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Self Defense Workshops

Self Defense for Teens, Women, & Men

Exercise your Voice, your Choice, and Empower your Body!

Non-Verbal, Verbal, and Physical techniques will be taught by Marla BB, 3rd degree Black Belt & nationally touring Blues/Rock Singer.

The class will culminate in board breaks by all!

Board-Breaking workout, PAWMA 2007

Marla BB teaches Self-Defense at Holyoke Community College, Shelburne Falls Yoga, Girls Inc., Spirit of the Heart Martial Arts & Self-Defense Center, and the surrounding community.

Contact Marla BB for Schedules and Fees.
(Sliding scale available & Reduced rates for families.)

Phone: 413-296-0187

"Self-defense is an inherent part of all martial arts, but even beyond that it's about empowerment. Some people think martial arts is about violence, but that couldn't be more wrong. It's about building a peaceful world."• Marla BB, The Recorder, Greenfield, MA 2001
martial arts at holyoke community college

Self Defense students from Holyoke Community College breaking through their boards & barriers!

About Marla BB

Marla BB is Head Instructor/Owner of Marla BB's Tae Kwon Do Studio, at Universal Gym in downtown Northampton, MA; Professor of Self Defense at Holyoke Community and Smith Colleges; Workshop Leader at Mt. Holyoke and Hampshire Colleges; a Trainer at the National Women's Martial Arts Federation "Special Training" Camps and the Pacific Association of Women Martial Artists Camps.

Ms. BB has also taught Teen Violence Prevention & Empowerment Classes locally at the Florence Learning Center Alternative High School, and Smith Vocational & Agricultural High School. Marla BB was founder of the Women's Black Belt Club "East" of Western Massachusetts and producer of Free Yourself! "An Evening of Martial Arts and Music" in a citywide fundraiser for Safe Passages - a battered women's shelter, at the Northampton Center for the Arts.