This workshop is being repeated by request, and because the last two sold out!
WHO- This workshop is for preteen and teenage daughters (from age 7 up), and their Mums of all ages.
LEARN- You will learn and practice; boundary setting, situational awareness, psychological self defence strategies, how to get out of basic grabs and attacks, simple to deliver physical attacks for women's bodies, how to use you voice loudly, safety tips for everyday life, using the language of consent and assertive communication, how to listen to your inner voice, confidence and self esteem building tecnhiques as well as ways to be your own hero!
WEAR comfortable loose fitting clothing. Arrive 15 minutes early to fill in a workshop consent form.
TICKET- a single $50 ticket pays for Mum and daughter to come to the workshop (two people)
TAUGHT BY- This workshop is taught by Nissa, a martial arts enthusiast with 10 + years experience teaching self defence worshops to women and other groups based on lessons from the martial arts and anti-violence education.
There is a lot of fear and anger around at the moment following the recent sexual assaults in Newcastle and Melbourne. This workshop offers a great chance to talk with your daughters about safety, consent and looking after ourselves, as well as practice some no-nonsense self defence. This workshop will be playful and interactive and build on our existing strengths. This workshop is for both Mums and their daughters (everyone will participate and we will do some partner exercises). No explicit sexual scenario's will be referred to. The aim is to make us more aware, alert and empowered, not scared.
Please note; it is not the total responsability of women to keep ourselves safe. This workshop is offered alongside a wider campaign to interrupt sexual violence in society in collaboration with men.
Note: if Mum can't come, come with a responsible female adult (over 18).
A note on statistics; yes, boys and men are sexually assaulted too. There is opportunity to run other workshops and anti-violence campaigns at later stages for other groups.
This image is from the first sold out Mums and Daughters Self Defence workshop taught in June that was picked up by ABC news. You can listen to the radio interview on the workshop here (1:21- 1:28 mins) http://www.abc.net.au/radio/newcastle/programs/mornings/mornings/9909222
, and read the ABC story on the workshop here https://www.facebook.com/1233newcastle/posts/10156341219432591
See you there!