Women's Self Defense

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Women’s Self-Defense


Moy Yat Kung Fu Academy, an Austin grown and family-owned traditional kung fu school offers month-long Women’s Kung Fu & Self-Defense Training series every January. Classes introduce students to solid principles of self-defense and provide martial arts training exercises that condition the nervous system towards effective response in a safe and supportive community environment.

In January 2012, in response to the New Years crimes against women and the murder of Ms. Esmeralda Barrera the school offered over 400 women free self-defense classes from January-March.  Moy Yat Ving Tsun Kung Fu is a highly concentrated martial arts system originated by a woman (the Buddhist nun Ng Moy) and has particular advantages for female students as it does not rely on muscle mass for its power in dealing with self-defense differentials of size and force.

Weekly participation for the duration of the month-long series is highly recommended. Each week has a specific focus and builds upon skills acquired from previous sessions.

Class Times

7:00 - 8:00 PM
Every Thursday in January

Ages 16+