ESD – EMPOWERED SELF-DEFENSE
A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO PERSONAL SAFETY – THE POWER TO CHOOSE HOW TO RESPOND
EVERY MOMENT PRESENTS A NEW OPPORTUNITY TO CHOOSE WHO YOU WANT TO BE AND WHAT YOU WANT TO DO ABOUT IT
gives us the power to choose how to respond to different situations, without judgment or victim-blaming. It empowers us to be in command of our minds, body, and spirit. It teaches us that we are allowed to live our lives boldly and freely without fear.
a holistic approach to personal safety which teaches tools to combat the whole spectrum of violence, from verbal harassment to physical violence
WE ACQUIRE A PARTICULAR QUALITY THROUGH PRACTICE, ONE STEP AT A TIME.
Come wanting to learn how to defend yourself, though you will leave feeling empowered throughout your entire life!
Utilizing the strength of your voice and having the opportunity to set boundaries is something we are often taught not to do.
ESD training will undoubtedly lead you to discover the power that you have inside.
Learn to hit, yes, but more importantly learn the power of your voice and how to set boundaries and feel great about it!
These workshops provide the opportunity to set boundaries, strengthen your voice, learn hitting techniques, escape techniques, the truth about threats, the importance of telling and who to tell, plus much more, all in a safe and supported environment.
Studies show empowerment self defense training is proven to reduce violence. Women trained in ESD experience fewer and less severe completed assaults and fewer attempted assaults overall (Hollander 2014).
Empowerment self-defense increases self-confidence and self-efficacy, perceived control, assertiveness, physical competence, and disclosure. It also decreases anxiety, fear, feelings of helplessness, and perhaps more importantly, self-blame (Breklin 2008 and Hollander 2014).
Girls exposed to an empowerment self-defense program implemented by No Means No reported significant increases over time in efficacy to resist a sexual assault and knowledge of effective resistance strategies.
Research of 451 women on three college campuses in Canada published in the New England Journal of Medicine found a 50% reduction in unwanted sexual contact, sexual coercion, attempted rape, and completed rape (Senn 2015).
A cluster-randomized controlled trial studied the effect of a standardized ESD program on sexual violence outcomes among primary and secondary school girls in three districts of Malawi. Results support the effectiveness of the intervention to reduce sexual violence victimization and approach the elimination of violence against women and girls (No Means No Worldwide 2018).
NO ONE CAN LISTEN TO YOUR BODY FOR YOU … TO GROW AND HEAL, YOU HAVE TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR LISTENING TO IT YOURSELF.
PRIVATE INSTRUCTION is one of the best ways to begin, return to, or advance your practices. Working on specific goals, injuries, and needs, we create and ideal setting for addressing your personal discipline.
GROUP COMPANY CLASSES are a great way to improve morale, increase productivity, and reduce stress. Improve memory, focus, productivity, and decision-making skills and increase energy and decrease fatigue. All of this goes to lowering the costs of stress-related illnesses and absenteeism.