Free Women’s Self-Defense Workshop


Professor Nick Chamberlain-10th degree black belt and founder/owner of 35-year-old Dallas based Chamberlain Studios of Self Defense.


The bi-annual free women’s self-defense workshop led by Professor Nick Chamberlain. Participants will learn techniques to avoid dangerous situations, fend off potential assailants and general self-defense methods and mentalities. Within the workshop attendees can ‘Break a Board for a Buck’ where they are taught how to break a wooden plank with their bare hand; each ‘buck’ benefits a local women’s shelter. And a Dallas Police Department representative will be present with safety tips and a Q&A session for all.

A simultaneous free kid’s stranger danger workshop (ages 4+) led by trained professionals is offered on the 2nd floor gym of the Lakewood dojo which includes martial arts exercises, engaging games and ‘stranger danger’ lessons. A Dallas Police Department representative will be present with safety tips and a Q&A for all.

Attendees are not required but encouraged to wear comfortable/fitness attire and to bring a donation of cash or everyday household items to benefit a local women’s shelter. Those interested in participating can call 214.351.5367 or email for more information.


Saturday March 28th, 2020; 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm at the Lakewood Dojo


Chamberlain Studios wants to expand the way the public thinks about violence prevention, help tackle common fears and empower the community. Participants will leave with greater awareness, assertiveness, verbal confrontation skills, safety strategies and physical techniques to help prevent, escape, resist and survive violent assaults.


Fox 4 News

An interview with Professor Nick Chamberlain about the workshop.

D Magazine

Quote: “Loved: Everything. This is a safe environment for learning self-defense. I had a great time and got a pretty good workout. And, oh   yeah, leaving the studio feeling super empowered wasn’t all that bad either.”   -D Magazine

WFAA/ABC Good Morning Texas

Quote: “This [self-defense] is something that we all need to address. You’re going to be showing us ways to stay more safe out in the public and with stranger danger.”  -WFAA/ABC

Fox 4/KDFW Good Day

Quote: “The 4 moves you need to know to fight off an attacker.” -Fox 4 Good Day


Quote: “Professor Nick Chamberlain is a black belt, 10th degree black belt that is, that’s extreme-you’re way up there.” – ABC/WFAA Daybreak


Quote: “Those [techniques] are awesome and incredibly helpful” -CW Reporter Hilary Kennedy

CBS – Today with Kandace 

Quote: “Chamberlain Studios of Self Defense in Dallas is working to help protect women by offering free self-defense workshops that teach women techniques to avoid dangerous situation and fend off assailants.” -CBS, Today with Kandace show


Media Contact

Kellyn Laurinski / Genevieve Petersen