Classes for Men

Men’s Basics 20-Hour Self-Defense

Men and Boys 14+

In a supportive, non-competitive environment, students learn how to respond to the most common ways men are threatened and attacked. The course focuses on conflict de-escalation, self control, decision making, and understanding the difference between appropriate and inappropriate violence.

Class not currently scheduled. To inquire about a private group or be placed on the wait list contact 781-321-3900 or


Teen Boys Class

Ages 14-18

In this 8 hour course students will learn the skills to de-escalate conflicts, avoid being drawn into fights, as well as verbal and physical self-defense skills. Students will also learn skills to speak up and intervene when other people’s safety is at risk.

Students learn:

Verbal de-escalation skills
How to stay calm when someone is trying to provoke them

Verbal self-defense skills
How to avoid a fight, how to keep a threat from turning into a physical fight

Physical Self-Protection
As a last resort how to protect themselves if someone physically attacks them

How to help others stay safe
What to do if someone they know is attempting to sexually or physically assault someone else

Upcoming Teen Boys Classes

November Weekend: 11/23/19 and 11/24/19 (12:00pm – 4:00pm)



Assertiveness & Boundary Setting (Mixed Gender)

Many people find that the ability to set and maintain boundaries greatly enhances their sense of safety. This 8-hour all-verbal course teaches students skills for effective communication and negotiation in stressful situations. Practicing these skills in realistic scenarios, students have the opportunity to become comfortable staying calm and articulate while explaining their needs in situations involving strangers, co-workers, acquaintances, friends, family and partners.

Upcoming Assertiveness & Boundary Setting Classes:

February Weekend: 2/9/19 and 2/10/19 (12:00pm – 4:00pm) – This class is currently full. Please email to be placed on the waiting list.

May Weekend: 5/18/19 and 5/19/19 (12:00pm – 4:00pm)

September Weekend: 9/14/19 and 9/15/19 (12:00pm – 4:00pm)



Assertiveness & Boundary Setting Part 2 (Mixed Gender)

Graduates of Assertiveness and Boundary Setting Only

This 4-hour course begins with a review of the concepts and skills learned in the Assertiveness & Boundary Setting class, and adds strategies for dealing with the defensiveness often exhibited by people during difficult conversations. As always the emphasis is on practicing the skills learned in realistic scenarios. Assertiveness & Boundary Setting is a prerequisite.

Upcoming A + B Part 2 Classes:

July 27th: 12:00pm – 4:00pm


For more information call Meagan Anderson at (781) 388-4338 or email us at