Free Women’s Self Defense Class

March 11, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sweet Water Dance and Yoga
864 Gerard Ave
Bronx, NY 10451

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Join the Metropolitan Black Bar Association for a 

FREE Women's Self Defense Class

during Women's History Month


The MBBA is partnering with Martial Artist To Combat Hate (M.A.T.C.H.), a group of volunteer martial artists that seek to empower people and teach self defense in a safe inclusive environment. M.A.T.C.H. will teach situational awareness, de-escalation, effective striking tactics, ground fighting techniques, legalities of self-defense and combat, and post combative centering.

Given the uptick in hate, assault, harassment & vandalism stemming from racism, xenophobia, islamophobia & homophobia, M.A.T.C.H. seeks to mitigate the harmful impact on people.

The black belt instructors will be: Emily Kwok, Joel Burgess and Jay Marist.

There is a no shoe policy and gym clothes should be worn. 

If you have any questions, please contact Kim M. Parker, MBBA Executive Director at