500Rising is headed over the pond!
Our St. Cloud team got to experience Hannah’s first class at the St. Cloud COP House. Our team learned about situational awareness, the importance of self-defense, and how to fight smarter (not harder). It was also a chance to walk away from the class feeling empowered.
“There are so many takeaways when someone takes a class,” said Hannah. “Just knowing how to protect yourself and try to get out of any situation. I think violence happens a lot more than we talk about so anyone could take advantage of a class like this. I’m so grateful to Affinity Plus and for this opportunity and haven’t regretted one minute of it.”
If you or someone you know is interested in taking a Women's Self Defense Class, here is the link to their next class on April 7th: www.eventbrite.com/e/293490466887
Affinity Plus recently sponsored two community members that were hand-picked to be trained in women’s self-defense in the St. Cloud community through 500Rising. That includes our member, Hannah!
For deeper knowledge on the subject I always recommend our friends a The Diamond Arrow Group, 500Rising and Randy King Live as well as reading the Gift of Fear by Gavin DeBecker.
There's a lot of misconceptions out there in regards to being persistent vs. stalking.
St. Cloud COP House programs - not just for kids! Really great work by the COP House team in making this 500Rising Women's Self Defense Class available in our community. Many thanks to Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union for sponsoring the program.
A HUGE thank you to Affinity Plus for sponsoring this program and training for one of our instructors! With your help we were able to train in more instructors so we can teach more classes and help women in our community to continue living in strength! THANK YOU!!
If you or someone you know is interested in taking one of our Women's Self Defense Classes here is the link for our next class on April 7th! It is FREE to attend: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/293490466887
Last night we hosted a 500Rising Women's Self Defense Class for employees from Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union. It was so much fun working with these ladies! We hope you learned some new skills that you can take with you 😀
New to me.. Definitely good to know!
As shocking as that 1 in 4 number is... this video and other widely available information should show that the numbers are significantly higher. Unless we are brave enough to see the truth nothing will change.
Join us in educating others on warning signs, boundaries, safety and security measures, pre assault indicators and more! Check out 500Rising and the affiliates who are paving the way.
Studies show that 1 in 4 females will become victim to SA in their lifetime. The speaker discussed how she asks the same 2 questions with extremely similar responses every time she asks.
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.
So something floored me today…..started going to a local
Heads up to anyone in the Northern Nevada area. This is one of my fellow 500Rising instructors!
The days were long but the time together seemed so short. The fantastic group of humans all had so much knowledge and experience individually, and yet they were humble enough to be students.
Not to mention the complexity of switching between an instructor & student mindset throughout the training.
There were 9 students at last year’s inaugural training. This year we had 24, including virtual students from Canada, Scotland, Germany, and Saudi Arabia.
I’m grateful to be a part of this movement.
500Rising Level II instructor training complete.