Resources

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ESD Classes

If you are interested in finding a class in your area please contact us. Someone from our team will be happy to help you.

HOW TO CHOOSE AN EMPOWERMENT BASED SELF-DEFENSE CLASS

 

An empowerment-based self-defense class teaches skills in awareness, assertiveness, verbal confrontation skills, safety strategies, and physical techniques. These tools can help a person prevent, resist, escape, survive and heal from assault, abuse or harassment.

 

An Empowerment-based Self-Defense (ESD) course provides training not only physical techniques like blocking and strikes but also psychological awareness and verbal skills. Practicing a wide range of skills builds personal confidence and competence, which transfer into daily life.

 

 

Choosing a Class, Program or Instructor

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Research

Charlene Y Senn

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Over more than 10 years, I developed and evaluated a sexual assault resistance education program (EAAA) for first year University women.

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NMNW has six published papers in major scientific journals in collaboration with leading researchers at Stanford University and Johns Hopkins University.

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Jocelyn A. Hollander 

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Jocelyn Hollander is a professor of sociology at the University of Oregon. Her research focuses on gender and interaction, including the social construction of gender, accountability, resistance, language and talk, and gendered violence. 

Knowledge and Know-How: The Role of Self-Defense in The Prevention of Violence Against Women

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This study concludes that there is a growing evidence base that feminist self-defense can be effective in preventing violence.

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Video Resources

Eductional

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The 5 - Principles of Self-Defense handout is now available in:
English
Spanish
Japanese
Portuguese
Albanian
Italian
French
Russian
Greek