WHO WE ARE
The One Light Self-Defense team, based in Illinois, began with diversified individuals who had been training in self-defense and embraced a passion to help others.
The One Light Self-Defense team has traveled to the poorest slums in Nairobi, Kenya, where girls face physical attacks EVERYDAY. Using simple self-defense techniques, girls and community leaders have been empowered physically, mentally, and emotionally.
An awareness of existing and growing physical violence compelled the team to offer self-defense workshops in the U.S. Since 2009, schools, police departments, businesses/corporations, women’s groups, churches, Girl Scouts, and families have seized the opportunity to prepare themselves for a world that faces bullying, domestic violence, molestation, rape, and human trafficking.
EVERYONE IS A POTENTIAL VICTIM... NO MATTER WHERE YOU ARE...
LEARN HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF.
“Rape…It happens all the time. Even to little children. Even to babies. And there is nothing we can do about it; we’re helpless."
Quote by Kenyan high school girls
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WHAT WE DO
A 3-hour workshop that focuses on simple techniques to RELEASE and RUN from attacks.
Offensive techniques: strikes and targets.
Defensive escapes: grabs; chokes; hair pulls; bear hugs.
All self-defense workshops are adapted to meet various genders, ages, professions, or needs.
EVERYONE IS A POTENTIAL VICTIM.
1. Attend a self-defense workshop.
2. Plan and host a self-defense workshop/training for others.
3. Donate to an organization that support the One Light mission to prepare people to avoid, face, or heal from physical violence.