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So something floored me today…..started going to a local
CrossFit gym who partnered up with a local BJJ dojo. The BJJ folks are offering up some free classes and reduced membership fees to CrossFit folks so I asked my kids if they were interested in giving it a try and everyone (except for one, my striker 😜) said absolutely.
So this morning my youngest daughter (she’s 8 and the only female triplet) asked if I was going to stay and watch the class because she was afraid they would kick her out of class because she is a girl……..??😱

I have ZERO clue where this thought came from, she has experience with other similar situations in martial arts, gyms and sports and this has never ever been a concern or issue.

Just putting this here to see if anyone has experienced this in someone so young. Is the social programming really this deep and pervasive?

Feeling a bit perplexed.
Happy International Women's Day, wolf pack 🐺
Hey everyone, new member of this fantastic movement and I've been asked to share some of my videos ♥️💕
Badass can be joyful, too. If you have Netflix, check out the first episode of “We are the champions.”

These ladies amaze me.
Thank you Tammy! I love my hoodie. I took the photo with my new heavy bag to show solidarity with you and your heavy bag.

From strength to strength we rise.
We all start from a place of strength, find yours and rise! #500rising
Sweatshirt arrived! #strengthtostrength
Sweatshirt arrived! #strengthtostrength

Our mission is training female instructors in essential self-defense to support these women as they stand for change. SHOP https://www.etsy.com/shop/500Rising

Operating as usual

‎Born to Be a Badass: INTERVIEW: Practicing Situational Awareness with M.E. Heald on Apple Podcasts 10/13/2021

‎Born to Be a Badass: INTERVIEW: Practicing Situational Awareness with M.E. Heald on Apple Podcasts

Board member and 500 Law Enforcement Instructor Maggie Maggy Rae- interviewed by Born to Be a Badass (who is a licensed instructor too).

‎Born to Be a Badass: INTERVIEW: Practicing Situational Awareness with M.E. Heald on Apple Podcasts ‎Show Born to Be a Badass, Ep INTERVIEW: Practicing Situational Awareness with M.E. Heald - Oct 11, 2021

Timeline Photos 10/10/2021

Timeline Photos

Women's Self-Defense Summit 10/08/2021

Women's Self-Defense Summit

You are INVITED! This event is hosted by one of our newest endorsed colleagues, and has 3 500Rising instructors participating. Alongside some of the biggest names in self-defense, we are honored to support this event. If you buy a VIP pass, know that you are helping an important cause while you get asynchronous access tot all the presenters. Use this link!
https://bit.ly/womensselfdefensesummit-tammy

Women's Self-Defense Summit You're just one decision away from becoming more confident in your personal safety to live empowered and inspired! Learn from 19 experts and coaches in personal safety, conflict communication, trauma care, brain science, and more share their expertise about how you can become more confident in your....

09/27/2021

We all struggle, stumble, fall. We all have a moment when we violate our personal code. Strength looks like standing in the mess with honesty, humility, and doing our level best to put the defensiveness (because humans default to defensive) aside. The way forward is through- whether you can see the other shore yet- or not. If you f-:k up- own up. We can’t “fail up” when we don’t first recognize the “fail”.

We all struggle, stumble, fall. We all have a moment when we violate our personal code. Strength looks like standing in the mess with honesty, humility, and doing our level best to put the defensiveness (because humans default to defensive) aside. The way forward is through- whether you can see the other shore yet- or not. If you f-:k up- own up. We can’t “fail up” when we don’t first recognize the “fail”.

09/20/2021

The September 2021 Instructional Foundations in Women’s Self-Defense course participants. DC/Maryland, Michigan, Loudoun - Clarke- Fairfax counties in Virginia representing.

The September 2021 Instructional Foundations in Women’s Self-Defense course participants. DC/Maryland, Michigan, Loudoun - Clarke- Fairfax counties in Virginia representing.

09/19/2021

We aren’t pay to play. If you’re interested in teaching with us, you will teach as part of our training in Level 1. Teachbacks underway-

We aren’t pay to play. If you’re interested in teaching with us, you will teach as part of our training in Level 1. Teachbacks underway-

09/16/2021

Photos from 500Rising's post 09/10/2021

Two licensed instructors with 500Rising ~ out there making a difference. Kelly Marie Sayre and Kasey Keckeisen ran a course for the Minnesota Association of Housing Code Officials in Conflict Communication, Prevention & a host of other critical skills to keep them safe in the ex*****on of their responsibilities. Well done.Kelly Marie, Keck Odinson (Kasey)

09/10/2021
The Latest: Dozens march for women's rights at Kabul palace 09/03/2021

The Latest: Dozens march for women's rights at Kabul palace

Courage.
https://apnews.com/article/business-taliban-0657f7ecb17a38cb0da6a039c97b535b

The Latest: Dozens march for women's rights at Kabul palace A few dozen protesters have gathered outside the presidential palace in Kabul, urging the country's new Taliban leadership to uphold women's rights achieved under Western patronage and include women in the upcoming government.

