Posts in California
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.”

Read More
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.”

Read More
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.

Read More
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.

Read More