What is your ultimate vision of total empowerment?

Budo Mountain has created approachable, welcoming self defense and fitness courses appropriate for any woman age 15 and up, of any size, shape and experience level.  We also offer sliding scale pricing, from a $1 donation through the level of Sponsorship sponsors.

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MoveNesta and baby taking down Sean with Power

Move with Ease

Move with Confidence

Move to Your Next Level!

The purpose of this course is to help you build a toolbox for self-protection and inner confidence, while deepening your connection with the resources and support networks around you.  Whatever your goals, our instructors are committed to facilitate the transformation to your next level.

Are you selective about what you commit your time to?
Our Women’s Empowerment, Fitness and Self Defense Classes are worth it.  
We host workshops at our dojo through the year.  We also are available on a limited basis to teach at workshops and retreats offsite.  Learn More about Custom Courses Here.

Upcoming Courses

4 Week Empowerment Fitness and Self Defense Bootcamp: Mondays, March 4th – 25th, 6:15 – 7:30 pm.  Up your fitness game this spring, get some awesome self defense skills, and get ready to take on any challenge that dares to cross your path!  Our participants come out of this program with a renewed sense of confidence in mind and body.  Space Limited.  Course Currently Full – Contact Us to Reserve a Spot on the Waitlist.

4 Week Empowerment Fitness and Self Defense Bootcamp: Mondays, September 9th – 30th, 6:15 – 7:30 pm.  Up your fitness game this fall, get some awesome self defense skills, and get ready to take on any challenge that dares to cross your path!  Our participants come out of this program with a renewed sense of confidence in mind and body.  Space Limited.  REGISTRATION OPENS JULY 1st.  Mark your calendars so you don’t miss a spot!


Nothing in the Way!:  We’re providing CHILDCARE BY DONATION for kids ages 2 and up.  Please contact us here by 3 days before the event to let us know the age of your child and reserve their space.   Call 828-280-0624 to get details of what activities the kids will be doing.

Your Choice: Our women’s classes are offered on a sliding scale.


MEET YOUR INSTRUCTORS

Nesta Kennedy

Sean Kennedy


Community Resources for Women

History of our Women’s Program