LGBTQ+ Self Defense & Empowerment Training

  • Sat, Jan 21, 2023 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Wunderbar

    201 South West Street
    Syracuse, New York 13202
Ticket Price $10.00 This event is not available

In the face of rising violence against the LGBTQ+ community nationwide, Wunderbar and CNY Pride are partnering to bring the CNY community with "Self-Defense & Empowerment Training" for LGBTQ+ people

LGBTQ+ Self Defense & Empowerment Training
at Wunderbar, 201 S. West Street, Syracuse NY 13202

by Sharif Anael-Bey
Saturday January 21, 4pm – 7pm
3 hour workshop where participants are led through:
               • Situational Awareness
               • Shelter-In-Place Training
               • Psychological Training

$10 fee for workshop
• No one turned away for lack of funds. If you would like a free spot, please email
• If you would like to purchase a spot for someone else, please email

Further Training by Sharif Anael-Bey
This workshop will act as an introduction to a 6-week further training "Basic Hand to Hand Combat", which participants can opt to register for after the workshop. 

Objectives: Escape and Threat Neutralization 
Components: Barehand Defensives, Improvised Weapons, Restraint/Counter-Restraint 

Further Training will take place on Thursdays from 5:30pm - 7pm on January 26, February 2, February 9, February 16, February 23, and March 2. 

All/any ranges of physical ability may attend the workshop and further training. Everything taught is easily adjusted to specific needs, including but not limited to wheelchair-bound, arthritis, joint replacements, asthma, etc. 


Date & Time

Sat, Jan 21, 2023 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Venue Details


201 South West Street
Syracuse, New York 13202 Wunderbar
Wunderbar Syr LLC

Wunderbar is a queer bar and theatre in the heart of downtown Syracuse, New York. We aim to support the visibility and positivity of LGBTQ+ individuals as well as support the sustainability and development of local artists. 

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