Alive & Kicking is a non-profit women’s self-defense teaching cooperative based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

For more than two decades we have confronted oppression, fear, and violence through classes that promote freedom, health, and safety.

Every minute of every day the lives of women and girls are constricted by belittling comments, street harassment, relationship violence, and the fear of sexual assault and life-threatening attacks.

Alive & Kicking believes we all have natural skill in self-protection. Every woman and girl deserves access to tools and techniques to maximize the power of our bodies, minds, and voices.