Self-Defense for Queers

Where there is preparation, there is no fear

Unfortunately, physical attacks based on sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression are on the rise. Therefore, it is necessary for LGBTIQ people to know how to effectively defend themselves and protect their physical integrity.

Verbal and physical techniques can be used to deter or repel attackers. Prevention is also important. It is possible to recognize potential threats at an early stage and avoid dangerous situations.

By participating in the «Self Defense for Queers» training, you will learn a simple and effective system to protect yourself from aggression and violence. If you like, you can let off steam on this day. However, the training is also suitable for people without sporting ambitions. The training provider Functional Fighting has many years of experience in training vulnerable people.

If you want to feel safer and have an exciting day, sign up for Self Defense for Queers.

09:00 – 12:00 
13:00 – 16:00

Please bring along:
Sportswear that may be tugged on
Clean indoor shoes (trianing barefoot or with socks also possible)
Drinks/Water bottle
Your own lunch

Key facts

Activity date
Friday, July 28, 2023, 9:00 to 16:00

Skill requirements

The training will be conducted in English

Registration mandatory until 21 July or until the activity is fully booked

79 Euro, no sports fee required

Maximum 30 people

Activity Information

Activity date

Friday, July 28

Max. participants

30 persons


Functional Fighting will be conducting this training

Gender categories

male-identified, female-identified, nonbinary

Your location for this activity

Turnhalle Bitzius
Bitziusstrasse 15
3006 Bern

Food & Beverage
Please bring your own lunch and water bottle. Tap water is of excellent quality. Supermarket Coop with take-away options is two bus stops away at bus stop «Schönburg» (line 10).

Good to know
The sports hall Bitzius is a modern sports complex with a double gym. It’s the home base of Bern’s BTV Berns floorball team and is our venue for the floorball tournament on Thursday, 27 July.

How to get there

Take bus line 10 «Ostermundigen Rüti» to the «Galgenfeld» stop. Travel time from Bern main station is approximately 9 minutes. The sports hall is a few minutes walk from the bus stop.

If staying at a hotel or registered Airbnb, you will receive a Bern Ticket for free access to public transport to all sports locations.

Your instructor

Your instructor

Functional Fighting provides a wide range of self-defense training and is based in Zurich.



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