Week Six: Self-Defense workshop with Jelani

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On August 8th 2011 a few members from the Voices Heard group along with members from other Groundswell groups stayed after work for a self-defense workshop. The person teaching the workshop was Jelani Wilson from New York Jiu Jitsu. He demonstrated how to get out of different methods that are commonly used by an attacker or abuser. The methods of self-defense that he taught were the wrist escape, defensive stance, front-snapping kick, vertical fist strike, upward knee strike, how to get out of a hair pull from front and back, and rear high elbow strike. This workshop was useful because if we ever come across a situation like this we’ll be prepared to defend ourselves from an attacker. –Michelle 15

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