 2:15-4:15pm

OrangeTheory Fitness LB Marina

6620 E Pacific Coast Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90803

CONTACT: 562.475.4788 |

Newport Beach, CA

Nov. 17 @ 11:30am-12:30pm


1342 Bison Avenue, Newport Beach, CA 92660

CONTACT: 949.752.7778 |

Newport Beach, CA

Nov. 17 @ 2:15pm-4:15pm

Orange Theory Fitness

1040 Irvine Ave. Newport Beach, CA 92660

CONTACT: 949.630.0555 |

North Hollywood, CA

Nov. 18 @12-3pm

Shaolin American Self Defense Academy

4723 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91602

CONTACT: 818.392.8928 |

Oakland, CA

*Currently full. Please send a note to should you want to be placed on the waiting list* Nov. 17 @ 2-4pm

Flex Circuit Gym

3925 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland, CA 94611

CONTACT: 202.680,4702 |

Placentia, CA

*Currently full. Please send a note to should you want to be placed on the waiting list* Nov. 16 @ 10am-12pm

OC Shaolin Temple Cultural Center

CONTACT: 949.701.8810 |

Pullman, WA

Nov. 17 @ 12-3pm

Mantis Training Academy

246 E. Main Street, Pullman, Washington, USA 99163

CONTACT: 206.979.0459 |

San Francisco, CA

Nov. 17 @ 2-4pm

United Studios of Self Defense San Francisco

2424 Lombard Street, SF, CA 94123

CONTACT: 415.771.5186 |

San Juan Capistrano, CA

Nov. 17 @ 8:30-10:30am

Zen Dojos Martial Arts Academy

31888 Del Obispo #C6 San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

CONTACT: 949.240.6574 | |

Seattle, WA

Nov. 17 @ 1-3pm

Senior Center of West Seattle

4217 SW Oregon St, Seattle, WA 98116

CONTACT: 206.291.8960 | |

Seattle, WA

Nov. 10 @ 4-6pm *currently full. please send a note to should you want to be placed on the waiting list*

White Dragon Kung Fu Seattle

5004 S Genessee St, Seattle, WA 98118

CONTACT: 206.979.0459 |

Torrance, CA

Nov. 17 @ 1-3pm

Kaizen Dojo Martial Arts and Self Defense

1824 W. 182nd St, Torrance, CA 90504

CONTACT: 424.261.4555 |

UC Santa Barbara


Van Nuys, CA

Nov. 17 @ 1-3 pm

The House of Champions

17228 Saticoy St, Van Nuys, CA 91406

CONTACT: 818.324.0944 |


Belize City, Belize

Nov. 17 @ 8-11:30

University of Belize

Jose Maria Nunez Street, Punta Gorda, Belize, Central America

CONTACT: 501-630-5571

Bihar, India


Brisbane, Australia


Dubai, UAE

Nov. 17 @ 2:30-4pm

Piloga Studio

Bay Square, Business Bay, Building 6, Retail 1&2

CONTACT: 44564499 |

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

*currently full. please send a note to should you want to be placed on the waiting list* Nov. 17 @ 10:30am-12:309pm

Wise Warrior Gym and REAL Self Defense

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

CONTACT: 780.667.9911 |

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

Nov. 17 @ 11am-1pm

CrossFit Cayman

Market Street, Camana Bay,, Cayman Islands

CONTACT: 1-345-924-0424

Kolkata, India


Macclesfield, England


New Delhi, India


Samara, Costa Rica

Nov. 17 @ 10am-1pm

ESD Global

Tico Adventure Lodge, Playa Samara, Costa Rica

CONTACT: 267.573,4907 |

San Jose, Costa Rica

Nov. 17 @ 10am-12pm

ESD Global

CONTACT: 506.84329683 |

Toronto, Canada

Nov. 17 @ 11:30am-1:30pm

Desantos Premiere Martial Arts

603 Gerrard St E

CONTACT: 416.648.0301 |

Be a host for a self defense class

Want to host an event in your community, at your offices, or school? we can help publicize the event, Register attendees and provide you with an instructor. Please contact


Want to attend a local event to have this event happen in your area?

If you or your group is interested in having this event in your area or just interested in attending a program close to you, please send your information, your city and state and number in your party to


Be an instructor for a self defense class

Want to help instruct a class in your community or at your studio? We can help connect with a location in need of an instructor or publicize the event at your studio as well as register attendees. Please contact


“The service you have provided to me and my family is priceless.”

- Mother of 2015 participant