AAF offers a free Virtual Physical Self-Defense Workshop

by PDM STAFF

| Photo by Matthew Sutherland via Flickr/Creative Commons (Photo not a representation of CAE class)

NEW YORK — The Asian American Foundation (AAF), in response to the persistent anti-Asian hate attacks, has partnered with the Center for Anti-Violence Education to offer a free Virtual Physical Self-Defense Workshop in English and various Asian languages to equip Asian New Yorkers with strategies to keep themselves safe in the streets. Participants will learn practical ways to respond to physical threats or attacks through interactive exercises and drills to improve their muscle memory.

This session will include:

Managing distance using footwork (especially in limited spaces)
Learning fundamental blocks and strikes to get away safely
Doing interactive drills on cue
Using everyday objects as weapons/shields
Deep breathing exercises to keep yourself grounded

| Contributed Illustration

The AAF encourages everyone to join on Thursday, May 27, at 5:30-7 PM EST for an INTRO self-defense session conducted in English.

To ensure the safety of all participants, we require that you turn on your camera to participate. If this poses a barrier to participating, please email selfdefense@caeny.org.

Spots are limited, so registration is required. To register, go to http://bit.ly/DefenseENG

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