Self Defense Classes

There are two empowerment self defense workshops being offered by myself and Sher Mindermann. I hope that in some small way, we can offer a fun, dynamic, and transformative experience for others to move through the world feeling safe and self-affirming. We serve to guide students as they explore their own abilities and create a sense of safety and harmony in their lives. At the heart of this is a deep passion to grow.


All workshops are free and all persons are welcome. These 2 offerings will be held at the UU Church of Pittsfield at 175 Wendell Avenue.



November 17th, 2018: ESD Global will collaborate with a U.S. based company called Fodada to help promote their International Women’s Self-Defense Day. For the past 7 years, Fodada has used the sales of its clothing line to provide these free workshops for women worldwide.

Kim Rivers