During the course the girls will be taught basic physical and verbal techniques, reinforce assertion and boundary setting skills, and appropriate information about issues of abuse for girls.
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This fun course is designed for girls aged 10 - 13 years of age to teach physical and verbal techniques, boundary setting, and how to assert oneself. The instructor will also share information to strengthen the girls' knowledge of issues of abuse for girls. Read below for details of content.
During the course the girls will also have discussions around:
Julie is an instructor with Kia Haumaru, a nationwide network of trained and accredited teachers of Empowerment Self Defence. Formerly known as the Women’s Self Defence Network – Wāhine Toa has been providing personal safety education to women, girls and members of the LGBTQIA+ community in Aotearoa for over 30 years. Their work is informed by mana wāhine and feminist understandings of both the causes and solutions to the problem of violence in Aotearoa.
Your lunch and water bottle. A pen for note-taking. Wear comfortable clothing.
From some of our young students in April 2023:
"It was really fun and it was good how Julie used examples and how we got an outside break. Its great there are organisations to teach self defence to girls, and it was an amazing experience."
"It was really fun and it is awesome that you are teaching girls how to take care of them selfs. I would like to thank Julie."
"Courses like these are helpful in any type of situation you need to defend yourself, and the course has boosted our self-esteem."