Timeline Photos 09/02/2021

Timeline Photos

Shel Siverstein

09/01/2021

Move. Find out where you experience resistance. Look for the chains. Look to their source. Break the connection.

08/21/2021

Not all professionals - and not all the time. When the focus is on stranger attacks v. the 85% perpetrated by a known Threat and negativity about other instructors, we comprise the mission (as an example).

Not all professionals - and not all the time. When the focus is on stranger attacks v. the 85% perpetrated by a known Threat and negativity about other instructors, we comprise the mission (as an example).

08/16/2021
08/13/2021

2nd time! First Live earlier today I combined some dates so they were announced incorrectly. Added a little more info to this one 😁

08/10/2021

Building a village for all the *cough* bossy girls. We see you. We know who and what you are and we will stand with you so that you may flourish #500rising 500Rising

Building a village for all the *cough* bossy girls. We see you. We know who and what you are and we will stand with you so that you may flourish #500rising 500Rising

We need to have a conversation about wombats - The Oatmeal 08/06/2021

We need to have a conversation about wombats - The Oatmeal

Use what ya” got! This is worth your time. Read all the way to the end 😆😉

We need to have a conversation about wombats - The Oatmeal This comic is about a lot of things, but mostly it is about butts.

07/26/2021

Randy King is working to get a 500Rising Instructional Foundations course up in Edmonton sometime when the pandemic will allow for a solid event (think 2022). We are looking forward to working with him. He gets it. #500rising

There are a ton of excuses not to start something!

For some reason the 10,000 hour rule gets used a lot as the reason not begin a journey.

I am too old
I am too busy
I don’t have the genetics

STOP even thinking about this number, for 90% of the planet it is irrelevant!

I know it is super prevalent but most people are WAY off when the cite it.

This number is true from the study of violin players it came from… but it is not a magic number for all things

Did it take you 10,000 hours to learn to drive?
Did it take you 10,000 hours to learn cpr
Did it take you 10,000 hours to learn the alphabet

NO!!!

Not all skill sets require mastery, so get it out of your head that you either need to be a master or not do the thing at all!

Short-Sleeve Unisex T-Shirt 07/16/2021

Short-Sleeve Unisex T-Shirt

the newest #500rising shirt is available on Etsy and some of our previous products have been renewed : )
https://www.etsy.com/listing/1052582225/short-sleeve-unisex-t-shirt?ref=shop_home_active_1

Short-Sleeve Unisex T-Shirt This t-shirt is everything youve dreamed of and more. It feels soft and lightweight, with the right amount of stretch. Its comfortable and flattering for both men and women. • 100% combed and ring-spun cotton (Heather colors contain polyester) • Ash color is 99% combed and ring-spun cotton, 1%

MVP92: Dr Tammy Yard-McCracken - #500Rising for Women's Self Protection - Managing Violence Podcast 07/14/2021

MVP92: Dr Tammy Yard-McCracken - #500Rising for Women's Self Protection - Managing Violence Podcast

It was a privilege to talk to someone half-way around the world both genuinely interested and authentically committed to the topics at hand: https://www.violencepod.com/podcast/mvp92-dr-tammy-yard-mccracken-500rising-for-womens-self-protection/

MVP92: Dr Tammy Yard-McCracken - #500Rising for Women's Self Protection - Managing Violence Podcast Dr Tammy Yard-McCracken has 25+ years as a therapist working with survivors of violence, anxiety and PTSD. Wanting to do more to prevent trauma and build opportunity for resilience, Tammy became an instructor in Krav Maga and started a journey into self...

07/08/2021
member-site.net 06/29/2021

member-site.net

We are ready. Registration is OPEN for the Virginia Instructional Foundations in Women's Self-Defense. Yet to be determined: capacity for international virtual participation & Level 2 training. Stay Tuned!🎯
https://member-site.net/?EV--wJJcJ

member-site.net   Sponsored by Kore Self-Defense in Northern Virginia - Washington, D.C. AreaDate: September 17-19th, 2021 in-person. 1 Day of online asynchronous training must completed prior to June 21st for course completion and credentialingTime: 9:00 am to 5:30 pmLocation: 21550 Beaumeade Circle, Suite B. Ash...

06/28/2021

Men who commit 4 days of training and education to more effectively deliver self-defense training for women are more than allies - they are shoulder-to-shoulder colleagues. #500rising #IFWSD - these guys get they may be highly skilled in their training background but in working with the reality of violence against women, they know there’s no place for ego if they want to create change.

Men who commit 4 days of training and education to more effectively deliver self-defense training for women are more than allies - they are shoulder-to-shoulder colleagues. #500rising #IFWSD - these guys get they may be highly skilled in their training background but in working with the reality of violence against women, they know there’s no place for ego if they want to create change.

