The process of removing people from violent situations is not just about giving them 'stuff' - it is about providing safe locations and food and dignity, of course. That is what family and community is about, right? No grandeur attached. But to just give them 'stuff' is to further reinforce their victim mentality. The same dependancy mentality that attracted them into dysfunctional relationships in the first place. The key to creating safe environments is to give people the space and time to start asking the BIG questions, like: 'why am I here?'; 'what is this all about?'. It is about expanding consciousness from survival to evolutional of the soul. To accepting that we create our own reality. We are master creators. Our emotions coupled with our thoughts create what we are currently experiencing. By making new choices and creating new behaviours we CREATE CHANGE. Our own choices. It. Has. To. Be. Our. Own. Choice. This is the law of free will. Make a new choice today. Right now: RAVES Self Defence North Brisbane Sunday Session #buckthesystem #reLearneverything
The process of removing people from violent situations is not just about giving them 'stuff' - it is about providing safe locations and food and dignity, of course. That is what family and community is about, right? No grandeur attached. But to just give them 'stuff' is to further reinforce their victim mentality. The same dependancy mentality that attracted them into dysfunctional relationships in the first place. The key to creating safe environments is to give people the space and time to start asking the BIG questions, like: 'why am I here?'; 'what is this all about?'. It is about expanding consciousness from survival to evolutional of the soul. To accepting that we create our own reality. We are master creators. Our emotions coupled with our thoughts create what we are currently experiencing. By making new choices and creating new behaviours we CREATE CHANGE. Our own choices. It. Has. To. Be. Our. Own. Choice. This is the law of free will. Make a new choice today. Right now: RAVES Self Defence North Brisbane Sunday Session #buckthesystem #reLearneverything
"In undertaking a self defence course, Kay Cottee developed what is sometimes referred to as 'movement literacy.' The benefits of undertaking a self defence course are not so much that we are suddenly physically equiped to deal with aggressive situations but, more importantly, that we discover our strength and unlock our positivity, that we give voice and movement to our own natural and constructive aggression. Connecting with our personal power is particularly important for battered women in violent domestic relationships and for women who are not in these kinds of relationships but may feel fearful of men's aggression." 'When World's Collide' - Shari Davies. In 1986 Shari Davies was abducted from a Brisbane City carpark in daylight at knife point, made to drive to bushland, was brutally raped, her throat cut and was left for dead. Her beliefs about self defence and personal empowerment bolstered me to keep teaching into my 12th year even though I developed lesions in my throat (from 'teaching') and question if I have enough energy and enough smarts to make a difference. Thank you Joanne Johnson for sharing the book and the personal insights into your friend and fellow survivor, at a time when I was ready to pack it up. RAVES Self Defence North Brisbane Sunday Session (THIS SUNDAY)
"In undertaking a self defence course, Kay Cottee developed what is sometimes referred to as 'movement literacy.' The benefits of undertaking a self defence course are not so much that we are suddenly physically equiped to deal with aggressive situations but, more importantly, that we discover our strength and unlock our positivity, that we give voice and movement to our own natural and constructive aggression. Connecting with our personal power is particularly important for battered women in violent domestic relationships and for women who are not in these kinds of relationships but may feel fearful of men's aggression." 'When World's Collide' - Shari Davies. In 1986 Shari Davies was abducted from a Brisbane City carpark in daylight at knife point, made to drive to bushland, was brutally raped, her throat cut and was left for dead. Her beliefs about self defence and personal empowerment bolstered me to keep teaching into my 12th year even though I developed lesions in my throat (from 'teaching') and question if I have enough energy and enough smarts to make a difference. Thank you Joanne Johnson for sharing the book and the personal insights into your friend and fellow survivor, at a time when I was ready to pack it up. RAVES Self Defence North Brisbane Sunday Session (THIS SUNDAY)
This is actual footage of me sick a few weeks ago. Like an old feline preparing to die I chose to leave the family home and return my decrepit bones to nature. Like my dignity, my will to live had taken flight. Please note that instead of caring for me Matty chose to photograph me instead. If audio were included he would probably be heard to giggle and say ‘lucky curb side collection was last week.’ I am so grateful for your understanding when I cancelled the classes. I am so thankful. Your kindness was a healing balm. I am an avid believer that my thought proceeds my health - & or disease. So I am having an existential crisis as to what form of fresh hell was burning in my head to lead me to my (self created) demise. (Calling DNA ascension scholars to give me a heads up - payment will be given in kisses). Again, thank you. You are such a powerful, kind and compassionate bunch. I loves you.
