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500 Rising and International Women's Day 2024

This Friday, 8th March, is International Women’s Day. Usually at Rencounter we take this opportunity to run a Women’s Self Defence Workshop. We aren’t running a workshop this year- but - it's because we are doing something that we think will have a bigger impact in the long term: We are hosting a 500 Rising instructor course - specifically we are training Women’s Self Defence Instructors.

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Grading Thoughts

As grading approaches there's lots of buzz over whether folks are grading, what level they're going for and what they need to do. So what's the big deal with grading? If we are training for self-defence do we even need to grade?

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Red Flags In Relationships

Our self-defence strategies must take into account more than fighting, and address prevention and avoidance including abuse within relationships, this is true for all genders.

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Inside the comfort zone

We talk a lot about going outside of our comfort zone in krav maga. This is important to create growth and development and to build resilience, something that we have unique opportunities to do in krav maga. But we don't want to be outside our comfort zone all the time.

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Learning mindset: Keep the goal in mind

If your goal is to learn as much as possible, as quickly as possible, keep your eyes on that goal and don't be afraid to make mistakes - especially when you have someone knowledgeable around to help you improve.

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Boundary Setting in Training

In self-defence we talk about boundary setting a lot - it’s a key life skill, that empowers you to take control of how you relate to other people, be that in relationships (with a partner; with friends; with colleagues) or with people we don’t know. Boundaries draw a line that says here, but no further. They help us keep ourselves safe.

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International Women's Day 2022

It’s International Women’s Day! A global day to celebrate the achievements of women across all spheres and to campaign for gender equality. We are passionate about teaching women self-defence and we are delighted to have an opportunity to celebrate all the amazing women that make up our community.

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Mindset, Part 1: Why The Way We Talk to Ourselves Matters

The way we speak to ourselves matters more than you might think: it informs how we view challenges and what we believe ourselves capable of. It can be quite challenging to start a conversation about this with your child... Read on for some useful pointers!

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Through our blog we share useful information related to Krav Maga and self-defence training, and give you a look into who we are and what goes on at the club.