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#500Rising: From Strength ~ To Strength

Hello! I'm Tammy McCracken, psychotherapist-turned-self-defense-instructor committed to honest dialogue on the realities of violence and living boldly from strength and personal authority. Welcome to the 500Rising Patreon! Join us for conversation, ideas, instruction, videos, blogs and more by becoming a patron. Our goal here is building a powerful community connected through realistic training in all aspects of living life from a place of strength and agency; not fear.

How'd we get here? 500Rising was born out of my work as owner of Kore Self-Defense & Krav Maga, my involvement as an instructor with Violence Dynamics and as a director with Rory Miller's Chiron Training. 500's first mission is training female instructors in essential self-defense. We’ll support these women as they reach out to their communities and networks making a difference in the stubborn statistics of violence against women. The men are welcome here too - anyone who wants stronger, bolder, powerful communities to rise up own's a piece of this future. The use WE is not an accident. 500Rising is much bigger than me.

How'd I get here? Traveling and teaching evolved over time and probably got started in the years I served Krav Maga Global as their international women's division coordinator. Yep, I'm a Krav Instructor. Earned my Expert rank in Israel. That's past life stuff - along with nearly 30 years as a licensed professional counselor working across the spectrum in trauma, violence, and recovery; working with clients on both sides of the violence spectrum (offenders and survivors). Now? All that past-life stuff taught me what we are doing for women in self-defense is skewed. It's not about just learning to kick someone in the balls or how to gauge out an eye. 

We need to look at women's self-defense as a global effort to change the way societies consider the value of women and girls. It's estimated that roughly 90 Million women/girls are missing from the planet. Studies and stats range dramatically on this number but even on the low end, the numbers are staggering. That's 90 million potential scientists, doctors, poets, educators, influencers...missing. Standing on the strong shoulders of women who have gone before us, 500Rising is putting boots on the ground to be the change we wish to see in the world. 

And we deeply appreciate your support.
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