What images or concepts come to mind when you think of self-defense? Perhaps Mixed Martial Arts? Kicking and punching? Do you associate it with a particular experience? Or perhaps it conjures feelings of fear, empowerment or apprehension? For many of us, self-defense is not a part of everyday life, and is a concept or experience that can be shrouded in misconceptions.
BALANCE is excited to partner with self-defense instructor and violence prevention specialist Alexis Fabricius in a 5-part course that will aim to shed light on the many misconceptions we may hold (and not even know it!). This course will cover some of the basics of self-defense, but will include additional skills like verbal de-escalation and practicing evaluative techniques in threatening scenarios, while also exploring topics such as violence against the blind and partially sighted, challenging vulnerability and responding to disablism/ableism.
This course will encourage honest discussions about personal safety and violence, in a safe space that is inclusive and open to all. It will take place virtually over Zoom, and you can participate over the phone or online.
This workshop runs via Zoom web conference every Wednesday (ending July 7) from 7 to 8 p.m. Eastern Time.
Registration required. To register for this program, please RSVP through Zoom using this registration link or call BALANCE at 416-236-1796 ext. 0.
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