This is actual footage of me sick a few weeks ago. Like an old feline preparing to die I chose to leave the family home and return my decrepit bones to nature. Like my dignity, my will to live had taken flight. Please note that instead of caring for me Matty chose to photograph me instead. If audio were included he would probably be heard to giggle and say ‘lucky curb side collection was last week.’ I am so grateful for your understanding when I cancelled the classes. I am so thankful. Your kindness was a healing balm. I am an avid believer that my thought proceeds my health - & or disease. So I am having an existential crisis as to what form of fresh hell was burning in my head to lead me to my (self created) demise. (Calling DNA ascension scholars to give me a heads up - payment will be given in kisses). Again, thank you. You are such a powerful, kind and compassionate bunch. I loves you.
I have a story in me, that is niggling at my skull to be let out. A few weeks ago I taught female refugees who are survivors of prolonged torture and violence. I will let that sentence sink in. I met one young girl - 17 years old from Afghanistan. She had shrapnel scaring over her face, and a really funky Rolling Stones t-shirt. During a break she stood quietly by herself, and I asked about her story. I asked about her family. "All dead," she said. I will let that sink in. She had limited english - she had only been in Australia for 8 months. A male family friend smuggled her into a Greek refugee camp. One night she awoke to find this "Uncle" on top of her. When she tried to scream he tried to rip her trachea from her throat to silence her. He is now in jail for attempted murder in Greece. Any of my Police colleagues who have worked for the Feds or UN know that she must have very nearly been decapitated for this charge to have 'got up'. I asked her what she wanted to be? She said, "I just want to learn, to go to school, to learn." She is utterly alone in this world. Alone, utterly deprived of a childhood and family and safety from the moment she was born. But we can do something. This is not just about money. We can also choose what words we use, what thoughts we have, what energy we give out, choose love over fear. Choose connection instead of separation. We can be leaders of reform, not distrust and vile and vulgar fear. We can halt our minds from being hoodwinked by media and politicians and the unknowing masses. We can listen to the truth in our all-knowing heart. What do you value? Do you value love? And inclusiveness? Peace and safety for your family? Or do you subscribe to fear - that there is not enough and that we have to fight to keep what we have? That money and entitlement are more important then equality? That strangers will kill us in our sleep? (Fact: that is more likely to be the man that you are/were in a relationship with.) Being the great-great-great granddaughter of a convict and a potato famine refugee I feel that I have no right to exclude those in need, those who have been persecuted and tortured. #whitehypocracy She was somebody's child. As I think of her my heart breaks - we all want our children to be safe, and loved and fed and happy. The nightmare of children being alone is unbearable. We have the sovereign power to change everything. To bring peace and love, and stop the cycle of war, debt, separation, exclusion and fear. We are powerful enough to choose love over hate. Be a #warrioroflight because #fearkeepsusweak. I will not be the bum-bitch of fear and hate. I. Choose. Love.
I have a story in me, that is niggling at my skull to be let out. A few weeks ago I taught female refugees who are survivors of prolonged torture and violence. I will let that sentence sink in. I met one young girl - 17 years old from Afghanistan. She had shrapnel scaring over her face, and a really funky Rolling Stones t-shirt. During a break she stood quietly by herself, and I asked about her story. I asked about her family. "All dead," she said. I will let that sink in. She had limited english - she had only been in Australia for 8 months. A male family friend smuggled her into a Greek refugee camp. One night she awoke to find this "Uncle" on top of her. When she tried to scream he tried to rip her trachea from her throat to silence her. He is now in jail for attempted murder in Greece. Any of my Police colleagues who have worked for the Feds or UN know that she must have very nearly been decapitated for this charge to have 'got up'. I asked her what she wanted to be? She said, "I just want to learn, to go to school, to learn." She is utterly alone in this world. Alone, utterly deprived of a childhood and family and safety from the moment she was born. But we can do something. This is not just about money. We can also choose what words we use, what thoughts we have, what energy we give out, choose love over fear. Choose connection instead of separation. We can be leaders of reform, not distrust and vile and vulgar fear. We can halt our minds from being hoodwinked by media and politicians and the unknowing masses. We can listen to the truth in our all-knowing heart. What do you value? Do you value love? And inclusiveness? Peace and safety for your family? Or do you subscribe to fear - that there is not enough and that we have to fight to keep what we have? That money and entitlement are more important then equality? That strangers will kill us in our sleep? (Fact: that is more likely to be the man that you are/were in a relationship with.) Being the great-great-great granddaughter of a convict and a potato famine refugee I feel that I have no right to exclude those in need, those who have been persecuted and tortured. #whitehypocracy She was somebody's child. As I think of her my heart breaks - we all want our children to be safe, and loved and fed and happy. The nightmare of children being alone is unbearable. We have the sovereign power to change everything. To bring peace and love, and stop the cycle of war, debt, separation, exclusion and fear. We are powerful enough to choose love over hate. Be a #warrioroflight because #fearkeepsusweak. I will not be the bum-bitch of fear and hate. I. Choose. Love.
