Empowerment Self Defense

August 3, 2017 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Feminist Karate Union
1426 S Jackson St
Seattle, WA 98144
Joanne Factor

Teen girls are exploring on their own, and looking more to their peers for standards for boundaries and relationships.  They are out more, with their friends or by themselves.  They may be riding a bus solo, or going to Bumbershoot with a few buddies.  They (or their friends) are beginning to drive.  They are beginning to date.  They may have part-time or summer jobs.  They may be going through puberty, and their whole world of friends and boundaries and appropriate relationships is in free-fall.  Maybe you are dismayed to notice that your formerly confident girl seems to have become more withdrawn and self-conscious of her appearance and her peers opinions.

On top of that, you may be concerned about peer pressure and a cultural environment that romanticizes unhealthy relationship behavior and tends to denigrate girls abilities and sense of self.

They could use some skills to help augment the experience they are beginning to acquire.

In this class, your emerging teen girl will learn to recognize red flags that someone may mean harm, plan safe exits from iffy situations, practice physical moves (just in case), and learn to find supportive self-care.  All in age-appropriate language and concepts.

This class is sponsored by the Discover Your Power program of the WAVE Foundation