We hope you'll join us for our upcoming public Empowerment Self-Defense class for women and girls 12+, where you'll gain skills in awareness, assertiveness and physical techniques. POV's Empowerment Self-Defense model started as and continues to be a collaborative effort, created and designed by women for women. This class is being offered in Spanish.
Don't forget to share, and bring a friend with you!The class has a suggested donation of $50, but no one is turned away for lack of funds.
ABOUT POV'S EMPOWERMENT SELF-DEFENSE
This women teaching women model is based on empowerment, resiliency, trauma-informed care, and survivor sensitivity.
We begin our self-defense training by teaching awareness of information about sexual assault and battering. In addition, we should be aware of our environment--paying attention to our surroundings at all times--and of our feelings and instincts, which tell us a great deal about a situation.
The next step is assertiveness. Many potentially dangerous situations can be stopped by being assertive, and this is a good skill to develop for taking care of ourselves in everyday life.
Finally comes the learning of physical techniques - fighting skills - to protect oneself. The task is to disable the assailant in order to get away. The techniques we teach are very simple and effective based on striking the vulnerable target areas on an attacker's body. Practice and complete determination are what make them work.