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Methodology

Methodology

The ESD Global Curriculum is based in 7 educational principles: 

Empower individuals rather than using fear as a motivation. 

Help individuals understand that they have permission to defend themselves if they choose to.

Understand that the framework of systemic oppression, power, and privilege’s effect on access to self-defense.

Individuals’ adaptive strategies help them to survive past violence, and training tools enable them to make different choices in responding.

Classes are taught through a trauma-informed lens.  

Options to identify, interrupt, respond to and heal from violence through games, activities, and discussions. 

Ensure that self-defense tools are evidence and researched based.

Knowledge Outcomes

Understanding of Empowerment Self-Defense (ESD) methodology. The ability to teach easy-to-learn ESD that includes: 

  1. Physically protecting yourself from violence. 

  2. Personal advocacy & communication.

  3. The ability to create, adapt, & teach ESD classes for different audiences.

  4. Class management that includes understanding trauma, managing safety, & respect.

  5. Lead activities to help recognize & respond to abuse, coercion, & boundary violations. 

  6. Teach individuals easy-to-learn verbal and physical protection tools for navigating and preventing violence.

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ESD Global is a US-based nonprofit organization (NGO) that envisions a world where people can live safe, violence-free lives.  ESD Global is dedicated to making Empowerment Self-Defense (ESD) accessible around the world through increasing public awareness of its profound benefits.

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