Please join us at our studio as we hold an "Intro to Women's Self-Defense Workshop" as a fundraiser to benefit "Food not Bombs". Cost is $30/pp. One of our workshop students brought this wonderful organization to our attention and we are happy to support them. 1/3 of the proceeds from this event will fund the purchase of items for hygiene packs and much needed health items for Los Angeles's Downtown homeless population.
Participants will learn and practice some simple but effective standing, striking, and ground techniques. The workshop will be taught by students from our Level I & II Programs and is open to ages 8+. We recommend comfortable clothing and no jewelry.
Come support this community effort to help our neighbors in need! Please reserve your spot by prepaying below.
Founded on May 24, 1980, Food Not Bombs recover food that would have been discarded and share it as a way of protesting war and poverty. With fifty cents of every U.S. federal tax dollar going to the military and forty percent of our food being discarded while so many people were struggling to feed their families, we hoped that we could inspire the public to press for military spending to be redirected to human needs. We also reduce food waste and meet the direct need of our community by collecting discarded food, preparing vegan meals that we share with the hungry while providing literature about the need to change our society. Food Not Bombs also provides food to protesters and striking workers and organizes food relief after natural and political crisis.
Even though we provide meals and groceries to thousands of people, we are not a charity. Food Not Bombs is trying to inspire the public to participate in changing society and focus our resources on solving problems like hunger, homelessness and poverty while seeking an end to war and the destruction of the environment. We are also showing by example that we can work cooperatively without leaders through volunteer effort to provide essential needs like food, housing, education and healthcare. When over a billion people go hungry each day, how can we spend another dollar on war?