Self defence for Womxn Seminar
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We are organizing two self defence for womxn seminars and warmly invite you to take part. These seminars teach a variety
of very useful techniques that would help you defend yourself should you be attacked unexpectedly.
In the seminars you will learn some basic techniques that enable you to defend yourself against an unexpected attack in any situation. These techniques help in building self-confidence and are based on Ju-Jitsu, a Japanese martial art.
The techniques include knowing how to evade an attack, yielding to an attacker in order to gain control of and neutralize them, and releasing yourself from an attacker’s grasp.
In addition, during the seminar there will be the space to cover topics such as prevention, awareness of the surroundings, self defence in “uncomfortable situations” (e.g. defending yourself while wearing high heels and a skirt) and budo: in Japanese martial arts, the final technique is to stop the fighting before starting it.
A note on gender inclusivity
In the title of this invitation we use the word Womxn, which means that the workshop aims to be inclusive for the variety of gender self-identifications and expressions, and not exclusively for cisgender women.
Please note that we will work in mixity of people with different levels of sensitivity and knowledge around issues of gender
inclusivity. This also means we can’t guarantee this to be a completely safe space for trans and gender non-binary folk, but we hope that this contextualization will not make you not join. On the contrary we hope that this gives the signal to everyone to come sensitized to the fact that there should be no assumptions about each other’s gender identification and gender expression. Everyone should come with a sense of self-care, care for others and the care for the generous and open atmosphere during the course.