Self Defense Workshop for All Ages, Levels and Genders: June 24, 2023

Sign-up Now! Learn Techniques to Keep You & Your Family Safe - No Prior Experience Necessary!

By Macaroni KID Conejo Valley - Malibu - Calabasas June 8, 2023

Would you like to learn self defense techniques to help keep you and your family safe? The upcoming EmpowereD by Dana 90-minute Self Defense workshop on Saturday, June 24, 2023 will do just that! You can choose to learn in-person in Westlake Village as well as a virtual option

This can be a family affair, a treat for yourself or come with friends - time for some self care. 

Prepare before you need it!

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Saturday June 24, 2023:  2:00-3:30 pm

This self defense workshop is geared to all ages - all levels and all genders

No experience need

This is a class the whole family can take together:  Recommended age is for 6 years old and up.

What would your kids do if a stranger tried to grab them?

Watch the video and see what these kids learned - Would your kids know what to do?

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Prepare before you need it!

This self defense workshop, taught by Dana Hernandez

on Saturday, June 24, 2023 from 2:00-3:30 pm

Lock in your spot today!

Only $99 per person
For 90 minutes

Email for group rate of 5 or more

Virtual option - $37

High Gear Add-on
Immediately after the 90 minute in person workshop:

Utilize your skills in scenario training with an opponent wearing a military grade combat suit.

This is limited to 10 screened participants.
Email: dana@empoweredbydana to request this add-on at a rate of $60 per person

June 24, 2023 from 2:00 - 3:30 pm

Sign up: in-person workshop

Cost:  $99 per person | Email: for group rate of 5 or more

Location:  Bas Rutten's Elite MMA Gym on 880 X Hampshire Road, Westlake Village, CA.


Sign up:  virtual workshop

One low price for everyone of only $37!!

Your entire family, friends, neighbors can join online from anywhere - this is too good to pass up!

High Gear Add-on:

Immediately after the 90 minute in person workshop, utilize your skills in scenario training with an opponent wearing a military grade combat suit. 

This is limited to 10 screened participants. 

Email: dana@empoweredbydana to request this add-on at a rate of $60 per person.

Additional Services offered by EmpowereD by Dana


  • Individual functional training programs help you improve your unique body. Dana can help you improve your hobby, your sport, or everyday life. She can help you gain muscle, decrease pain, or simply feel stronger. She's there to guide you through ideal form while holding you accountable. 
  • There are fun, small group options available as well.


  • Health begins with what goes into your body. There is an overwhelming amount of information out there, let Dana help you simplify how to eat for your goals. When you are fueling with nutritious foods, your energy, sleep, and mood dramatically improve.

Dana's story

When I traveled to South Africa in 2010, while in Johannesburg, we were told to be cautious as it was a dangerous city. I walked around scared, not knowing what I would do if I were attacked. It was not a comforting feeling. Fast forward to my recent trip to Egypt in October of 2021 where I walked around feeling completely differently. I was much more aware of my surroundings. I took note of exit strategies inside buildings should I need them. Most importantly, I KNEW that  if I were forced to meet violence with self defense, that I would use my bony weapons (think, elbows) against an attackers soft targets (think, jaw/temple.) Whether you plan on traveling alone or not, this world is more unpredictable today than ever. The staggering statistics of increasing incidence of violence since the start of the pandemic are horrifying. Some call centers have reported five times the amount of incidents since 2020. Things happen. Even in safe cities. Have a game plan. Be aware. Learn some fundamentals.

Let me help you.

More about Dana

Dana is a veterinarian turned trainer in the fields of self defense, mixed martial arts, strength training, and nutrition. Oh, and snowboarding at Mammoth Mountain. After experiencing firsthand how self defense instruction allowed her to travel the world more freely and walk with less fear, she made it her goal to aid others with the confidence of protecting themselves and their loved ones. Her goal is to empower people in all aspects of self protection: of mind, body, and energy. She encourages everyone to share the knowledge she gives. Likewise, she remains a continual student herself. She thrives off of learning from as many other self defense disciplines as possible on a regular basis. Krav Maga (an Israeli army self defense system), Coach Tony Blauer (founder of SPEAR system and self defense instructor for over four decades) and Sheepdog Response system (self defense fighting combined with weapons instruction) are a few courses that she routinely studies and uses to evolve her seminars. Her combination of high energy instruction and relatable stories will keep you engaged while you gather and practice valuable skills.

Dana holds multiple discipline based self defense seminars at Bas Rutten's Elite MMA gym in Westlake Village, CA approximately every 8 weeks. These are geared toward all ages and all levels at a cost of only $99 per person. No prior experience necessary however if you do have experience, this is a great time to refine your skills and learn more information in a safe, fun environment. Tune into her FB page Empowered by Dana or IG @empoweredbydana for upcoming seminars.

Additionally, Dana holds private group, partner or individual instruction.

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