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Methodology

The ESD Global Curriculum is based in 7 educational principles: 

  1. Options to identify, interrupt, respond to and heal from violence through games, activities, and discussions. 

  2. Ensure that self-defense tools are evidence and researched based. 

  3. Empower individuals rather than using fear as a motivation. 

  4. Help individuals understand that they have permission to defend themselves if they choose to.  

  5. Understand that the framework of systemic oppression, power, and privilege’s effect on access to self-defense. 

  6. Individuals’ adaptive strategies help them to survive past violence, and training tools enable them to make different choices in responding.  

  7. Classes are taught through a trauma-informed lens.  

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Knowledge Outcomes

At the end of a training, participants will have the following:  

  1. How to recognize and respond to abuse, coercion, and boundary violations 

  2. Core understanding of Empowerment Self-Defense methodology 

The ability to teach easy to learn ESD that includes:  

  1. Physical self-protection from violence  

  2. Personal advocacy and communication 

  3. Ability to create and teach Co-Ed ESD classes for children (5-7 and 8-10), pre-teen (11-13), young adults 14-16 y/o, and 17+. 

  4. Class management including understanding trauma, managing safety, and respect. 

  5. Lead activities to help recognize and respond to abuse, coercion, and boundary violations. 

  6. Teach individuals easy-to-learn verbal and physical protection tools for navigating violence. 

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ESD Global is a US-based nonprofit organization (NGO) that envisions a world where people can live safe, violence-free lives.  ESD Global is dedicated to making Empowerment Self-Defense (ESD) accessible around the world through increasing public awareness of its profound benefits.

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