Free Self Defense Workshop

one light self defenseCome learn some basic training in self-defense and help give our girls, wives, our mothers, and ourselves some skills to protect the body that God gave us in the world we live in. Taught by the One Light self-defense team based here in Illinois, this is a free event and open to the public.

When: Saturday, September 22, 2018
Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Location: Immanuel Lutheran Church & School, 200 N. Plum Grove Rd, Palatine
Please register by Sept. 14 by emailing or calling Trephina Bedell 847-458-1548;

(Ages 4th grade through adult; we need a minimum of 20 participants to hold the seminar -register everyone)

A signed waiver form is required for each participant.

This 3-hour workshop will focuses on simple techniques to RELEASE and RUN from attacks.

  • Avoidance tactics.
  • Self-defense misconceptions.
  • Offensive techniques: strikes and targets.
  • Defensive escapes: grabs; chokes; hair pulls; bear hugs.

“Let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.”
1 John 3:18


A bit about the One Light Self -Defense Team:
The One Light self-defense team has traveled to the poorest slums in Nairobi, Kenya, where girls face physical attacks EVERYDAY. Using simple self-defense techniques, girls and community leaders have been empowered physically, mentally, and emotionally.

An awareness of existing and growing physical violence compelled the team to offer self-defense workshops in the U.S. Since 2009, school staff, students, realtors, corporations, women’s groups, churches, and families have seized the opportunity to prepare themselves for a world that faces bullying, domestic violence, molestation, rape, and human trafficking.