Due to COVID-19 – Safe Sister has postponed all scheduled trainings. Check back on this site for new dates!! Stay safe & well!

Safe Sister

Strategies for Safer Living

Self-defense courses for women serving Southwest Colorado. Bringing four decades of law enforcement experience to help you avoid being a victim of crime – and what to do when avoiding isn’t an option.

Safe Sister is a 9-hour, self-defense course for people who want to be safe at home, work, school, traveling, on the internet and in their personal relationships.

It consists of three classes. Each class is three hours long, taught one night a week (usually Monday nights) for three consecutive weeks. We discuss topics and scenarios, and practice physical self defense in each class. The final class culminates with each student confronting an opponent for a dynamic, one-minute fight.


We come to you! Safe Sister courses are offered locally in community spaces like libraries, recreations centers, granges, and community centers. Private and business-sponsored courses are also available.

  • Durango
  • Bayfield
  • Mancos
  • Cortez
  • Ignacio
  • Pagosa Springs

Join our next class!

Knowledge is power! We discuss serious issues (robbery, domestic violence, sexual assault) but the Safe Sister course is NOT designed to scare you. Rather, it will empower you. Unleash your confidence to know YOU have what it takes to SURVIVE and THRIVE no matter what the world throws at you.

Watch for upcoming courses!

  • “Safe Student” for all genders
  • “Safe Senior” for seniors and caregivers
  • “Safe Spouse” for an unusual take on a bridal shower

Get in touch!

Courses not close enough? Interested in hosting a private or business course? Questions about content? Scholarships are available. Clases en español desponible.

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