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BENDER DEFENDERS BUMPER TRAINING PROGRAMME

Next training: Saturday 24th July, 2021, 4:00pm

Location: KO Combat Academy, 186 Bancroft Road, Bethnal Green, E1 4ET

We’re buzzing to announce that from this week, we’ll be training in a real life Muay Thai gym! Bender Defenders are joining forces with the KO community project ‘LGBTQIA boxing’. Sessions will kick off at 4pm. They’ll be 60 mins long and will include a warm up, a Muay Thai session, fitness exercises and stretching at the end.

Pay what you can afford, with a suggested donation of £5!

BENDER DEFENDERS x HACKNEY PRIDE 365


With attacks continuing and rising in many parts of London
 we welcome everyone to come to our trainings and please do sign up to our  Queer self-defense and art workshops for Hackney residents this Summer. To be added to our mailing list please send an email to queernightpride@gmail.co

WHO ARE WE?

Bender Defenders is a new street defence movement confronting rising hate crime. Across the UK pre pandemic we witnessed more attacks AND WE AIN’T GONNA STAND FOR IT after the pandemic. Wear the jackets, take to the streets. Fight back. Get involved – www.benderdefenders.com / queernightpride@gmail.com

Classes are every Saturday at the same time

Interested? Skill up, wear the jackets, take to the streets. Fight back.

BENDER DEFENDER MERCHANDISE

Inspired by the immortal actions of our patron saints Ash Kaur (part of the first Benders lesbian Muslim couple along with Iqra) standing up to homophobes here at min. 6.20 and Patron Saint Phil Mitchell after punching homophobic Jonny Highway and his ‘disgusting muck-loving faggot’ abuse WE ARE PROUD TO LAUNCH  BENDER DEFENDERS Needs You! – Bender Defenders is a new street defence movement confronting rising hate crime. In London pre pandemic we witnessed more attacks AND WE AIN’T GONNA STAND FOR IT after the pandemic. Wear the jackets, take to the streets. Fight back. Sign up to our public facebook page ‘BECOME A BENDER DEFENDER’ here. Contact us at queernightpride@gmail.com to register interest. 

ORDER JACKETS / GET INVOLVED

Would you like to pre-order one of the first 100 jackets (£60 each)? Send us your design request – either Ash or Phil – and size to queernightpride@gmail.com – they come in burgundy, petrol blue, green and black and in sizes small, medium, large and extra-large

Do you work in media, fashion, entertainment, venues, music and would like some BENDER DEFENDER product placement? Then send your order request to queernightpride@gmail.com

Do you work in the nightclub industry, music and events? Then send your order request to queernightpride@gmail.com

Are you a lawyer who can provide legal support to our growing BENDER DEFENDERS network? Then email queernightpride@gmail.com

Would you like to be trained up as part of the BENDER DEFENDER stop-hate-crime street network on buses and outside of bars? Then email queernightpride@gmail.com

Are you a mum who wants to defend your queer child? Then join the BENDER DEFENDER MUMS WING by emailing queernightpride@gmail.com

Watch this space for the announcement of the Bender Defender training programme.

Are you a fascist, bigot or homophobe? Then you can F*CK OFF.

Ash design by the brilliant Miss Bad Child at brenda_goodchild@yahoo.com and Phil design by the great Mark Glasgow at markglasgowdesign@gmail.com

Printing through ‘No Sweat(shop)’ clothing at www.nosweat.org.uk.

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