Hello Sweaty Inquirers, The Sweat Depot timetable is almost fully booked out for 2018. Before I enter the pre-Christmas rush I have scheduled Boxing technique session: great start for teens and beginners! Bookings are essential for fantastic programming. Otherwise every Monday at 5-5.30pm is a beginners sessions. Just text to let me know you are coming. Arriving 10-15 minutes earlier ensures that you are kitted out with loan gloves (available for your first few sessions) and the format of the class will be personally explained. Once the class has started I am head-first into coaching. ALL of our casual boxing sessions are $20. A monthly calendar membership is $169. In 2019 I will be taking 10 week workshop bookings for beginners as an entry level requirement to our Sweaty Shed. Because we are a genuine system of boxing and MMA coaching we don't want to leave our newbies behind. Did you know we also have one of the largest and most affordable range of quality gloves and 4metre long elastane wraps in Brisbane? I only purchase gloves that I would personally wear myself in the 4 hours of boxing I undertake weekly. Boxing is definitely not rehab - so if you need some healing we have Yoga at 9:45am every Saturday. I cannot speak highly enough of the work that Charles does to gently show you the true potential of self healing. And of course, our 1.5 hour RAVES Self Defence North Brisbane Sunday Session for the family gets sold out quickly. I have 3 more sessions left on this years calendar!!!!! Get in quick. Wowsers, lots of information there because we have something for the WHOLE family. Get in contact with me if I have left anything out.
Hello Sweaty Inquirers, The Sweat Depot timetable is almost fully booked out for 2018. Before I enter the pre-Christmas rush I have scheduled Boxing technique session: great start for teens and beginners! Bookings are essential for fantastic programming. Otherwise every Monday at 5-5.30pm is a beginners sessions. Just text to let me know you are coming. Arriving 10-15 minutes earlier ensures that you are kitted out with loan gloves (available for your first few sessions) and the format of the class will be personally explained. Once the class has started I am head-first into coaching. ALL of our casual boxing sessions are $20. A monthly calendar membership is $169. In 2019 I will be taking 10 week workshop bookings for beginners as an entry level requirement to our Sweaty Shed. Because we are a genuine system of boxing and MMA coaching we don't want to leave our newbies behind. Did you know we also have one of the largest and most affordable range of quality gloves and 4metre long elastane wraps in Brisbane? I only purchase gloves that I would personally wear myself in the 4 hours of boxing I undertake weekly. Boxing is definitely not rehab - so if you need some healing we have Yoga at 9:45am every Saturday. I cannot speak highly enough of the work that Charles does to gently show you the true potential of self healing. And of course, our 1.5 hour RAVES Self Defence North Brisbane Sunday Session for the family gets sold out quickly. I have 3 more sessions left on this years calendar!!!!! Get in quick. Wowsers, lots of information there because we have something for the WHOLE family. Get in contact with me if I have left anything out.
Don't like your job? Leave it. You're only killing yourself and hurting the people around you by believing that you are indispensable. Go be a barrister instead. Coffee is important. Dependant on a payout? You are a slave to money. That means you are somebody's bitch. Don't be somebody's bitch. It is unsexy and uncool. You stand as a victim before the oppressor. Imagine if we all left the job that we bemoan? Stopped paying for the parking and the public transport and the lunches and alcohol that is making us fat and sick? Stopped buying the clothes and fillers that mask the aching hatred we have of ourselves? Stopped paying for entertainment and netflix accounts to escape the little voices in our head that convince us that we are nothing without this money that we worship? All these memes about standing in your power are manure if you don't leave what you are bitching about. What if we all left it? What would that mean? It would mean change. Everything. Would. Change. Because YOU were brave enough to change.
