Empowering Self-Defense Training

@article{Thompson2014EmpoweringST,
  title={Empowering Self-Defense Training},
  author={Martha Thompson},
  journal={Violence Against Women},
  year={2014},
  volume={20},
  pages={351 - 359}
}
  • Martha Thompson
  • Published 1 March 2014
  • Engineering, Medicine
  • Violence Against Women
The purpose of self-defense training is to expand people’s options, yet it is often framed as a solely physical, and limiting, response to violence. I draw on my own experience as a self-defense instructor and that of others in the self-defense movement to argue that an empowerment approach to self-defense training contributes to the anti-violence movement in multiple ways: providing a pathway to increase women’s and girls’ safety and their potential for becoming powerful and effective social… Expand
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