Women in impoverished Western Cape towns are being taught self-defence techniques by the best of the best. Seven female martial art experts are lending a helping hand to the Shoprite Stay Safe Self Defence campaign which aims to empower women in areas where domestic violence is a common phenomenon.
One of the Super Seven, world-renowned Black Belt Sanette Smit, says they hope this campaign will eventually be extended to the whole of South Africa. “At the moment we visit a different town in the Western Cape every month where we train 100 women at a time. Our purpose is to help women in communities where social ills lead to unnecessary domestic issues”.
The karateka’s next stop is Macassar on the 31st of this month.
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