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!
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 have recommended the seminar to other because it helped me a lot with confidence in uncomfortable situations, and made me feel like I could defend myself if necessary.
My favorite part of the seminar was the video. So many times, I hear about these situations, but never really have any idea what goes on in these scenarios. Although I am not involved in any type of party scene, I do think it is really helpful to see these situations in context so I know how to react in an unexpected situation.
I believe this seminar should be a requirement for every senior in high school! It would be an awesome investment.
I really enjoyed your "no pressure" approach and it allowed me to actually try the techniques without feeling uncomfortable.
I also appreciated that we were given the opportunity to try things that we might actually experience in real life with the couches and the beds.
I would 100% recommend this class to others; in fact, I already have. It flows really well, it's very informative, it doesn’t tiptoe around the subjects, and you can ask any question and you don’t feel stupid or like you're alone. Everyone was really helpful and nice (even the creepers), and now you get review materials so you can keep practicing so you don’t forget what you learned.
As a volunteer for the Domestic Violence Network (DVN), I know the warning signs of an abusive relationship very well, and I know that statistically it's more than likely that two or three of the people in our class with be the victim of a sexual assault. Despite my experience with DVN, I don't think I fully understood how dangerous a situation can be if you don't know the first thing about defending yourself. Through this class I was able to build on that knowledge and learned even more than I honestly thought I could in only a three day period. I feel so lucky to have gotten the opportunity to work with you. Thank you!!
I really liked that it was hands-on and that we had the opportunity to try all the moves you demonstrated. I loved testing the moves on the Creepers, because it gave me an idea of what it would be like in real life versus just seeing someone else do it or reading about the moves. The beds and couches were also a plus for me, because there is no other program that offers such realistic practice experiences. Additionally, you provided both verbal and physical solutions to all the problems which is a realistic approach. No two situations are alike, so it is best to know as many options as possible.
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.