self-defense

self-defense

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.
Cole Kazdin
12.6.18
video

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.
VICE Staff
4.30.18
WITCHES

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.
Sirin Kale
11.3.17
sexual assault

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.
Gabby Bess
10.17.17
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.
Nadja Wohlleben
9.15.17
self-defense

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.
Mike Pearl
8.4.17
self-defense

Educating Kids And the Elderly Is the Key to Closing the Online Security Loop

The next WannaCry might not get so far.
Jordan Pearson
5.15.17
LGBTQ

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.
Monica Luhar
4.10.17
FIGHTLAND

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.
Jack Slack
3.10.17
FIGHTLAND

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.
Sarah Kurchak
11.22.16
FIGHTLAND

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.
Sarah Kurchak
10.13.16
Stuff

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.
VICE Staff
9.8.16
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