What: POW! Mixed Martial Arts and Media Hosts Women’s Self Defense “Fit to Fight Back” Event for Charity
Chicago native, fitness and self-defense expert Katalin Rodriguez Ogren will arm women with basic self-defense and empowerment skills at December workshop benefiting sexual assault survivors
Where: 950 W. Washington, Chicago, IL 60607. POW! Martial Arts & Fitness has been located in Chicago’s West Loop since 2001. It has a reputation for offering a comfortable training environment that makes learning basic Krav Maga techniques non-threatening.
When: Saturday, December 6, 2014. 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Details: 1 in 3 women will be victim to a sexual assault in their lifetime and 80% of all assaults involve acquaintances. In an effort to raise awareness around rape, domestic violence and sexual assault during the month of December, POW!
The self-defense workshop will focus specifically on building empowerment skills and teaching tactical drills that build confidence in each participant. The workshop will break down relevant scenarios along with helpful guidelines for being safe in a big city. Past scenarios covered include: sitting on the el platform, being pressed up against an ATM or corner, having your hair grabbed as you leave a bar and how to get off ground fast when knocked down or trapped.
Cost: $25 per person. 50% of proceeds will be donated to a local rape advocacy charity that helps to ensure that survivors of sexual assault are treated with dignity and compassion, providing them with the support, education and counseling they need.
Katalin Rodriguez Ogren, the studio’s owner brings 18 years of fitness experience, 32 years of martial arts experience and is a four-time black belt in various martial arts formats. She was the first to bring Krav Maga, a reality based self-defense program, to the city of Chicago. Katalin is also a recognized author, public speaker and played the female ninjas in the video game Mortal Kombat II, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.
Katalin has extensive experience working with a wide range of assault victims and understands the sensitivities and circumstances that could be related to attacks. Katalin and her staff have an encouraging and supportive teaching style that will prepare you with the skill set to recognize a potential attack and the ability to defend yourself in the hopes you will never have to use it. Learn how to protect your biggest asset: YOU!