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Feminist self-defense workshop - Jacob Campus

February 21 / 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The Student Health Service of the USMB, in partnership with the association SISTA (association of feminist self-defense and energy practices), proposes a self-defense workshopfor all USMB students.

The objective of these workshops, financed by the Contribution Vie Etudiante et de Campus (CVEC), is to share as many tools as possible in order to reinforce self-esteem, become aware of one's strength, and prevent violence. Ideally, to prevent it from happening and/or to know how to react to protect oneself and to stop a situation, in a way that resembles oneself.

The workshop will take place Tuesday, February 21, from 5:30 to 8:30 pm in room 19002 of building 19 on the Jacob-Bellecombette campus. Places are limited, so don't delay in registering!


Feminist self-defense is expressed in 4 intertwined components: mental, emotional, verbal and physical. The workshop is open to both cis and trans women and takes place in an atmosphere of trust, respect, confidentiality and safety.

During a self-defense workshop, participants learn to recognize their own limits and to set them clearly, in order to be able to intervene as soon as possible when these limits are transgressed. Through games, exercises and role-playing, work is done on the implementation of prevention strategies, the cohesion between verbal and non-verbal language, as well as the learning of different verbal self-defense techniques.

The SISTA association also proposes techniques of protection and physical defense: disengagement and dissuasion techniques, incapacitating blows and approaches this question in a theoretical and practical way (by repeating the movements in the air, then on striking rackets). A visualization technique called "mental training" will also be discussed, allowing the previous knowledge to be integrated in a mental way so that it becomes a reflex.

"Discussion moments allow participants to exchange opinions and experiences and to find support. Throughout the workshop, systemic issues such as gendered socialization, the patriarchal system, our beliefs and resistances are addressed in a transversal way, and we try to make the oppressive nature of these issues visible", explains the SISTA association.


Victim or witness of an act of violence, discrimination, moral or sexual harassment or sexist behaviour? You have the possibility of reporting on the USMB reporting platform (secure and confidential online platform).



Date :
February 21
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Jacob-Bellecombette Campus - Building 19
Rue Jean Baptiste Richard
Jacob-Bellecombette, 73000 France
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Occupancy rate 16 / 18

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