Healing and Hitting: Martial Arts and Violence

Black Belt test 2011 (Photo/Stephen Nowak)

“For most people outside of the martial/fighting arts, the idea of fighting arts as a foundation for anti-violence work does not make sense; they find this connection challenging.”

Martial Arts Training as a Survivor of Violence

“Coming from a place where my body was used against me through violence, controlling my own body and using it to free myself is empowering.”

Martial arts and self defense teacher. Poet.

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