Muslima Self-Defense: A Class with Maryam Aziz


Sunday, April 15, 2018 (All day)


Ell Hall, 346 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
The Center for Intercultural Engagement and the Somali Student Association of Northeastern Presents: Muslima Self-Defense a class with Maryam Aziz. This class will be a workshop that will be focusing on creating a space to allow its participants to empower themselves by learning universally effective martial arts techniques. This seminar will focus primarily on how to defend from attacks that are common in hate crimes, such as shoves, multiple strikes to the face, and scarf/turban grabbing. It will also cover the “Know Your Rights “ of self-defense. Come dressed in your regular clothing, not loose gym outfits! Hosted in Ell Hall at Northeastern University. ***Limited Capacity: The class will be first come, first serve. The first 35 to register will be able to participate *** Participants of a Black Muslim Women and Femmes will be given priority as they are at a predominant risk and are the most visiblized. But all are welcome to sign up and join if space permits. You can register for the class by contacting or fill out this form: Here is a little bit about Maryam Aziz: Maryam Aziz is an anti-hate crime and anti-islamophobia martial arts/self-defense instructor. She is a 2nd Degree Black Belt in Goju Ryu Karatedo certified under the New Jersey State Black Belt Association (NJBBA) run by Hanshi Anthony D. Lingo. She has been practicing martial arts for over 14 years. She was an assistant instructor 10 years for the NJBBA and the Columbia University Kon Do Goju Ryu Karate Club before becoming the volunteer chief self defense instructor for the International Muslim Women's Initiative for Self-Empowerment (I’M WISE). She specializes in Anti-Hate Crime/Anti-Islamophobia and Self-Esteem and Mind/Soul Enhancement self defense seminars and teaches classes throughout the continental United States. She has been teaching Anti-Hate crime workshops since 2013 and developed a 3 hour anti-hate crime workshop after doing research on the most common hate crimes. She has taught over 30 of these workshops since the hate crime increase in 2015. Her techniques and philosophy can be seen in the videos of the self-defense starter kit: