Impacting Women from Spain on Guardian Girls Karate Seminar 🇪🇸
Karate’s efficiency in giving women tools to face situations of Gender-Based Violence was showcased through the Guardian Girls Karate Women's Self-Defense Seminar in Guadalajara on Saturday, March 25.
Headed by the chair of the Department of Women and Sport of the Spanish Karate Federation, Teresa Garcia Pérez, the seminar gathered a group of women from the Guadalajara area who discovered ways to confront situations of Gender-Based Violence.
WKF Instructor Teresa García Pérez said:
“If the participants leave today with the notions that women are not weak, that we women can defend ourselves, and that our biggest allay is our head, then we will feel that our time today would have been worthy.
“Karate is a way of life, and it brings many values to all those who practise it. These values are extremely useful to society nowadays. A society that respects itself is a society that lives much better together”.
WKF President Antonio Espinós said:
“The Guardian Girls Global Karate project is one of our most ambitious initiatives, and we are very pleased to note the tremendously positive feedback that we are receiving from all levels of society. We truly believe that Karate can make a real contribution to the betterment of society. This week in Madrid and Guadalajara, we were able to confirm, once again, that Karate has a positive impact on the fight against Gender-Based Violence, and that women all over the world can benefit in many ways from the practice of Karate.
“I want to thank our partners in this project, UNFPA and KIF, as well as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, through its Embassy in Spain, and the Spanish Karate Federation for their cooperation to make this initiative a success.”