Sat, Feb 04|
G. Washington Univ.: Rome Hall Room 351
Nonviolent self defense is a path to protecting oneself without seeking to harm the individual with which you are interacting. It focuses on the reduction of hostility, re-humanization of parties, redirection of movement and seeking to disengage. This workshop will be largely experiential.
Time & Location
Feb 04, 2023, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
G. Washington Univ.: Rome Hall Room 351, 801 22nd St NW, Washington, DC 20052
About the Event
Nonviolent self defense is a path to protecting oneself without seeking to harm the individual with which you are interacting. This school of thought revolves around the reduction of hostility, re-humanization of parties, redirection of movement and seeking to disengage. This workshop will be largely experiential and learning-by-doing. The skills learned can be implemented in a number of hostile situations, and open a number of paths to protecting oneself and others nonviolently. Objectives: 1) Acquiring skills of basic nonviolent self defense 2) An increased awareness of the possible paths one can take towards re-humanizing and deescalating 3) Acquiring skills through role-playing and partner practice Payment: We ask for $45-$100 to support our work and help us better serve the community. No one will be turned away for lack of payment and we welcome you either way. Donations can be made here after you register: https://www.dcpeaceteam.org/donate; or checks can be written out to DC Peace Team and mailed to Eli McCarthy, 7305 Baylor Ave. College Park, MD 20740. Other strategies for contributing to the sustainability of these offerings include: * liking our Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/DcPeaceTeam/), * following us on Instagram and Twitter (@DCPeaceTeam), * and sharing this registration form with your networks via other channels such as email. For questions contact Kai: firstname.lastname@example.org. Facilitators: Kai Tomalin (he/they) is a professional martial artist with over 15 years of experience across styles. He has studied concepts of nonviolence and martial arts technique all over the world. As a dedicated practitioner of nonviolence and a scholar of martial arts theory and practice, Kai has worked alongside masters of numerous styles to develop a unique form of nonviolent self defense that combines technique and philosophy from a number of schools of East Asian martial arts and philosophy. His system of nonviolent self defense has served as the basis for a number of reforms and has been taught across all ages and skill levels. Throughout his career, he has served on an international panel of peace scholars, written many martial arts curriculums, and taught a number of classes.