Lauren Taylor


Lauren has been studying and teaching self-defense since 1985. She has taught classes to about 20,000 people of all ages and genders and of all walks of life. She specializes in classes for women, for people with disabilities, for LGBTQ/gender nonconforming people, and for survivors of abuse and assault.


Defend Yourself

Defend Yourself works to empower people — especially women and LGBTQ people — to end violence and create a world where they can be fully themselves.

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1555 Conne
Washington 20036