Aksie: Female Defense
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“Sometimes I’m afraid to go out”
This is a phrase that our team hears every class from women that are afraid for their safety and scared to go out at night or around unfamiliar places.
Our Female Self-Defense program came up after one of our friends was attacked on the streets. We realized that if she knew simple martial art techniques, she could have avoided the risk or defended herself in such situation. So we started sketching some tips and ended up developing a complete cycle of self-defense lessons for violence prevention and self-defense, in which we focus on the psychological preparation, as well as physical and emotional abilities to prevent any aggression.
Our training includes the following topics:
Security strategies on the streets
Techniques against any retention grip
Defensive discouragement of an aggressor
Escape from floor struggling
Disarm and submit of an aggressor
We already reached more than 150 women with extraordinary outcomes, and we are looking to expand our reach even more. That’s why we need you!
The money will be destined to buy all necessary elements to improve our lessons and to start advanced trainings, being a long –term investment for us, since our goal is to reach more than 400 women this year. These elements include:
Floor Tiles (Tatami)
Uniforms for the team
After meeting this first mid-ambition we are going to invest directly on women sponsorship. For every 500ARS (33USD) collected, one woman will participate in the lesson cycle for free.
Thanks to your donations, we are fighting directly against insecurity and violence, helping those who need it most.
These cycles will start in May, and will be delivered in public spaces or using the locations of our benefactors and allied organizations. This places may be parks, Community Spaces, NGO spaces or any space lend by the other institutions that support us. The lessons are held on Saturdays and with your support we will be able to start our program on business days, opening the possibility to reach out to a larger audience.
Your contribution could save lives!