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What Makes Us Different


10 ways Green Tara Project is not your Grandmother’s Self Defense

  • We emphasize that the most effective self defense is never having to physically fight someone. Our classes, therefore, focus on teaching pre-assault, pre-incident indicators through role playing predator behavior scenarios.
  • Our classes are free for women and girls who need them the most: the rescued, the impoverished, the illiterate, and the marginalized who live in highly predatory environments.
  • We have experience teaching highly traumatized trafficking survivors who find healing and benefit from the cognitive skill building that is incorporated in the classes.
  • We teach physical techniques that are simple to learn, easy to remember, and for any female regardless of her age or level of physical fitness.
  • We know that self defense does not come from a one time class and encourage women to make it an ongoing activity.
  • Building confidence and self esteem is not an optional soft skill; it is the lynchpin of personal security. Green Tara Project classes are structured to improve self esteem and build real self confidence.
  • All classes are taught by females.
  • Classes are culturally sensitive.
  • We are constantly learning and adapting new techniques and approaches to make our classes as relevant as possible.