Don't like your job? Leave it. You're only killing yourself and hurting the people around you by believing that you are indispensable. Go be a barrister instead. Coffee is important. Dependant on a payout? You are a slave to money. That means you are somebody's bitch. Don't be somebody's bitch. It is unsexy and uncool. You stand as a victim before the oppressor. Imagine if we all left the job that we bemoan? Stopped paying for the parking and the public transport and the lunches and alcohol that is making us fat and sick? Stopped buying the clothes and fillers that mask the aching hatred we have of ourselves? Stopped paying for entertainment and netflix accounts to escape the little voices in our head that convince us that we are nothing without this money that we worship? All these memes about standing in your power are manure if you don't leave what you are bitching about. What if we all left it? What would that mean? It would mean change. Everything. Would. Change. Because YOU were brave enough to change.
Check out Wednesday Sweat Depot Fight Fitness: we have more classes then multi coloured balls in the winning clown's mouth. Monday: * 5pm Basics*** * 5.30-5:45pm Circuit *5:45-6.30pm Advanced Do one, some, or all, same cost w/-Erin Let me know if you are coming. Tuesday * 5.30pm Fight Fitness Erin SPECIAL CLASSES EKKA Wednesday * 9-10am Karen * 4pm EKKA Special Just Beginners Boxing: great for teens * 4.40pm 20 minute circuit * 5-5.30 Advanced MMA (like Monday, just earlier) Erin Let me know below if you can make it - save time by booking in the link 👊. Thursday * 5.30pm Fight Fitness Karen Saturday * 8.30am Fight Fitness Erin * 9:45am Integrative Trauma Yoga Timetable🧘‍♂️ Charles RAVES Self Defence North Brisbane Sunday Session and BRAVE Kids Self Defence School Holiday Session in September. Click links for details.
Check out Wednesday Sweat Depot Fight Fitness: we have more classes then multi coloured balls in the winning clown's mouth. Monday: * 5pm Basics*** * 5.30-5:45pm Circuit *5:45-6.30pm Advanced Do one, some, or all, same cost w/-Erin Let me know if you are coming. Tuesday * 5.30pm Fight Fitness Erin SPECIAL CLASSES EKKA Wednesday * 9-10am Karen * 4pm EKKA Special Just Beginners Boxing: great for teens * 4.40pm 20 minute circuit * 5-5.30 Advanced MMA (like Monday, just earlier) Erin Let me know below if you can make it - save time by booking in the link 👊. Thursday * 5.30pm Fight Fitness Karen Saturday * 8.30am Fight Fitness Erin * 9:45am Integrative Trauma Yoga Timetable🧘‍♂️ Charles RAVES Self Defence North Brisbane Sunday Session and BRAVE Kids Self Defence School Holiday Session in September. Click links for details.
FAQ RAVES Self Defence North Brisbane Sunday Session *****Do you any classes in south side area please?***** Hi! Thank you so much for your inquiry. I don't currently have any public sessions booked for the Southside for 2018 (however I am open to the universe hosting a session at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre for me ���). Sweat Depot, the home of RAVES, is at 12/254 South Pine Road Enoggera. Approximately 25 minutes from the Southside. I try to make my times favourable for bookings from the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, and Byron Bay. I also have an online self defence book which I put together and people from all over the world have been able to learn at their own pace in their own home www.RAVESselfdefence.com Don't hesitate to reply if you need further assistance, Erin
FAQ RAVES Self Defence North Brisbane Sunday Session *****Do you any classes in south side area please?***** Hi! Thank you so much for your inquiry. I don't currently have any public sessions booked for the Southside for 2018 (however I am open to the universe hosting a session at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre for me ���). Sweat Depot, the home of RAVES, is at 12/254 South Pine Road Enoggera. Approximately 25 minutes from the Southside. I try to make my times favourable for bookings from the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, and Byron Bay. I also have an online self defence book which I put together and people from all over the world have been able to learn at their own pace in their own home www.RAVESselfdefence.com Don't hesitate to reply if you need further assistance, Erin