Since its founding, Stop AAPI (The organization of Asian American and Pacific Islander) Hate has tracked more than 3,800 incidents of anti-Asian hate, violence, and harassment.1
Hi, my name is Lee Chiang. I’m the owner of Oracle Jiu Jitsu academy.
Rooted in a martial art that seeks to defend oneself in a controlled measure, without the need to throw a single punch or kick. Growing up in the streets of Toronto’s Jane and Finch corridor, Lee of Chinese descent himself, early on learned to navigate the tough streets he was raised in. He learned where to be careful, places to avoid and how to spot potential dangerous situations before they became trouble. Lee didn’t have access to such arts in his youth, and is giving back to his community, especially in this time of need.
“You had to know these things to stay safe and make it home in one piece. It wasn’t optional, it was simply survival.”
There are great tools out there to get your local and federal government to act and support the API community. But Lee wanted something a bit more concrete and immediate. Something that he could teach his fellow API community members and they in turn could instantly walk away feeling more confident and empowered. That’s when Lee’s 10 step, API defence Bootcamp was born.
Lee designed his 10 Step API self-defence Bootcamp to immediately give you the tools to not just defend yourself, but to diffuse a situation before it becomes a problem. Lee’s 10 step bootcamp will teach you:
- This kind of Trouble is not so fun
- Signs and signals. Not from heaven but 6 feet away
- “AttackPrep” what is it, and use it effectively.
- Altercation Avoidance – part a) The Escalator
- Altercation Avoidance – part b) “PDM” and how to do it
- If you must . . . what happens next?
- The Immobilizer
- Technique 1. “The Choker”
- Technique 2. “Yogi Bear that wasn’t”
- Technique 3. “The Night Hag”
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- Did you know? A proposed resolution sought that May be designated AAPI month for two reasons. On May 7, 1843, the first Japanese immigrant arrived in the United States. More than two decades later, on May 10, 1869, the golden spike was driven into the First Transcontinental Railroad, which was completed using Chinese labour.
* The tragic news of London, Ontario’s act of terrorism on an innocent family, racially motivated for being of Muslim faith, has further stressed the need for ALL people being profiled and targetted with hard and soft violence to unite. Oracle Jiu Jitsu is committed to helping ALL people of ANY group, colour or ethnicity, in need, particularly including our Muslim and Black brothers and sisters in our communities.