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October 30 DSC: Self-Defense Workshop

The DSC’s Committee for Student Life and Services is sponsoring a self-defense workshop on Tuesday, October 30th from 6:15 pm to 7:45 pm in Room 5409. This workshop is free and open to all Graduate Center students.

Self-defense is everything we do to protect and take care of ourselves. Anyone can practice self-defense. You don’t have to be physically strong, fast or experienced. Self-defense includes strengthening your instincts, avoiding danger by getting away, fighting back using verbal and physical skills, understanding prevention and safety strategies, and finding support and healing after an attack. Being conscious of our general well-being is also a part of self-defense. Through self-defense, you can develop the confidence to decide what is best for you, and make choices based on your needs and safety.

You can register for the class here []. Due to the room capacity the workshop will be capped at 20 students and email confirmations will be sent out the week before to verify attendance.

The workshop will be taught by Sensei Irving Rodriguez of New York Bujutsukai [].  Please wear clothing you can move in as well as sneakers.