As a participant in Trail Watch, the community watch/ bike ride that takes place on the Midtown Greenway, I was offered a free self-defense class from Krav Maga Minneapolis, owned by Gail Boxrud and Dante Pastrano. The class that was being offered, "Krav Maga on Bicycles," is the first of its kind. No other martial arts/ self-defense system is bicycle-specific. My full write-up on the course is here.
What is Krav Maga? I'm not an expert, but Wikipedia is.
Part of the Grease Rag mission is to give people opportunities to empower themselves and feel strong and confident, on the bike and off. I think that Krav Maga for bicycles is another opportunity to empower yourself.
We have the opportunity to get a group rate on the Krav Maga Bicycle course. Early December, probably on a Sunday, from 1-5pm (negotiable), open to women and transgender cyclists only. If I cannot get enough WTFs interested, I will see about setting up a group session that is open to everyone. Lemme know by Thanksgiving!!