Westridge School Seniors Learn Self-Defense in Human Development

As part of its work to prepare students for life in college and beyond, all Westridge Upper School students receive self-defense training in 10th grade, with a refresher course in their senior year. This long-standing tradition is a staple of our Human Development (HD) program that our alumnae say is both invaluable and truly memorable!

This week, seniors worked with the team from Impact Personal Safety on boundary-setting and verbal skills around safety and consent. The class periods culminated in working with padded attackers to respond to physical threats. Check out the photos here!

“If you were to just take language sophomore year, and then never take it again, and you would probably forget that language,” said HD Coordinator Emily Mukai. “Taking a self-defense refresher course is a similar idea. They wake up those concepts and ideas that they learned as sophomores before going out into the world and getting ready for college.”

Westridge School, 324 Madeline Drive, Pasadena, (626) 799-1053 ext. 200 or visit www.westridge.org.






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