Why Martial Arts and Self-Defense?
Martial arts, specifically, can play a critical role in preventing gender-based violence. Martial arts are codified systems and traditions of combat practiced for a number of reasons such as self-defense; military and law enforcement applications; competition; physical, mental, and spiritual development; entertainment; and the preservation of a nation's intangible cultural heritage.
It can impart self-defense skills and enable women to avoid, interrupt, and resist assault. This is against the misunderstandings, gender stereotyping views, and individualistic assumptions about the training. Guardian Girls, therefore, aims to empower girls and young women to defend themselves from all forms of GBV (sexual, physical, emotional, harmful practices, economic abuse, and trafficking) through this sport.