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Aikido Self Defense 101 - Blessons Women Empowerment Workshop

FREE Women Empowerment Workshop Description:

There are many studies annually showing alarming numbers of women that are victims of violence that include domestic (intimate partner violence or battering), sexual and murder. You may personally know a woman who has been a victim or been a victim yourself!

Blessons, in conjunction with Tenshinkan Dojo, is hosting an Aikido Workshop on Women’s Self Defense that will be taught by Susan Dutton, the Chief Instructor at Ai-Sei-Shin-Kan Dojo, Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Aims and Objectives of the Workshop:
*The power of No in our lives
*Situational awareness
*Using boundaries to determine intent
*Conditions necessary for assault
*Assaulter strategy
*Countering grabs, bear hugs, chokes
*Embodying power

What to bring /wear: Participants should wear sports bra, long-sleeved tee shirt, and workout pants or capris.

Length / duration of the workshop: The duration of the workshop is three (3) hours, but you are welcome to attend the first hour and a half that will cover the basics. The second half of the workshop will provide more in-depth information.

Space is limited to 30 attendees. The Workshop is FREE, the suggested donation is $15 to Blessons and we greatly appreciate your generousity! Must RSVP through the link provided to attend.

Susan Dutton is a sociologist, emotional intelligence coach, aikido practitioner and instructor, theater lighting designer, foodie, and puzzle enthusiast. She lives and works in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Any questions, please contact: Marlise Fein at

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Blessons provides free mentorship and educational/wellness workshops for all women, including scholarships to disadvantaged, low-income women who are 25 years or older and who have had their higher education put on hold due to experiencing challenging life lessons including; cancer, mental illness, physical or emotional abuse, or who are first-generation immigrants.