Imugi Martial Arts and Elemental Adventures are teaming up to raise awareness and funds to support people rebuilding their lives after escaping domestic violence FEATURED Medowie & Tilligerry News Of The Area Medowie, Ferodale, Campvale by News Of The Area - Modern Media - February 28, 2019 Monique Bortoli, Elemental Adventures and Kelly O’Brien, Imugi Martial Arts. STRONG women lift each other up. Modern Media: Advertise with News Of The Area and you get your ad in 1) in Print, 2) on the News Website (like this ad), and 3) on our Social Media news site. A much more efficient way to advertise. Reach a HUGE audience for a LOW price TODAY! Call us on 02 4983 2134. Or email@example.com Or CLICK FOR ADVERT QUOTE On Saturday 2 March, Imugi Martial Arts and Elemental Adventures are teaming up to raise funds and awareness for the Yacaaba Centre Information & Counselling Service Port Stephens Inc in their fight against domestic violence. The Martial Arts Club will host a Women’s Self Defence Workshop fundraiser at the Union Hall in Williamtown. All proceeds will go to the Yacaaba Centre via the 10 Challenges in 10 Months to raise $10,000 currently being undertaken by Monique Bortoli for Elemental Adventures. The aim of the Women’s Self Defence Workshop is to empower women, providing them with a fundamental understanding of self defence and confidence to believe they never have to live a submissive life. Imugi Martial Arts Co-founder, Kelly O’Brien is passionate about helping others in need, and bringing people together for humanity. Ms O’Brien told News Of The Area, “I believe in the power of good people, I believe in the strong lifting those in need and I believe in sharing knowledge to help others grow not to suppress.” “The rate of domestic violence in Port Stephens is alarming and not just in the areas you might first think.” When we think of domestic violence, most only consider physical abuse. However it occurs in many forms including, controlling behaviour, sexual, emotional and economic abuse, intimidation and isolation Ms O’Brien said, “Sadly many women I know have stories to tell of abusive relationships, the money we raise will directly help women with stories just like these.” “This workshop aims to bring awareness to the choices and strength every woman has and provide some basic knowledge around personal protection.” Enrolment in the workshop is strictly for women 16 years and over. There are no training prerequisites, and no fitness level requirements. If you would like more details contact Kelly O’Brien on 0401063419.