Self-defense is everything we do to protect and take care of
Self-defense is using our verbal and physical skills to protect
and fight for ourselves. It is about trusting our instincts, understanding
prevention and safety strategies, and finding support
after an assault. Becoming conscious of our health and wellbeing
is also a part of self-defense.
Learning self-defense is doing what is best for you and making
choices based on your needs and safety.
Using games, roleplays, discussions, and physical exercises,
theses trainings teach preventative measures, avoidance techniques,
boundary setting, physical and verbal skills, and aftercare
Advanced Beginner Training
Advanced Intermediate Training
Advanced Training Part 1
Advanced Training Part 2
Specific Themes in Safety Awareness:
Defense against Weapons
Video: The workshop and the production of the video were made possible by the generous support
of the Third Wave Foundation's 9-11 Grant,
the fiscal sponsorship of Third World Newsreel, and
the enthusiasm and energy of the workshop organizers and participants.
The Ruckus 9-11 Workshops were a series of free self-defense workshops taught to the South Asian
women and youth communities to address safety concerns in an increasingly terrorist-obsessed and
xenophobic climate. They were taught and filmed in New York in 2003.