Join us for a ladies' night out to learn proven effective self-defense techniques, including situational awareness, choke defenses, and escaping from underneath an attacker. Ticket price includes two hours of hands-on instruction, goodie bags, and light snacks during a 30-minute Q&A session.
All ticket proceeds benefit the Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault whose mission is to engage individuals and organizations in local and statewide collaborations to strengthen the effectiveness of sexual violence education, prevention, and response in Utah.
Meet our instructors:
Miyo Strong is a first-degree purple belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu under John Carlquist. An active competitor both locally and nationally, she has medaled at the IBJJF Masters World Championships two years in a row. Miyo is a mother of three, and coordinator in the Speak Up Be Safe program in local elementary schools. Certified with Gym Jones, you’ll see a lot of sport specific strength and conditioning training in her classes. As a survivor of sexual assault, women’s empowerment and self-defense are a priority to her.
Chelsea Kilpack is also a first-degree purple belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu under John Carlquist. She is a frequent competitor in-state and nationally and she also has several years of Muay Thai training. Chelsea is a Certified Sexual Assault Counselor/Victim Advocate and community educator. Her master's degree research was on institutional barriers to sexual assault prevention curriculum in public schools. Her lectures focus on violence prevention, the transformative power of enthusiastic consent, and women’s rights more broadly. She is also the board treasurer for the Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault (UCASA).
This event is sponsored by Temple MMA & Gym Jones.