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Cocktails and Karate: Practical Self-Defense for Elegant Ladies and Dapper Gents

  • City Club of Buckhead Group Fitness Room 3343 Peachtree Rd Atlanta, GA, 30326 United States (map)

Have you ever been out drinking with friends and colleagues and wondered how you would defend your inebriated self against a posse of ninjas or a horde of zombies?

Have you ever considered that it might be useful to know how to protect yourself using normal household objects like a pencil or a beer bottle?

Do you just want to learn basic self-defense tactics that will help you live a happier, healthier, and safer life?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, this class is for you!

In this 1.5 hour session, you'll learn a range of self-defense techniques, including: awareness, physical assault deterrence, and setting verbal boundaries. You'll discover ways to take care of yourself in public, private, professional, and social settings. This course is designed for all heights, weights, genders, and levels of experience.

Our instructor, MJ Schindler, is a certified Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do. She has over 20 years of training experience and is an active member in JCI Atlanta.


  • Free for JCI members
  • Non-members make a $5 charitable donation by check or card at the door. All proceeds will be donated to a non-profit chosen by JCI members


  • The City Club of Parking will validate your parking in the garage

Recommended Attire:

  • Comfortable clothing you can exercise in and casual shoes (workout gear is best)

Optional Social RSVP: