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Beginning Women's Assault Prevention Class

  • Saturday, September 09, 2023
  • 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Presidio Letterman YMCA
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  • Registration fees are nonrefundable. Substitutions welcome.

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Presidio Letterman YMCA

1152 Gorgas Ave.

San Francisco, CA 94129

Date:   Saturday, September 9, 2023

Time:   12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (may end earlier depending on class size)

Price:   $395

Bring:   Light lunch/snack: sandwich, fruit & water

Wear:   T-shirt, tennis shoes, sweatpants (no sandals or boots)

Age:       16-99 years  (parent release required for <18 year olds.)

Enroll now by clicking  REGISTER.  

This class will be taught by Katie Sasso and is limited to 10 students.  Enrollment in this workshop includes one free martial arts class.If you have any questions, please contact us at

Workshop outlineWomen's Assault Prevention

There are three skills every woman should know in order to defend herself. The first is the awareness to see and recognize that a potential attack is about to occur, as well as having a safety plan to avoid dangerous situations.

The second is having the assertiveness skills to "bring up" and say something about inappropriate behavior to someone who is "testing the waters" to see how far they can get with you.

The third is having the skills to physically stop someone from harming you. These are easy to learn and will stay with you for the rest of your life.

If your daughter has taken this class, please consider taking it yourself.  Becoming a role model for confidence, assertive behavior, and the courage to stand up for yourself physically and emotionally is one of the best ways to ensure your daughter does the same.

Katie Sasso is a self-defense instructor and Master black belt in the art of Kung Fu San Soo. She has been working with André Salvage and Associates for over 20 years, sharing her knowledge of Assault Prevention and Street Safety. She works with schools around California and teaches weekend seminars in San Francisco to children, teens, and adults that focus on learning how to be aware, assertive, and physically stop someone from harming them. Katie believes in living from her True Nature and shares with others the importance of listening to our intuition. 

Prior to working with André Salvage and Associates, Katie graduated from the University of Oregon where she played collegiate soccer. She continued her soccer career playing for Sacramento Storm. She currently lives in the Bay Area with her husband and three children.

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