Womxn

MONDAY: 20.00 – 21.00 at the SNDO (Jodenbreestraat 3, Amsterdam)

WEDNESDAY: 19.00 – 20.00 at the OT301 (Overtoom 301, Amsterdam)

Self defence course

During the course 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.

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 course there will be the space to cover topics such as prevention, awareness of the surroundings and budo: in Japanese martial arts, the final technique is to stop the fighting before starting it.

Learning to defend oneself builds confidence, energizes and can make feel good. If you feel any discomfort during the seminar you can retreat, decide to voice your concerns or even leave if necessary. We will try to provide as much support as possible should any discomfort emerge.

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. We are aware that not everyone is familiar with this term and hereby include an article which gives some light context to it:

https://www.dailydot.com/irl/womyn/

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