What It's Like to Be a Man Paid to Pretend to Attack Women
“You have to learn how to say some pretty nasty stuff,” says one of the male instructors at an “adrenal stress training” course.
This MMA Gym Trains Activists to Defend Themselves Against Fascists
VICE traveled to the UK's Left Hook gym to see how an anti-fascist self-defense club operates.
Learning How to Slap Nazis at a Self-Defense Class Run by Witches
Shadow Sistxrs teaches women and non-binary people how to protect themselves physically and spiritually. I headed down to find out more.
This Controversial Program Teaches Women to Spot 'Pre-Rape' Warning Signs
Professor Charlene Senn developed a research-backed method to help women defend themselves from attackers, but some detractors say the program puts the burden for sexual assault prevention on victims.
The September Stories Issue
These Kenyan Grandmothers Are Learning to Fight Back Against Rapists
In some of their country's slums, self-defense is the only option.
How to Horribly Injure Someone on Purpose
Do you hate violence? Author Tim Larkin says you need to be ready to use it anyway—and use it well—if you have no other choice.
Educating Kids And the Elderly Is the Key to Closing the Online Security Loop
The next WannaCry might not get so far.
Rise in Hate Crimes Inspires Krav Maga Training in LGBTQ Community
There's been a 400 percent increase in requests for self-defense and violence prevention programs since the election.
Wushu Watch: Advanced Ways to Get Stabbed to Death
Thousands of martial arts schools promise "self defense" and then delve into the art of disarming a knife wielding attacker. We look at some high level, and extremely stupid, ways to wrestle a knife from your attacker's clutches.
Self-Defense Lessons Gain Popularity In Trump's America
According to a recent report in The Daily Beast, martial arts and self-defense class attendance has been at an unprecedented high since Donald Trump's presidential win. And most of those new students are women, LGBTQ people, and Muslim individuals.
How Honor Blackman Brought Women's Self Defense to Television
Speaking of pussies that you shouldn't grab without permission, the actress behind the famous Bond Girl Pussy Galore was a high-ranking judoka who published her own book on self-defense the year after Goldfinger came out.
The LGBTQ Activists Fighting for Equality in Ukraine
On the season two premiere of 'Gaycation,' Ellen and Ian meet openly gay journalists, activists, and drag performers working toward progress in the post-Soviet nation.