Self-Defense Training

Self-Defense Training

To allow women in Cambridge to gain the tools necessary to protect themselves, the Cambridge Police Department currently offers a self-defense training course for women ages 16 and older who live or work in the City of Cambridge.

Our Women's Self-Defense Program is a program of realistic, self defense tactics and techniques. This program is a comprehensive course for women that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training.

Free courses are taught by certified officers.

Similarly courses are currently being taught by many colleges, universities and police departments. The growing, wide spread acceptance of this system is primarily due to the ease, simplicity and effectiveness of the tactics, solid research, legal defensibility and unique teaching methodology. The training is dedicated to teaching woman defensive concepts and techniques against various types of assaults, by utilizing easy, effective and proven self-defense/martial arts tactics. This system of realistic defense will provide a woman with the knowledge to make an educated decision about resistance.

The Cambridge Police Department educates woman about "The Flight or Fight Syndrome", while showing them that enhancing their option of physical defense is not only prudent, but a necessary if natural resistance is to be effective.

Safety and survival in today’s world requires a definite course of action. Effective options are provided by teaching women to take an active role in their own self-defense and psychological well being.

To sign up for our next class, please contact the Community Relations Unit at 617-349-3366.

Visiting CPD

Hours of Service

Monday: 8:30am-8pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 8:30am-5pm
Friday: 8:30am-12pm

Cambridge Police Department

Robert C. Haas
Commissioner

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125 Sixth Street
Cambridge MA 02142

Phone:617.349.3300