Teaching self-defense (Jiu Jitsu) to women victim of violence

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The AXIS Jiu Jitsu academy based in Yokohama, is offering free "Gracie Jiu Jitsu" classes to women victim or survivor of violence. Jiu Jitsu martial art is particularly adapted to women's need as it is practiced on the floor, using specific technics which do not necessary require strong force. The practice of Martial Arts, Self [...]

Using dance to promote the right to the city

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While walking on the streets of Kaifeng, one can see around 7pm hundreds of women coming down the streets to rehearse their choregraphy of "square dance". Every neighborhood has its own group. The teacher comes with a "boom box" and plays traditional or modern Chinese songs, and days after day the women repeat their choregraphy. [...]