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Street Safety for Women in High Stress Environments

Street Safety for Women in High Stress Environments

Asphalt Anthropology provides a holistic approach to personal safety. Through one-of-a-kind sessions designed specifically for the urban dweller, students develop the skills to discern red flags, true danger and how to respond when seconds count. As a result, students report decreased fear and increased joy as they boldly navigate their world.

All sessions are customized to meet the students needs. 

All sessions are held in person in Los Angeles, CA, USA.

Group classes and online learning are no longer available.

Asphalt Anthropology is not self-defense, but rather a whole new way of moving through the world. Learn more by reading our Manifesto.

A student and observer of violence dynamics, Beverly Baker began her education as a girl with wanderlust undeterred by tales of the boogeyman. She has dodged peril and outwitted threats on the streets of major American cities, Europe, the former Eastern Bloc and Southern Africa. 
She has developed and taught personal safety courses for LAPD's Community Police Academy, corporations, LA's Skid Row, women’s shelters, colleges/universities, public school districts and the general public for 20 years.
She holds a 2nd dan black belt in Cha Yon Ryu martial arts, and over the past 30 years has studied various martial arts including traditional Asian arts, Krav Maga and boxing. She currently trains in judo.
Beverly is a volunteer escort at a healthcare clinic where she observes and physically manages the principles of conflict on the front lines where politics and religion collide. 
She holds a BA in Sociology from the University of Texas at Austin and an MBA with a focus in digital media management. 

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Individual students interested in private training must apply here

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