Free Self-Defense Nights for Women and Teen Girls Announced by Callahan’s Karate and GrooveWrx

Submitted by Callahan’s Karate and GrooveWrx

Jennifer Buckley of GrooveWrx (l) and Winnie Callahan of Callahan’s Karate (r) trade t-shirts to announce the free empowerment workshops their companies are offering in May – Courtesy image (c) 2018 all rights reserved – Click to view larger image

During the month of May, Winnie Callahan, Co-Owner of Callahan’s Karate, and Jennifer Buckley, Founder of GrooveWrx and The Girl Power WrxShop, will offer their Self-Defense & Physical Empowerment Class to the community at no cost.

  • The women’s class for ages 18 and above will take place from 7 to 9 pm on Wednesday, May 2
  • A class for teen girls, ages 13 to 17, is scheduled for Wednesday, May 16 from 7 to 9 pm.
  • Both classes will be held at the Callahan Karate Studio in Bedford.
  • To register, contact Jennifer Buckley (email, jennifersbuckley1@gmail.com or phone, 617.519.7751) or stop by the front desk at Callahan’s Karate, 20 North Road.

About the Workshops

This one-night event is packed with great information. In a fun and supportive environment, participants will learn and practice simple, yet effective self-defense techniques and review other tips for safety.

As a martial arts professional with over 20 years of experience and as a 5th Degree Black Belt, Winnie Callahan has extensive self-defense experience. Jennifer Buckley is a current Callahan’s student and a 1st Degree Black Belt. For the past 2 years, they have developed and co-taught this unique class that combines straightforward techniques but also addresses the challenges women and girls face regarding personal safety, physical confidence, and positive body image.

Says Jennifer Buckley, “We wanted to offer a class that added more than the physical techniques. Those are very important, but we also know that there’s a lot of other factors involved in feeling safe. We spend a part of the class reviewing barriers that women and girls face to feeling confident and empowered and offer tips on how to overcome them.” Winnie Callahan added, “People ask me if I ever use my karate. And I tell them I use it every day. Karate and self-defense are so much more than the physical techniques. It’s also about being mindful, aware and having knowledge that can make you feel a lot more confident in everyday life


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