Survival Arts in Voyage LA Magazine

Survival Arts Academy was featured in Voyage LA Magazine with an interview by Jamie Yancovitz.

”Survival Arts is a community-based training program for families of color to protect against violence based out of Los Angeles, California. It is a space where womxn and children learn how to respond to grabs, chokes, and other forms of attack, creating sisterhood while connecting to ancestral roots and indigenous knowledge… We work with and within healing spaces including Flora Y Tierra, Hood Herbalism, La Conxa, and Women’s True Healing.”

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Survival Arts in Bustle Magazine

Featured in Bustle Magazine, Director of Survival Arts Jamie Yancovitz speaks about her training and educational work.

“Yancovitz starts with cultivating basic concepts of consent, respect, and boundaries to her students as young as five years old. ‘With little girls, for example, when I work with six-year-olds or five-year-olds, the first thing I teach them is how to say no,’ she tells Bustle.”

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CNN Philippines — Julia Saubier speaks about Survival Arts Academy

Julia Saubier speaks on CNN Philippines about the work that Survival Arts Academy is doing to protect women, children, and LGBTQ communities worldwide through Pekiti Tirsia Kali.

Watch her live interview with Charles Tiu on our channel!

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#NoMeansNo — Survival Arts Teaches Consent in 13 Languages

In the Philippines, ​a person is reportedly raped per hour​. In America, ​every 92 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted​. In this article, Jamie Yancovitz and Julia Saubier discuss their campaign #NoMeansNo in 7 world languages and 6 languages of the Philippines.

Survival Arts represents a global movement to equip women, girls, and members of the LGBTQ community with the tools and mindset to protect themselves, and to likewise, seek to challenge and dismantle power systems and paradigms which give rise to a world where sexual violence, harassment, and abuse are the norm. The international multilingual Survival Arts #NoMeansNo campaign is just the first step in our global plan to educate the public about sexual consent.

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Survival Arts x Bayani Art

Bayani Art, one of the premier lifestyle brands of Filipino culture in the United States and throughout the diaspora, has partnered with Survival Arts to honor Warrior Queen Urduha. 

Survival Arts Academy continues the legacy of Queen Urduha by leading the first all-womxn’s Kali training group internationally. By training womxn and girls to protect their bodies from violence and sexual assault, Survival Arts works to carry on the Pinay warrior bloodline. 

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Princess Urduha, Warrior Queen of Pangasinan

A warrior queen of a matriarchal dynasty, Urduha (widely known as Princess Urduja) was a 14th century ruler of Tawalisi, in what is now known as Pangasinan. Known far and wide, she was famous for leading a retinue of women warriors who were skilled fighters, equestrians, and experts in weaponry.

Survival Arts continues the legacy of Queen Urduha by leading the first all-womxn’s training group internationally, interpreting Queen Urduha for the modern Filipina warrior.

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Spectrum News Channel 1 — Survival Arts Academy Brings Local Women Together Through Self-Defense Classes

“If you happen to be at the local park near Flora y Tierra in Long Beach on Saturdays, you might come across a strange scene. Once a month, 20 or so women wielding sticks can be seen on the grass.”

  • Woman teaches Filipino martial arts to women for self-defense

  • She is great niece of one of the martial art's few living masters

  • Style emphasizes the use of blades and body movements

In this local news feature, Spectrum News Channel 1 journalist Kristen Lago takes a Survival Arts training, and interviews our director.

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Long Beach Post — Survival Arts Academy Breeds Generations of Warrior Women with Ancient Filipino Martial Arts

“Warrior chants rang from the center of Gumbiner Park in the East Village early Saturday afternoon, where three long rows of women, each woman wielding a wooden stick, maneuvered in unison.”

In this article and video published in the Long Beach Post, womxn and girls train to protect their bodies from violence, while healing from sexual assault and trauma.

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