phone (508) 361-0432




Makoto-Do offers Self Defense Programs for both Women and Children, mothers and daughters as well as classes for College Students.

Classes are offered on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month, from 4:00 - 5:00, at the Medway, MA Senior Center Building (rear door entrance). Fee is $20 per person.          Please call Jeanne at 508-361-0432 to register.

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  Self Defense Programs for Women & Teens

All of our Women's Self Defense programs are taught by head instructor and 4th Dan Black Belt, Jeanne M. Donnelly, with Erica Daloia, 2nd Dan Black Belt. Our classes are designed to teach practical and effective Self Defense, in a non-intimidating environment.

Self Defense Classes for Women and Teens                 All levels welcome. No experience necessary.                 Call Jeanne at 508-361-0432  to register or ask questions.

Our Self Defense classes include training in:

Safety and Awareness

Distance and Stance

Grab Releases

Blocks and Strikes

Weapon Defense

Falling and Defense from the Ground

Internet Safety / Identity Theft

College Safety

For more in depth self defense training it is recommended that women join our women's martial art program. 

* See news for upcoming self-defense classes or call (508) 361-0432    to schedule one.

Self Defense Programs for Children

All parents want their children to be safe.  We always hope that they will never have to physically defend themselves. If a situation occurs where they have no choice but to defend themselves, we want them to be able to defend themselves successfully.

Makoto-Do offers Self Defense classes for children by request from various organizations. We have taught classes for girl scouts and brownie troupes, martial art programs and schools. 

The classes are designed to teach children about safety   and self defense techniques to help them avoid or remove themselves from a dangerous situation.

The ultimate goal of self defense training is to teach awareness, safety rules, and  confidence that allow participants to avoid being in a situation where physical defense is necessary.  However, given that there are inevitably times where a situation does require physical defense, children are taught basic physical self defense skills to help remove them from a dangerous situation.

Your children can feel more confident and be better prepared through basic self-defense training.

* See news for upcoming self-defense classes or call (508) 361-0432     to schedule one.






Student Comments:

"This course was very well prepared and the instructor was very knowledgeable”

"I've been looking for a class like this for a long time - very satisfied.

“Class went very quickly! I learned a lot in a short amount of time. Very well done”

"Very valuable information.     Thank You. It was great to see   our daughters demonstrate the defensive and offensive moves.   It makes me realize that we really need to take another class to reinforce what you taught us today"

  Girls Safety and Self Defense Classes offered by Makoto-Do in Natick, MA               


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