Jacky

is creating Queer Self Defense and Community Support

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sweet babe
$1
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Everything helps, thank you so much for your support!
queer rebel
$5
per month
Your support at this level helps to give us a strong foundation to continue free classes for the LGBTIQ+ community, and you'll get access to regular diary updates about our program! Thank you!
power ranger
$20
per month

Thank you! Your support at this level helps us to maintain our equipment, keep things clean, and provide FREE mouthguards for participants!

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$269

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About

What's this all about?
For over 3 years I have been organizing and teaching FREE self defense classes for Queer and Trans folks in the Midwest. Between teaching and training I spend 20+ hours a week making this happen, and I would very much like to expand, keep it free for participants, and provide this for our community full-time.

Currently, I fascillitate classes over 3 times per week at my house and online!

What skills do you teach?
We work primarily on damage reduction and escape from worst-case scenarios, as well as boundary-setting, situational awareness, and de-escalation. Most of the physical techniques are based in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (eg, getting out from someone sitting on top of you), and we do a short bodyweight conditioning warm-up to build strength and motor control.


"This class has taught me skills that help me feel more secure and empowered. The space is very welcoming and Jacky is a passionate, well organized teacher." - MK


Why is this important?
Queer and Trans people are among the most targeted groups when it comes to relationship, sexual, or hate-based violence, and we often find little help from state institutions (if not further dehumanization), creating an incredible need for community-based self-defense. Unfortunately, martial arts and combat sports are plagued by sexism, transphobia, and homophobia. Trans and Queer people need to create our own spaces to practice safely and in a way that is sensitive to our experiences.

Who are you?
I'm a non-binary transfemme artist (they/them or she/her) and I've been training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and kickboxing for over 3 years.

What's next?
Thank you so much!! Your wonderful patronage means the guaranteed continuation of FREE Queer and Trans-centered self defense classes, and in addition you will be helping me do more community support work and queering up combat sports culture!
Goals
$269 of $500 per month
Reaching this goal helps compensate me for doing this work. This helps cover rent, space maintenance, and access to instruction. I'll still be working part time, but I can spend more time creating awesome rewards for y'all. Videos, technique troubleshooting, custom mouthguards and athletic clothes, who knows! Thank you for supporting access to Free self defense and fitness training by and for queer trans folx <3
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