Jada Mosquito finds self confidence in martial arts defence after near-abduction
By Penny Smoke, CBC News, Nov 24, 2017
A Regina grandmother is giving credit to the North Central Community Association for offering a different kind of class — a self-defence class aimed at children between the ages of eight and 12. Read the rest of this entry
by The Decolonizer, September 1, 2017
An autonomous zone or “liberated” zone is an area or sphere of influence where the people can successfully govern themselves and can defend themselves against an oppressor’s military forces. Read the rest of this entry
A couple of articles on defence against dog attacks, applicable to not only people engaged in protest and resistance actions but also those living in areas where stray and/or feral dogs may present a real threat (i.e., remote towns and villages, including reservations).
How to Handle a Dog Attack
Imagine that you’re enjoying a run in the park or a bike ride through the neighborhood when, suddenly, an unfamiliar dog runs up to you, snarls, and primes himself to lunge. What should you do? There’s a right way and a wrong way to handle a dog attack. Keep yourself safe by staying calm and taking some measures to diffuse the situation. Read the rest of this entry
Female university students who completed 12 hours of training on resisting sexual assaults experienced far fewer rapes and attempted rapes, according to a new Canadian study.
The study involved 893 female Canadian students who were either given the training — known as the Enhanced Assess Acknowledge Act Sexual Assault Resistance Program (EAAA) — or formed a control group where they were asked to read brochures.
One year later, those who took the EAAA had experienced 46 per cent fewer completed rapes (5.2 per cent versus 9.8 per cent) and 63 per cent fewer attempted rapes (3.4 per cent versus 9.3 per cent) than the control group.
CBC News, Jan 16, 2015
Shana Pasapa, a single mother of two, has become a top-ranked martial arts fighter in Saskatchewan with determination and hard work.
Pasapa has won multiple medals competing in Jiu-Jitsu and frequently wins at major tournaments of the sport.
Jiu-Jitsu began as a recreational interest for Pasapa a few years ago. Despite a busy schedule working at a warehouse during the day and taking care of two young boys, Pasapa has found enough time to train and excel in the sport. Read the rest of this entry