Judo Training Against Violence Against Women

Judo Training Against Violence Against Women
Judo Training Against Violence Against Women

With Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Youth and Sports Club Karşıyaka As part of the 8 March International Women's Day events, the Soroptimist Club initiated judo training for women to defend themselves against possible attempts at violence. The training will last 3 months.

Karşıyaka Soroptimist Club members and scholars went to the tatami in the Celal Atik Sports Hall, wearing their judogi outfit. The training, which was initiated as part of the March 8 International Women's Day events, aims to help women defend themselves against possible attempts at violence.

Mesut Kapan, head coach of the club and Director of Judo National Teams, attended the event, which was attended by İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Youth and Sports Club President Ersan Odaman. Karşıyaka He started to give practical training in hard defense techniques to the members and scholars of the Soroptimist Club. The judo training to be given to the club members, which is the first step of the cooperation, will last two days a week for a total of 3 months.

The aim is to provide equal conditions

Thanks to the management of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Youth and Sports Club. Karşıyaka Nurdan Koçlular, President of the Soroptimist Club, said, “The Turkish Soroptimist Clubs Federation, affiliated to the International Soroptimist Federation, which has approximately 121 members in 72.000 countries, has 5 clubs in İzmir and 34 clubs in our country. Soroptimists is a worldwide service organization consisting of business and professional women who have come together to advocate for women and girls to have equal education, social and economic rights and to provide a better life for them with the works carried out for these purposes. For this reason, we are very happy to receive the support of the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality in our project, which we aimed to spread among women in Izmir by raising awareness with our Club members and scholars in order to prevent violence against women, which we started on March 8, International Working Women's Day. In our project, which we will carry out jointly with the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Youth and Sports Club management, Club President Mr. Ersan Odaman, Turkish Judo Federation General Coordinator Mr. Mesut Kapan and the trainer staff will inform our club members about Ju-do (courtesy way) training and the philosophy and discipline of judo for 3 months. They will provide valuable information,” he said.

İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Youth and Sports Club President Ersan Odaman emphasized that the word Soroptimist means “women aiming for the best” in Latin and said: “We organized a special event for 8 March International Working Women's Day in the Women-Friendly City of İzmir. Karşıyaka We cooperated with the Soroptimist Club. With this activity, women will learn hard defense techniques to protect themselves outside. As a club, our door is open to all women in every branch. We have a club mentality that prioritizes women and children.”

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