Women Against violent Encounters
W.A.V.E. (Women against violent encounters)
W.A.V.E was first established in 1997 and focused on teaching women threat awareness combined with basic self-defense techniques to respond to potential threats.
The program focuses on situational awareness, verbal commands, assertive and physical techniques.
You will receive one on one training and practice with an all-woman team composed of SJSO, SAPD, and SABPD instructors.
We want to empower women by building their confidence and providing the tools needed to protect themselves and their loved ones.
These classes occur at various times throughout the year based on availability of instructors. To submit a request, please fill out this application: