Self-Defense Workshop Winter 17
LocationsThese 3 hour self-defense workshops will focus on creating a space to allow participants to empower themselves by learning universally effective martial arts techniques. While each workshop will focus primarily on how to defend from attacks that are common in hate crimes, such as shoves, multiple strikes to the face, and scarf/turban grabbing, all participants hoping to learn self-defense techniques are welcome. Come dressed in your regular clothing, not loose fitting attire!
Maryam Aziz is an anti-hate crime and anti-islamophobia martial arts/self-defense instructor. She is a 2nd Degree Black Belt in Goju Ryu Karatedo certified under the New Jersey State Black Belt Association (NJBBA) run by Hanshi Anthony D. Lingo. She has been practicing martial arts for over 13 years. She was an assistant instructor 10 years for the NJBBA and the Columbia University Kon Do Goju Ryu Karate Club before becoming the chief self defense instructor for the Women's Initiative for Self-Empowerment (W.IS.E). She specializes in Anti-Hate Crime/Anti-Islamophobia and Self-Esteem and Mind/Soul Enhancement self defense seminars and teaches classes throughout the continental United States. She has been teaching Anti-Hate crime workshops since 2013. She is currently helping to develop a curriculum to help community organizations safely teach self-defense to communities affected by Islamophobia.
Co-sponsored by Rackham Graduate School, College of Literature, Science and the Arts, Student Life, Central Student Government and LSA Student Government.