Project Connect: Queer Self-Defense Class Series

Apicha Community Health Center Jan 09, 2018  

Apicha CHC

No matter where you are, or who you are, knowing how to protect yourself can be a lifesaving skill. Whether it’s walking on the streets of New York, or trekking through the Amazon, self-defense can come in handy.

Moreover, following the recent sexual harassment and abuse reports and #MeToo movement, knowing how to protecting yourself has never been more relevant. And for the LGBTQ community, this certainly rings true.

Project Connect will be hosting a three-part series of self-defense classes, open to the public, for free. Both simple and effective techniques, drawing from Vingstun kungfu, will be taught by instructors Mo Yvonne and Lushi Li -- who are both seasoned martial arts instructors.

Vingstun is known for its efficient and effective approach in close-range combat -- even against a physically bigger and stronger opponent. Over the course of three sessions, students will build the skill set and confidence needed to defend themselves from harm.

Apicha CHC

Here’s what you need to know:

When: January 25, February 8, and February 22 from 7 pm to 9 pm

Where: Apicha CHC, 400 Broadway, New York, NY, 10013

Cost: Free!

To attend, you can RSVP by calling Apicha CHC at 646-744-0990, or by emailing vbryant@apicha.org. You can also RSVP here.

Meet the Instructors

Mo Yvonne is a fitness trainer and martial artist who bridges fitness and fighting using both western and eastern disciplines. She holds a black belt in Shotokan Karate with 10 years of competition and teaching experience, coached boxing in Gleasons and trained in Judo. She hopes to bring her knowledge of martial arts to the Asian America and LGBTIGNC+ community to promote safety, skill, and confidence.

Lushi Li is a 4th generation Sifu in the lineage of Grandmaster Ip Man and a senior instructor at Moy Yee Kung Fu School. She began her kungfu life after graduating from Harvard College and meeting Grandmaster Henry Moy Yee. She practices several styles of kungfu, specializing in Vingstun and Taichi. She currently teaches out of Brooklyn, New York.

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