Elemental is a sexual assault protection program that offers realistic training for realistic situations. This program:
Posted on Jun 25th, 2018
Welcome Tama Cathers! She is our newest independent Elemental Instructor. Tama will be offering classes in the Portage, Michigan area through her dojo "Quest Ninja Martial Arts." Her info will be on our instructor page very soon!
It is an empowering program that really shows people they aren't helpless in situations like this. Granted, you can't be prepared for everything, but I personally feel much more confident in my abilities after taking this program. It was educational; it was hands-on; and it was ultimately a really fun day.
Elemental gives people helpful, but basic communication skills in these situations. I also like that it teaches you that there are steps to take before heading to the more physical ones.
I would recommend this seminar to others because I think it addresses many different angles of sexual assault and how to deal with them not only physically, but also verbally. Because it is more common for people to be assaulted by people they know, I think this program does a good job of addressing those types of problems and how to deal with them.
My daughter is signed up for an upcoming session. I just wanted to say that I think your program is a valuable service to the students!
I really enjoyed your "no pressure" approach and it allowed me to actually try the techniques without feeling uncomfortable.
First and foremost, I would like to congratulate you & your team on what a fantastic program Elemental is. I have been through several different types of programs, and I have to say that yours is one of the best I’ve attended.
I really liked the "uh-oh" moment identifications because a lot of them I would have never thought of and it allows me to look out for them in real life situations.
I really liked the earth, water, fire, and wind aspect to the seminar. I think it really helped by giving us four options for each scenario.
I enjoyed the environment itself, which felt safe and free...It was so hands on, so as a visual and exploratory learner, I was able to retain the information so well because I had practiced the techniques and saw where I made mistakes and how to fix my form and execution. I also enjoyed how easy it became to speak so freely about such sensitive topics like sexual assault.
Just wanted to let you know how awesome you are. You are making a huge difference! I think you are the only ones who get it.