Starfish Women’s Self-Defense Update
Our trainer Margarita created a safe and comfortable space during the February class. The techniques she showed and taught, were very basic and clear, understandable for everyone, and easy to explain by the three translators into Farsi, French and Arabic. Doing the exercises together taught the women that we are much stronger than we thought.
We noticed during our February courses that women need safe women-only spaces in order to feel relaxed, to laugh. And laugh they did. Everybody left the place with a huge smile, hugging each other, taking pictures together on their mobile phones, and thanking us over and over again for offering this course.
We plan to proceed with these classes, especially now that we understand the importance of them. It would be great to offer them on a weekly basis, but unless we have local female trainers, this has a high cost. We will organise a training week for female trainers in May of this year, so that we will have our own instructors in the future.