06/27/2021

St. Cloud MN PD representing -

St. Cloud MN PD representing -

06/26/2021

This. Three long days and a final image capturing what we have become - together. Not pictured but of no less importance, our international students: Dan T., Shannon A., Linn H., Cara M., Heidi H. From across the U.S.- Saudi, Scotland, Germany and Canada- from strength to strength we ARE change.

This. Three long days and a final image capturing what we have become - together. Not pictured but of no less importance, our international students: Dan T., Shannon A., Linn H., Cara M., Heidi H. From across the U.S.- Saudi, Scotland, Germany and Canada- from strength to strength we ARE change.

06/26/2021

#500rising farewell dinner from instructional foundations second course and level 2 participants!💙

#500rising farewell dinner from instructional foundations second course and level 2 participants!💙

Photos from 500Rising's post 06/23/2021

Instructor training- this is about making training as accessible as possible for people who identify as women #500rising

06/22/2021

And we are about to hit it again!

Three long days & a day’s worth of homework required in advance. Deep dive conversation, physical principle based skill assessment, teaching practicals in front of your peers (maybe the most uncomfortable part of all)...what does that equate to? Four Level 1 500Rising Law Enforcement Certified Instructors changing the face of law enforcement through education, training and service committed to changing the statistics of violence against women.

06/18/2021

Next Week's IFWSD!

so excited for next week -

06/18/2021

Do something new- do something challenging- find your fun!

Do something new- do something challenging- find your fun!

06/14/2021

While women can be brutal towards one another - we can change the world together. When we are clear about our agency, live response-ably for our own needs, recognize strength is evidenced in a myriad of ways, and offer respect (whether we “like” each other or not), we can change anything. #500rising

While women can be brutal towards one another - we can change the world together. When we are clear about our agency, live response-ably for our own needs, recognize strength is evidenced in a myriad of ways, and offer respect (whether we “like” each other or not), we can change anything. #500rising

[05/27/21]   We are developing the first phase of our Boundaries material, focusing on training instructors. ➡Things to Think About ⬅the most compassionate people are the most boundaried people (attributed to Brene' Brown). If you want to make a difference anywhere - being boundaried is critical.🎯

05/16/2021

June IFWSD Level 1 and Level 2 officially SOLD OUT for in-person. ❗People from all walks and across the gender spectrum committed to being part of the change. Standing on strong shoulders of those who carved the path before us, we are committed to changing the statistics of violence against women and in so doing, supporting a wold in which we tell girls/women "go out there, be brave" instead of "are you sure? be safe". We'll be setting the dates for Northern Virginia (a covid reschedule event) and St. Cloud Minnesota (on request of the community there) soon. *We can take 2 more people from the international community via Virtual/Zoom.*

June IFWSD Level 1 and Level 2 officially SOLD OUT for in-person. ❗People from all walks and across the gender spectrum committed to being part of the change. Standing on strong shoulders of those who carved the path before us, we are committed to changing the statistics of violence against women and in so doing, supporting a wold in which we tell girls/women "go out there, be brave" instead of "are you sure? be safe". We'll be setting the dates for Northern Virginia (a covid reschedule event) and St. Cloud Minnesota (on request of the community there) soon. *We can take 2 more people from the international community via Virtual/Zoom.*

05/15/2021

Engage with Intuition

Tia is one of our endorsed peeps - smart women out there teaching intelligent things❗

05/15/2021

What if you could learn more about personal safety?

If you are in the area - Lisa is a fantastic instructor and one of our endorsed colleagues!

Failing Up-

500Rising is a beautiful accident. After listening to Oprah Winfrey’s acceptance speech for the Cecil B Demille Lifetime Achievement award I wrote her a letter. Well, not really. I wrote a blog post. I was on a rant. She mentioned that the #MeToo movement was a game changer. As a Krav Maga and a Self-Defense instructor, I disagreed.

And I was wrong. Sort of. The me-too business has definitely elevated awareness and an increase in dialogue. I’ve been around a few decades (as in 50) and I have seen movements come and go. Mostly go. I was wrong on the social impact side of #MeToo. I’m still pretty sure I’m not wrong about the movement’s capacity to fundamentally change the statistics of violence against women.

I told Oprah (as if - ) that if she wanted tangible change I needed 500 women. 500 women training and teaching foundational, effective self-defense. Self-Defense focusing on threat assessment, tangible situational awareness, and easy to learn/retain basic physical skills. Once these 500 women were out in their communities teaching, another 500 women would get bitten by the project and also become instructors ... and so on.

Eventually we reach a statistical tipping point. A statistical average by which predators become wary because as they look out across their potential victim pool, aka women, they can assume the majority of woman are hard targets: women who are emotionally, cognitively and physically capable of effectively defending themselves.

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