When: Friday, April 11 at 11:00am – 2:00pm
Where: SEM II B1107 @ TESC (created by firstname.lastname@example.org)
What: This event is a part of RETHINKING PRISONS MONTH – APRIL 2014!
Kristian Williams (author, Our Enemies in Blue: contributing editor, Life During Wartime: Resisting Counterinsurgency) will briefly outline the principles of counterinsurgency warfare and illustrate how they have both shaped and been shaped by police operations in the United States. Public discussion to follow.
Sponsored by Abolish Cops and Prisons (ACAP).
Learn martial arts-based self defense that includes basic escapes, strikes, and exercises to increase awareness of your own body and your abilities to defend it. Each of us is capable of defending ourselves if necessary. Within a community of resistance, we should be comfortable with our bodies—feel safe in them–and be confident in our physical strength as much as possible.
This is a dangerous world. Being prepared for confrontation is different than creating it. It’s a question of preparation. In a casual, non-competitive space we should be able to help each other learn how to defend our bodies and be more comfortable with our physical abilities.
ABOUT GREGORY C. LEWIS
Sensei Gregory C. Lewis has been involved in the martial arts since 1978. His studies have included Boxing, Taekwondo, Wing Chun Kung-Fu, Muay Thai, Bare-Knuckle/Full-Contact Karate, and Brazilian Jujitsu.
In 2007, he began to spread his particular expression of real-world martial arts officially as “Sensei Gregory C. Lewis’ Modern Karate”. Since it is primarily a system of real-world self-defense, it is also known as “Shigaisen (‘street-fighting’) Karate”.
Sensei Lewis is also a certified wellness coach, group exercise instructor, radio show host, and human rights activist.