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Workshop “Self-defense and Self-assertion for women” (18-19 May 2019)

Participants will learn simple and effective techniques for self-protection that will enable them to immediately defend themselves in an assault situation. For this purpose attendees will be taught punches, kicks, freeing oneself from an opponent’s hold and other defense techniques.

Another focus will lie on training verbal and physical behaviour patterns that can be used to counter any kind of unwelcome advances, harassment and assault. The course aims to convey confident manner and how to reject transgressions decisively and self-assuredly.

Techniques and exercises mainly derive from Wen-Do, a concept of self-assertion and self-defence developed especially for girls and women.

Course contents will be based on the participants‘ personal experiences and know-how with special attention paid to different perspectives and backgrounds.

No particular athletic skills are required.

The course will be held in German and English. Discussions will be held in a way that enables participation in both languages.

The course is open to all female university staff and students and especially addresses international students and teaching /research staff, as well as women with migration background.

  • Dates: 18./19. May 2019, 10-15h
  • Location: Studio 21 (entrance above RoXx), Hochschulsport/ Sprangerweg 2, 37075 Göttingen
  • Registration: Via Göttingen Graduate School for Neurosciences, Biophysics, and Molecular Biosciences (GGNB), Mail:

Please bring sports clothes and shoes, as well as something to eat and drink.